Kirkland Urban project manager Matt Van Leishout seen in front of the development on March 13, 2016. The first phase of the 1.2 million sq ft project opened later that year in October. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Kirkland Urban project manager Matt Van Leishout seen in front of the development on March 13, 2016. The first phase of the 1.2 million sq ft project opened later that year in October. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

123,000-plus square feet of retail tenants committed to Kirkland Urban

The 12-acre development is off to a successful start.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:30am
  • Business

As development continues on the 12-acre Kirkland Urban mixed-use project, Ryan Companies and Talon Private Capital have announced the roster of retail businesses that will call the new project home.

The 14 tenants signed represent about 90 percent of the retail availability, according to a press release. Kirkland Urban includes Urban North, Urban Central and The Uptown apartments. The mix of retail tenants will occupy space in Urban Central and Urban North, with spaces that range from 1,000 square feet to more than 55,000 square feet. Most of the signed tenants will be open for business by August, the release states.

According to the release, retail tenants include; iPic, Top Golf, Shake Shack, Evergreen Salad, Dough Zone, Mud Bay Pets, Heavy Restaurant Group, Restore Hyper Wellness, Soi, Bright Horizons Childcare and Early Learning, Home Street Bank, Café Ladro, AT&T and QFC.

QFC’s new flagship store will be the first to open its new space in May in Urban Central, the release states.

“Creating a place for Kirkland companies to grow their business and remain in the neighborhood was the primary goal of the Kirkland Urban project,” Bret Jordan, senior vice president and market leader for Ryan Companies’ Northwest region, said in the release. “We are incredibly pleased that the retail tenants share that vision. This milestone validates the success of that vision and we are extremely proud to be a part of Kirkland’s growth.”

The Ryan/Talon development team expects to sign the remaining square feet of retail space to tenants over the next few months to completely lease up the current phase, the release states. Office tenant Tableau Software is expected to occupy 120,000 square feet in the Urban North building in May. Uptown apartments will begin leasing this month and include 175 units of modern apartment residences, according to the release.

At full build-out, Kirkland Urban will total more than one million square feet of office, multi-family and retail space and more than two acres of open public space, the release states.

Future phases include Urban East, scheduled to begin construction in late 2020 or early 2021 and Urban South, which will house the new theater in its base, will begin construction in 2020, according to the release.

“This project is becoming exactly what our team envisioned, a place for people to gather, work, play — a sense of community,” Jim Neal, managing principal of Talon Private Capital, said in the release.

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