design rendering of ‘The Pine’ complex (courtesy of MainStreet Property Group)

design rendering of ‘The Pine’ complex (courtesy of MainStreet Property Group)

‘The Pine’ 140-unit housing development breaks ground in Kirkland

The eco-friendly building design will aim to “embrace the natural environment”.

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:45am
  • News

MainStreet Property Group LLC, a full-service Kirkland-based real estate developer, today announced the start of construction at The Pine, a new seven-story multi-family building in Kirkland, Wash.

Located at 10930 116th Avenue NE in Kirkland’s Forbes Creek Neighborhood, near Totem Lake, the newest project by MainStreet features 140 apartment homes with ten percent of units participating in the ARCH affordable housing program.

“The Pine is perfectly situated near the revitalized Totem Lake Mall and Downtown Kirkland with convenient freeway access, while still set in a neighborhood with a park-like setting. What I really love is that the design of The Pine uniquely dovetails with the surrounding forested area and builds upon nature. Because of this we’ve created design elements unlike any other community in the area,” said MainStreet Property Group President Kelly Price.

The Pine embraces its natural surroundings and is focused on promoting healthy living with amenities celebrating home, balance and nature, including a natural environment themed lobby and an apothecary themed club room with other interesting spaces designed to complement the lives of the future residents.

With an ideal location near some of the Pacific Northwest’s largest employers in downtown Kirkland and the pedestrian-friendly Juanita neighborhood, Bellevue and Seattle with I-405 commuting access within a mile, The Pine is also primely-located for discovering nature with parks, the Cross Kirkland Corridor and Forbes Creek nearby. The project is also located just 1.5 miles from the all-new Totem Lake Village and Downtown Kirkland.

Constructed with reclaimed building materials from the warehouse previously located on-site, The Pine will include balanced and efficient heating and cooling; 100 percent LED lighting; electric car charging stations; energy-efficient windows and appliances; low-flow plumbing fixtures; and sustainable plantings including a drought-tolerant, native plant palette and green roof.

The building is expected to open in Summer 2023.

In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

Kirkland Fire Department's newly built Station 24 on 9824 NE 132nd St., pictured on Jan. 12, 2022. Photo by Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing
Kirkland’s Fire Station 24 responds to first calls from new location

New station will reduce response times to calls throughout Finn Hill and Juanita.

Lake Washington High School. Courtesy photo
Lake Washington High School switches to remote learning following substitute shortage

Staff attempted to fill vacancies, but absences were more than what could be covered.

File photo
WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo
Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime

Governor wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor.

Juanita High School extends remote learning due to COVID exposures

LWSD has been advised that all students who were on campus may have had a COVID-19 exposure.

Issaquah and Bellevue police chase ends with stolen car in river

The two suspects have been arrested and are awaiting charges with King County.

File photo
County auditor finds agencies fall short on emergency services

The auditor’s office recommends clarifying responsibilities and accountability for effective planning.

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113
Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.

Most Read