Exciting Changes Coming to Redmond Town Center
Redmond Town Center
What's in the Works
Fairbourne Properties and the local office of Hines have partnered with a collection of world class architects and designers to reimagine and enhance Redmond Town Center, updating it from an interior-facing, auto-oriented, outdoor mall into a true mixed-use, transit-oriented, walkable Town Center that elevates existing tenants, excites future retail partners, and engages the local community.
What's The Plan
We want to create a vibrant, modern, town center with greater pedestrian connectivity both internally and with greater downtown Redmond. Our efforts will include modernizing building design and character, activating street-level spaces and public gathering areas, encouraging greater pedestrian connectivity within the center and outward towards downtown, and many more new places for you to meet and gather.
Our plan does not include tearing down the existing retail, or displacing existing tenants. Rather, our approach is aimed at strengthening the existing retail core so these businesses are better equipped to succeed.
A primary objective of the project is increased pedestrian connectivity and project porosity towards the new light rail station and the Downtown Redmond.
PRESERVATION OF OPEN SPACE
New density will be limited to previously developed areas, reducing development pressures on existing rural lands, and preserving the original 44 acres of open space in the RTC master plan.
By prioritizing the preservation of the current retail tenants, we seek to improve the area through increased retail, streetscape improvement and renovations to the current buildings.
As part of the project, the team is evaluating additional density at underutilized portions of the project, specifically surface parking lots. New density will be limited to previously developed areas, reducing development pressure on existing natural areas. New jobs and housing close to the retail core of Redmond Town Center will support retailer success and add additional vibrancy to the project. Finally, density in close proximity to mass transit, as part of a mixed use community, will emphasize equitable access to housing, transportation, and services while limiting environmental impact.