Kirkland, WA is one of the fastest-growing small cities in America. Any project there is a chance to be part of a changing, dynamic community. But that’s especially true for a project like Kirkland Urban.
The reason is that there simply aren’t many projects like Kirkland Urban. When completed in 2019, the development became one of the largest in the city’s history — which is saying a lot, given the area’s recent growth.
“From the proposal to the contract to getting the work started, Edge made the whole process easy for me and that’s what I like.”
Edge partnered with Ryan Companies, the general contractor, to bring to life a 1-million square-foot development that included two high-rise office buildings totaling 370,770 square-feet, a 185,000 square-foot residential building, a grocery store, three retail pavilions totaling 150,082 square-feet, and underground parking with 1,700 stalls. The development also included plazas, community gathering spaces, and water features.
For Edge, this meant a lot of concrete work. Our scope included exterior site concrete including curbs, city sidewalks, CIP stairs, ADA ramps, radius seat bollards, and heavy duty reinforced concrete pavement. We also installed decorative finishes, with hand-seeded reflective silica, stamped concrete, integral color with topcast finishes, and decorative saw cutting — in all, over 115,000 square-feet of decorative flatwork.
Kirkland Urban completed construction in May 2019 and gave the growing community a place to live, work, eat, and relax. It was recognized by NAIOPWA (Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Washington State Chapter) as “Mixed-Used Development of the Year, 2020.” And best of all, it helped establish an important working relationship between Edge and Ryan Companies that continues to this day.