Kirkland-based real estate developer MainStreet Property Group recently began construction on a four-story mixed-use residential and retail building next to Pop Keeney Stadium and McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell.
The construction, dubbed The POP, is scheduled to open late summer 2019. Located at 9634 Thorsk Street in downtown Bothell, the building will contain 122 apartment homes and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Specific amenities will include a pop art-focused street basketball court, a walking path around the building, and a courtyard featuring high-tech outdoor work pods.
“The POP will be unlike any mixed-use project on the Eastside and more particularly in downtown Bothell,” MainStreet Property Group President Kelly Price said in a statement. “Its location as the backdrop to the stadium and proximity within a short walk or bike ride to dining at McMenamins, Poquitos, Stack 571 Burger & Whiskey Bar, Prime Steakhouse, Amaro Bistro and PinkaBella — as well many other service offerings including The Everett Clinic — is what makes it so unique.”
The POP is considered a “Walk Anywhere Community,” meaning residents can find dining, shopping, medical services, banking services, library services, and more, within 50 bike pedals or a five-minute walk. Another recent MainStreet development, a six-story mixed-use building called the Junction, sits just a block away from where The POP will eventually open.
The POP is named after Harold “Pop” Keeney, Bothell’s first football coach and the son of one of the city’s prominent families. The nearby stadium, first dedicated to Keeney in 1953, is home to the sporting events of several Northshore schools, including Bothell, Woodinville, and Inglemoor High Schools.
With at least two upcoming and three recently completed projects, MainStreet Property Group is no stranger to the Bothell area. Once The POP opens, the company will have added 650 new apartments and 55,000 square feet of new retail space to the Eastside city.
GenCap Construction is the contractor on the project, GGLO Design is the architect and interior designer, the Blueline Group is the civil engineer, and U.S. Bank is providing construction financing.