The team behind Avenue Bellevue — a new luxury residential and retail project in the heart of the city — revealed on Wednesday a built-out model of a two-bedroom apartment to add dimension to the renderings that were released late last month.
The model, which is on the 22nd floor of Lincoln South Tower and overlooks the 3-acre property that Avenue will occupy, is a way to bring the vision of the project to life.
“We made the model so that you can go in and approve of everything in advance, on your own. The product sells itself,” said Amin “Andy” Lakha, CEO of Fortress Development and the visionary behind Avenue.
The two-tower building will include 98 estate homes — penthouses and residences with one, two, and three bedrooms — a 252-room InterContinental Hotel, and 85,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and nightlife space.
One of the dining options that Bellevue dwellers can look forward to is Angler, a sea-life focused restaurant owned by three-Michelin-stared chef Joshua Skenes. According to Lakha, the presence of such a luxury restaurant — paired with the high-end nature of the hotel rooms, apartments, and retail of Avenue — fits perfectly in Bellevue as it becomes a world-class city.
“We want to do justice to what this region is about,” Lakha said. “We plan to do that through the high quality of our architectural designs, amenities, and art. We want this to be a destination for the Eastside, and for Seattle, too.”
However, Lakha emphasized that Avenue is not just for its residents, but for the city of Bellevue, as it is meant to improve the city’s walkability and attract more visitors.
“There will be a spa, a grand ballroom, meeting spaces, and a plaza,” Lahka said, elaborating on the amenities that can be enjoyed by the public on top of the new restaurants and retail locations.
Sales for the residences begin soon, though ground won’t break until June. The estimate for Avenue’s completion is approximately 33 to 35 months from now.