Eastside renters who want to live in downtown Redmond have a new option for housing

Kirkland-based developer MainStreet Property Group announced this week it has completed The Carter on the Park, a six-story, 180-unit apartment building located in the heart of Redmond and within walking distance to Redmond Town Center, the Sammamish River Trail, Dudley Carter Park, and a 4.6-acre urban forest. The building offers four live/work spaces, 22 two-bedroom units, 69 traditional one-bedroom units, and 85 urban one-bedroom homes.

The Carter on the Park

Photo courtesy MainStreet Property Group

The Carter on the Park is named after the late artist, wood carver, and Redmond resident Dudley C. Carter. In 1987, at the age of 96, Carter became King County Parks & Recreation’s first artist-in-residence. He died in 1991, just short of his 101st birthday. Carter’s work can be found at Marymoor Park, Redmond Town Center, and Redmond Public Library.

Carter’s granddaughter, Anna Hanson, created a 30-foot-tall wood wall carving in The Carter on the Park’s lobby, and a custom panel installation around the elevators that evokes Carter’s style and carving techniques. The lobby also features a gallery of additional pieces carved by Carter.

“Creating a sculpture to honor my grandfather was an exciting and meaningful project for me,” said Hanson. “As I carved using the tools he passed on to me I felt his spirit at my side — both with me and guiding me as though he never left. The owl in the carving is especially symbolic given its connection to my grandfather as a signature element in all his work.”

“We are truly thrilled to open the building to our first residents and showcase this new work of art,” said Kelly Price, president of MainStreet Property Group, which has developed several apartment buildings in Eastside cities such as Kenmore, Bothell, and Kirkland.

The Carter on the Park

Photo courtesy MainStreet Property Group

The building was designed by Seattle-based architect GGLO. W.G. Clark served as the general contractor during construction. According to MainStreet Property Group, The Carter on the Park has earned a LEED-Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for eco-friendly features such as an urban rooftop forest, a planned charging station for electric vehicles, and abundant natural light in residential units.

Amenities available to residents include a community courtyard and fire pit, fitness facility, complimentary high-end and fully-automated coffee bar, and an electronic 24/7 custom package delivery system. Residents can also take advantage of a ‘VIP Resident Loyalty Program’ that offers courtesy discounts from a handful of neighborhood businesses.

The Carter on the Park is located at 7508 159th Place NE. Pre-leasing is underway. A grand opening will be held on March 8. More information is available online at http://www.liveatthecarter.com.