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Commercial | LEGACY PARTNERS RESIDENTIAL – RIVERPARK Riverside Attraction J LEGACY DEVELOPED AN OUTDOORS-FOCUSED MIXED-USE SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE. BY KELLY MCCABE ust 25 miles from Seattle, the city of Redmond, Wash., offers all the benefits of a metropolitan area blended with ample outdoor and recreational activities. To capture people’s desire for both, Legacy Partners Residential developed Riverpark, which sits adjacent to a city park and the Sammamish River. A bike path along the river and Riverpark connects to a large network of bike paths and runs to Seattle. The 6-acre development also is just a quarter-mile from Marymoore Park, which is one of the largest in the region, Vice President of Development James Geimer says. “We attract people who enjoy the outdoors and fitness activities along the bike path, and we also attract many people who work for Microsoft, because we’re about three miles from their headquarters,” he explains. Mixed-use Riverpark includes 319 luxury apartments, a 144-room hotel, retail space, restaurants and 106,000 square feet of office space. The $200 million project began in summer 2007, and the office building and parking garage opened in October 2008; the hotel and residential portions opened in September 2009. “We wanted to have a project that was able to take advantage of shared parking and to bring new, quality office, hotel and apartment uses where there were very few existing ones,” Geimer says. But the area around Riverpark is now bustling, offering residents and customers many other options in the surrounding area. Just two blocks away is the Redmond Town Center, which is a large shopping area. “The great outdoors or a cultural diversion? At Legacy at Riverpark, no need to weigh your options – you’re within steps of the Burke Gilman/Sammamish River Trail and Redmond Town Center,” Riverpark says. “So any given day, you can hike the trails, browse the racks, kayak the river, catch a flick, race a bike and grab a bite.” And when residents don’t want to pedal to Seattle, they can rely on the nearby interstates and public transportation. Legacy Partners Residential • Location: Redmond, Wash. • Cost: $200 million • Scope: Mixed-use development “We had to make sure we were balanced in our role of apartment developers and project master developers.” –James Geimer, vice president of development Legacy’s Luxury Geimer says all portions of the Riverpark – each five stories tall – has high-end interior offers a »Riverpark housing variety of units, including lofts. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January 2010
Profitable Contractor
Aireko Enterprises
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Interlink Group
TCD Inc.
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Wharton-Smith Inc.
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Grinnell Recycling
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Sessler Wrecking
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Regional Spotlight
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
Block Cos.
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Urban Landmarks
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
Construction Coach
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
Nan Inc.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
Special Focus
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
DiFazio Industries
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks

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