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Bothell’s New Village BY GAREN GLAZIER
he busy construction site at the intersection of Beardslee Boulevard and I-405 will soon be home to The Village at Beardslee Crossing which includes 450 urban-style apartments and 50,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. Situated near the picturesque Sammamish River Trail, the extensive project is part of a massive initiative by Bothell’s Planning and Development Department and City Council to revitalize the downtown core. Located at what is known as the gateway to Bothell, The Village will act as a vital link between North Creek Business Park, the UW Bothell and Cascadia campuses, and the city’s bustling Main Street. Among The Village’s shopping and dining options, which include a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and Massage Green Spa, will be local chef John Howie’s newest restaurant, The Beardslee Alehouse and Wildwood Distillery. Featuring premium casual dining inspired by traditional pub food, the onsite brewery and distillery will offer visitors a wide selection 22 NorthSoundLife.com
of beers and spirits to complement their dining experience. Tables and décor made from a sequoia that formerly grew on the site give a nod to Bothell’s rich logging history and underscore The Village’s commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. Long-time Bothell resident Steve Cox, president of West Ridge Land Corp, and his partner Jim Billingsley, CEO of Woodbridge Homes, are the developers behind the project. With more than 30 years of experience building communities, the pair is dedicated to providing Bothell with a stylish and convenient residential and retail destination. “This community is my home and I am passionate about creating projects that will preserve the beauty of our city and enhance its value,” said Cox. Apartments will be available starting May 1st. For more information go to beardsleecrossing.com or visit the pre-leasing office located onsite at 19115 112th Ave. NE in Bothell.