Not in Bellevue-proper, but I drive by it daily going to and from work on South Capitol Street. What I will say, however, is that aesthetically, it is already quite well done—the design, building material(s), and the landscaping are already an enhancement to the unremarkable drive along that stretch of South Capitol.

Having said that, it’s apparently time for an “elegant” $15 million dollar upgrade (not complaining)!

From the Washington Business Journal article:

The concept design “intends to exceed the basic design criteria of a streetcar maintenance and operations facility by promoting visible sustainable site and building features and offering a strong architectural expression to the adjacent context.”

It will feature metal panels of “varying horizontal pattern dimensions,” translucent glass panels, two green roofs, radiant heating in the floor, water reuse at the wash track, daylighting via skylights and “undulated perforated metal panel screen walls.” It will also provide the potential for on site wind energy harvesting.

That’s kinda gangsta, yall! Check out these renderings illustrating it’s inevitable evolution.

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