Kirkland Downtown Association is proud to announce Kirkland Urban as its Title Sponsor 2017.

If you are unsure about Kirkland Urban you probably don’t live in Kirkland.  As you exit the I-405 West onto Central Way you will discover major construction on the left hand side as you drive towards Lake Washington. This 11.5-acre mixed-use development has been designed and master planned by Seattle-based architects CollinsWoerman for the Seattle-adjacent city of Kirkland.  Remember anything about this area?  It was formerly known as Kirkland Parkplace Center.

The complex, a redevelopment of an existing shopping mall, is being redesigned around the notion of an “18-hour city,” a designation typically reserved for the mid-sized metropolitan centers that offer the density of amenities, jobs, and housing present in larger cities but do not necessarily run around-the-clock. The model relies on the mixed-use configurations to maintain a more balanced streetlife than prototypical purpose-built business districts, which typically shut down after business hours.

But don’t take our word for it.  Visit the Kirkland Urban website and watch cool stuff like their construction video.


TALON – a privately-held real estate investment firm with deep experience in acquisition, disposition and investment management. Operating in a broad range of property types within multiple U.S. markets, Talon seeks to provide superior risk-adjusted returns through carefully developed strategies. Talon Principals have engaged in real estate investment activities for over 25 years with a cumulative transaction volume exceeding $8.2 billion.

RYAN – a leading national commercial real estate firm offering development, construction, architecture & engineering, real estate management and capital markets to customers. Ryan’s foundational mission is to build lasting relationships with employees, customers, communities and partners. For three generations, the Ryan family has led the business guided by this mission. While remaining true to the values the company was founded on — integrity, respect, stewardship, family, excellence, safety, fun and a sincere regard for people — Ryan is meeting today’s challenges, delivering value and exceeding customers’ expectations time and time again.

Thank You Kirkland Urban from all of us at the Kirkland Downtown Association.