A Neighbor Center in Redmond, Avondale Market consists of a 11,700-square-foot retail mixed-use building and a 27,300 square foot market. As Redmond's first commercial project to be located in a residential neighborhood, the scale and character of the buildings were carefully integrated within the community. Favored for its durability and economy, as well as texture and color offerings, CMU was used for multiple design elements incorporating the Pacific Northwest style.
Developing a pilot project that would set the standards for future developments was important for the City, so the team worked closely with local agencies to design this small neighborhood center. The project has strong street presence and pedestrian movement, both to and through the site. In addition, it was important that the project maintain visibility from all four sides and relate to the scale of the adjacent residential community.