The work of HR²’s predecessor Hebert Research is symbolized in the above aerial photograph, called the “Wedding Cake” of the Bellevue Collection. Much of this picture represents the tremendous expansion of Bellevue Square into what is now called The Bellevue Collection. This picture of downtown Bellevue, Washington, reflects a thousand questions that were answered prior to building one of the nation’s world-renowned business districts. Among the questions asked, a few resulted in Westin Hotels and the new W hotel luxury apartments, with units pre-leasing from $10,000 to $24,000 per month, which opened in June 2017, the Tataushi Center for Performing Arts, numerous banking centers, as well as the complete renovation of the Bellevue Art Museum. Not included in shot is the realignment of the East Link Light Rail and the Northeast 10th and 4th access to I405. Hebert Research resulted in a change in the building codes, allowing for increasing the building heights from 5 floors to well over 40 floors. Following this expansion, this district became the headquarters for major divisions of corporations such as Microsoft and PACCAR. The innovative design of this business district has brought expansive change in allowing Bellevue its own awe inspiring skyline; the total value of expansion slated at $1.2 billion. HR², standing on the foundation laid by Hebert Research, will continue its path into the data centric future, also determined to make a groundbreaking impact on our community.
Click the link to read an article on the Bellevue Collection Project. http://www.kemperfreeman.com/lincoln-square-expansion-groundbreaking/