Overlake Village Infrastructure Planning

Overlake Village Infrastructure Planning

Location: Throughout Overlake Village

Project Phase: Planning

Timeline: Infrastructure planning for north part of Village complete in 2011; planning for NE 24th St and south underway; design and construction through 2030

Contact: Jeff Churchill, Planner, 425-556-2492, jchurchill@redmond.gov

Attend Infrastructure Planning Open House on December 17

Thursdsay, December 17, 2015, 5-7pm
Silver Cloud Inn
2122 152nd Ave NE, Redmond

Overlake Village is transforming into a mixed-use urban center with excellent access to housing, jobs, services and transit. Redmond is planning for the infrastructure needed to support long-term growth so that everyone has a clear idea what infrastructure will be needed, where it will go, and how it will be built.

That planning is happening now for the southern half of Overlake Village and we need your help!

To support the vision of Overlake Village as a vibrant mixed-use urban center, the City is preparing plans with input from a stakeholder group for transportation, stormwater and other utility infrastructure. At the open house on December 17, we want to hear from you about:

  • Where should future streets be located?
  • What kinds of streets should be built?
  • What should NE 24th St look like in the future, especially at the intersection with 152nd Ave NE?
  • What kinds of stormwater management features should be incorporated?

City staff and the consultant team will be available to answer questions and record your ideas and comments. Can't make it? Complete an online questionnaire, available Dec 18-Jan 3.

Infrastructure Planning

The City is developing an integrated urban infrastructure plan for the southern portion of Overlake Village, from NE 24th St south, including the NE 24th St corridor. This work builds on the Stormwater and Park Facilities Conceptual Design work completed in 2010 and the Overlake Village Street Design Guidelines completed in 2011. Those documents identified infrastructure needs north of NE 24th St and also identified an urban streetscape character that will carry through in the current work for the area south of NE 24th St

The outcome of the current work will be an infrastructure plan and phasing plan that are consistent with the Overlake Village vision and that provide clear guidance to City staff, property owners and developers as the City processes redevelopment applications and makes capital investment decisions.

The general timeline is design work and public input in 2015 followed by formal review and plan adoption in 2016. Preliminary design work for the intersection of 152nd Ave NE and NE 24th St is proceeding on a parallel path with this study.

Street Grid

The Overlake Village transportation system is built on a suburban model of big blocks and few streets. As a result, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are limited to use of a few streets, which contributes to congestion on those streets and less direct trips. To support improved mobility and circulation, the Overlake Neighborhood Plan calls for a finer street grid as properties redevelop. The City anticipates that the street grid will take shape over a number of years as property owners redevelop their properties. The first parts of the new grid are under construction at Esterra Park. View Overlake Village Street Design Guidelines.

Street Names

New streets in Overlake Village will be named for artists and technology innovators from throughout history and around the world. Overlake will continue to be a location of innovation, creativity and diversity, which provides inspiration for the new street names. The names will enhance the Village's character and sense of place.

Anchoring the new street names are Da Vinci Avenue, named for artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, and Turing Street, named for Alan Turing, widely regarded as the father of computer science. Other north-south street names include artists Lumiere, Calder, Graham and Tagore. The remaining east-west streets include technology innovators Alhazen, Brill, Hopper and Shen. Collectively, the street names represent people who lived in five different centuries and in eight countries on three continents.

Over time the City will integrate elements of the names and stories of these individuals into the fabric of the Village itself. Street signs will be installed as new streets are constructed, beginning with new streets in the Esterra Park development.

Street Names Map

Overlake Village Street Names

North-south streets are named for: Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean Lumière, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Calder, Martha Graham, and Rabindranath Tagore.  East-west streets are named for: Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham, Yvonne Madelaine Brill, Grace Hopper, Alan Turing, and Shen Kuo.