Xing Hua Mixed-Use Development

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2750 77th Ave SE & 2885 78th Ave SE

An application is under review by the City for a new mixed-use building. The proposed building will be 4 stories above grade with 164 apartments and 10,742 square feet of ground level retail space. The proposal also includes two levels of below-grade parking, landscaped public plazas, a 20-foot wide public through-block pedestrian connection along the north side of the property and a private courtyard for tenants.

This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available.


2750 77th Ave SE & 2885 78th Ave SE

An application is under review by the City for a new mixed-use building. The proposed building will be 4 stories above grade with 164 apartments and 10,742 square feet of ground level retail space. The proposal also includes two levels of below-grade parking, landscaped public plazas, a 20-foot wide public through-block pedestrian connection along the north side of the property and a private courtyard for tenants.

This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available.


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One of the key reasons Freshy's Store had to close is that it was not properly vented for a Type 1 Hood so Freshy's Cafe could be moved into the same space with the store. I have now been told by another local retailer that he may need to close for the same reason. All new retail space in Town Center should be required to come with proper venting for Type 1 Hoods. Without proper venting, new retail space in Town Center is worthless. All new development must be required to properly vent their retail spaces so they can be used as eateries as well as gyms. Putting this venting in during construction is quite cheap. Putting it in after the fact costs the retail owner $100,000.

JimEanes 9 months ago
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I think the building design is attractive. The main concern is that on the three streets it abuts we need continuous retail on all sides along the sidewalks (not building lobbies, rec rooms, or other housing amenities). This retail needs to be no less in space than the retail space the building is replacing and it needs to have proper utilities like venting so all retail space can accommodate eateries. Otherwise, the development will diminish our retail core at a time when we are totally out of available retail space and in need of bringing at least 10 new eateries to Town Center that we can not currently accommodate. Since all retail space needs to accommodate eateries, it is important that sufficient sidewalk space be available for outside seating for retail core vibrancy. Remember this block sits directly in the center of our retail core so we want it to be the best to attract our residents back to Town Center.

JimEanes 10 months ago
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I welcome the development of this parcel, and I appreciate the components of the development that are required for this parcel. We need tasteful and diversified developments in the downtown core, and this project meets those needs. Thanks to the Planning Commission and City for moving this forward.

30YrResident 10 months ago
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This block is an eyesore - excited that there is another development in the works. The new design looks great. As we are seeing on much of the west coast, housing is prohibitively expensive and the only solution is to build more. From a climate change perspective, we need more high density housing, ideally located near transportation hubs to reduce carbon emissions, and near amenities, again to reduce the need for cars. More density in MI's town center is ideal, and this development will significantly improve it!

MPK 10 months ago
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This is a significant improvement over a neglected hole in the middle of our TC. I do particularly like the mid-block and think it will be a magnet for activity The development will, of course, have significant resistance from the usual detractors but I feel that our TC has been improving with each mixed-use project. I can't imagine how things would be like now without Einsteins, Qdoba, MI Martial Arts, or any of the many other businesses that now call TC home thanks to the patronage afforded by our growing population.

SEM 10 months ago
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I'm in favor of more mixed-use development on the island that gives businesses more opportunities to come to or stay on the island as well as for more residents to contribute to our community. Happy to see that this project also includes ample parking and affordable housing.

ElleTW 10 months ago
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I would love to see this corner of the Town Center developed. It’s currently an eye sore and such a waste of valuable space on MI. Glad to see there is affordable housing included and hope that there will be opportunities for the small businesses currently in the retail spaces to re-open in the new space.

LMonMI 10 months ago
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This is a welcome improvement to the Town Center. It provides much needed new housing especially for downsizing families who want to stay on the island, more parking, more retail, landscape improvements and thoughtfully includes daylight planes and open space. The building design is attractive and fits into a Northwest modern aesthetic. The building height matches or is lower than others in the Town Center and makes good use of glass for light and openness. I hope the business who need to move out will have the opportunity to lease back at similar rates. Pleased to see the code requires 10% affordable housing units.

heatherring74 10 months ago
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Looks great, it will be a welcome upgrade.

jkap 10 months ago
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So big and ugly. Why can we have architecturally attractive buildings?Looks like the new ugly buildings in Bellevue.

Bonnie 10 months ago
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