The Flyway is the last piece of the puzzle completing Downtown Kenmore's all new Town Square. Located immediately adjacent to the City of Kenmore's The Hangar, an open community facility designed for public use and gathering, the project also shares the Town Square with the community's local go-to restaurant, Seaplane Kitchen + Bar. The Flyway introduces 27 modern urban apartment homes with 5,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space, contributing to the transformation and sense of arrival along the City's main arterial corridor. This new mixed-use building also adds to the approachable, open and connected atmosphere of the Town Square, building upon the interior pedestrian connections of the Kenmore Village block and beyond.
Becoming Downtown Kenmore: The Success of a Public/Private Partnership and Strategic Civic Investment
The creation of Downtown Kenmore has been in the making for nearly two decades, beginning with the adoption of a Downtown Plan by the City of Kenmore in 2003, followed by the assembly of properties to the area that would define Kenmore Village today. Over the next decade, Kenmore made substantial infrastructure improvements and created a civic presence by delivering centralized iconic civic projects that would be a catalyst for change, including a brand new City Hall with civic plaza and skatepark, public library, town square and ultimately, revealing The Hangar.
To introduce housing to Kenmore Village, the City entered into a strategic and successful public/private partnership with MainStreet Property Group who invested over $100 million to help create the urban residential character of downtown. MainStreet has delivered nearly 500 housing units to the downtown area since; The Flyway being its fourth project completed just in the past five years with DAHLIN as its architect on The LINQ, The Spencer 68, Seaplane Kitchen + Bar and finally, The Flyway.
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