by Jeff Switzer
Tentative plans show Red Robin and Starbucks added to the lineup of tenants in the proposed Downtown Woodinville Retail Center.
The architects on the TRF-Pacific project mentioned Red Robin while presenting renderings and models to the Woodinville's Planning Commission. They will continue presentations every few weeks as they prepare to submit to the city the binding site plan for the retail center, which is expected to open in spring 1997.
Tenants officially announced include heavy-hitting commercial draws such as Target, Top Food and Drug, and a 14-screen Cineplex Odeon theater. The Target store will be the largest building on the site, totaling about 123,000 square feet.
The 43.44-acre project is located in the heart of downtown Woodinville, bordered by NE 175th Street, 140th Avenue NE, and the Woodinville-Snohomish Road. It will have approximately 400,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for 2,300.
The plan also includes "two to five smaller shops," such as a sporting goods store and bath and kitchen store, all housed in separate buildings.
A meeting to present updated information to businesses on "The Woodinville Project" will be held Mar. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Woodinville Council Chambers. In attendance will be Mayor Bob Miller; Chamber President Ken Goodwin; Terry Call, Chamber Board Director; Carol Edwards, Publisher, and Barbara Grube of the Woodinville Weekly; Cathleen Maloy of the Journal American; and Bob Parks, organizer, "The Woodinville Project."
All downtown businesses are invited to attend. For more information, contact Terry Call, 885-0996.