Woodinville Village Sales Center Opens

by jason on July 28, 2007

From the article Vintage views awaiting condo owners by Jeanette Knutson for NWNews.com:

The red building adjacent to the Woodinville Village project got a fresh coat of mustard-colored paint. Something’s happening in the wine district.

Indeed. Winemakers, architects, interior designers, realtors, community leaders and interested parties gathered there last week to check out MJR Development’s residential marketing center for the much anticipated Woodinville Village.

“The celebration was to show off the presentation center before we opened it to the public,” said MJR partner Mike McClure. “I was surprised so many actually wanted to talk about reserving appointments to buy a unit.”

The marketing center showcases a model of the European-style village, including the first three residential buildings with 128 condominiums available for presale starting this month. Interested buyers will be able to see everything from condominium facades to floor plans to features to finishes.

ImageArtist’s rendering courtesy of MJR Development The Bacchus building, located in the heart of Woodinville Village, has homes designed to capture views.

The presentation center is co-located with the Brian Carter Cellars tasting room along the Woodinville-Redmond Road, just across from Gathering Fabric.

For tasting room hours access www.briancartercellars.com. The sales center will be open by appointment only.

“If you’re truly interested, you must make an appointment,” said McClure. “We did this on purpose so that the sales team could give full attention to interested buyers. We wanted everyone to be able to ask all their questions – What about pets? Will there be a homeowners association? What are the choices of floor finishes and counter tops? – without feeling rushed, without the distraction of other people standing in the background anxious for a chance to speak.”

The 128 units in Phase I will have 40 different floor plans.

“Each building is uniquely designed and shaped,” said McClure. “There is no such thing as a standard floor plan.”

The condominiums will have between 800 and 2,500 square feet and cost $360,000 at the low end and $1.2 million for the penthouse units.

“The vast majority will be at the lower range,” he said.

In addition to the three condominium buildings, each with private plaza space for condo owners only,

Phase I will include four wineries (DiStefano, DeLille, Washington Wine Co., and Brian Carter Cellars), restaurants, retail space, numerous public spaces and perhaps a hotel.

“Once we hit a certain presale level and complete our building permits,” said McClure, “we will begin construction. The last few months, we have been working on getting permits, finalizing floor plans, choosing finishes and creating a pricing structure – all the things necessary to prepare for presale. There’s a lot to do.”

He said they have permits for two condominium buildings so far and for the remodel of the Redwood Apartments. Brian Carter also has a building permit, he said.

The complete build-out of the wine-themed village will have 1 million square feet of land (about 24 acres), with three-quarters of a million square feet of buildings. There will be many public spaces, including an open-air plaza, a central pedestrian mall, a vintners’ courtyard and an internal trail system that connects to the Sammamish River Trail.

“We’re making good progress,” said McClure. “I’m excited to start construction later this year.”

Woodinville Village is located at the crossroads of Highway 202 and Woodinville-Redmond Road.

Visit the project’s recently updated Web site at http://www.woodinvillevillage.com/WV/ for residential, retail or general inquiry contact information.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>