Summer start likely for Sumner retail

A new multi-building and multi-tenant retail project is tracking to break ground this summer in Sumner. The development, called Star View Plaza, will rise on an undeveloped 1.9-acre site at 2515 136th Ave. Court.

Star View Plaza will have two single-story buildings, with 3,107 square feet and 8,518 square feet respectively. The smaller building will house a single retail tenant. The larger structure will have five separate retail units.

Upward Architecture of Seattle has designed the buildings and is also managing the project for landowners/developers Kim Phuong and Thi Nguyen.

That duo purchased the site in fall 2022. The parcel already has road and utility infrastructure, which was developed circa 2012 by a previous owner.

The project scope also includes a parking lot and a new central dining courtyard between the two buildings. A pedestrian colonnade will bifurcate the parking lot and directly connect the courtyard to an existing public sidewalk at the edge of the parcel.

The retail buildings will be served by ample parking, including 14 spaces with charging stations for electric vehicles.

The buildings’ roofs have been designed for future solar arrays.

The development’s anchor retail tenant will be Chuck’s Donuts, which is owned by Phuong and Nguyen and has a location in Renton. The remaining five tenant spaces will be available for lease.

The development team is in the process of selecting a general contractor for the project, with a view to breaking ground in July or August. The estimated completion date is spring 2025.

The project team also includes MIG (formerly Nakano & Associates), landscape architect; Jacobson Consulting Engineers, civil engineer; Swenson Say Faget, structural engineer; Sazan Group, MEP engineer; and Coffman Engineers, fire protection engineer.

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