KIRKLAND, Wash. — The City of Kirkland announced Friday that Google will not be buying the Lee Johnson properties and will not be proceeding with their redevelopment project.
The proposed purchase was for a 10-acre lot located on Northeast 85th Street. The original plan would have allowed for 7,000 employees on the campus.
In a press release, the city cited the completion of the Sound Transit Bus Rapid Transit Station will create "similar opportunities for redevelopment."
The press release read, in part, "The City of Kirkland will continue to partner with the Lee Johnson family on any future projects that leverage this once-in-a-generation Sound Transit investment to accomplish the City’s Station Area Plan vision to build 'a thriving, new walkable district with high tech and family wage jobs, plentiful affordable housing, sustainable buildings, park amenities, and commercial and retail services linked by transit.'”
According to the city, the Lee Johnson family will continue to operate the current car dealerships on the site in the meantime.
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