The center design was created by Fuller Sears Architects in Seattle, Wash.“We created a village atmosphere in a clean, contemporary architectural style that complements the surrounding neighborhood and creates an inviting pedestrian environment,” said principal architect Steve Sears. As part of Regency’s greengenuity ® program and in support of the overall sustainability principles of the Issaquah Highlands community, the project will incorporate a variety of green building strategies, including LEED certification, the foremost nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. Sustainable practices will focus on energy-efficient design, use of sustainable building materials, water conservation and recycling. “We’re thrilled to have secured just the right development partner to help fulfill our vision,” said René Ancinas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Port Blakely Companies, parent company of Port Blakely Communities. “Regency’s retail industry relationships and experience, track record of success and established partnerships with `best-in-class' national retailers is making this concept become a reality.” Grand Ridge Plaza is located at Northeast High Street and Ninth Avenue Northeast in Issaquah, Wash. Regency owns and manages eight properties in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue market totaling 756,000 square feet, including three centers in the Issaquah/Sammamish Plateau area. About Regency Centers Regency is the leading national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers. As of March 31, 2012, the company owned 365 retail properties, including those held in co-investment partnerships. Including tenant-owned square footage, the portfolio encompassed 49.8 million square feet located in top markets throughout the United States. Since 2000, Regency has developed 207 shopping centers, including those currently in-process, representing an investment at completion of $3.0 billion. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency is a qualified real estate investment trust that is self-administered and self-managed. For more information, visit RegencyCenters.com.
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