Located adjacent to the Lincoln Station Light Rail Stop, this first phase of the 54-acre Lincoln Station neighborhood establishes the commercial core for the entire development, which includes retail, restaurant, office, and residential uses. The design is particularly sensitive to the needs of the wide variety of transportation options. One Lincoln Station, a six-story office building, is pursuing a LEED Gold level certification under the LEED-CS program.
The buildings were designed using sound leasing principles of appropriate lease depths and visual exposure and the understanding that the adjacency to transit would be only one of several contributing factors to the commercial success of the office and retail uses and, therefore, the neighborhood. All of the buildings successfully merge the sometimes conflicting needs of retail and restaurant uses on the ground floor with those of office uses on the floors above. Each of the buildings has the design flexibility to accommodate service retail, restaurant, and multiple office tenants. The unique nature of this design is that none of the buildings have a "back side," and therefore much attention was focused on concealing the service needs and storm water management for each of the buildings and the entire site. gkkworks, provided architectural services for this project