The Overlake Urban Center is an important hub of activity on the Eastside, with immediate access to and from SR 520 and frequent transit service to Downtown Redmond, Downtown Bellevue, UW and Seattle. Redmond has adopted an ambitious vision for the Overlake Urban Center that enhances its existing assets and leverages new public and private investment to accommodate smart and efficient growth.
The Overlake Urban Center continues to be a regional jobs center, while Overlake Village evolves into a compact mixed-use neighborhood offering a high quality of life and convenient access to jobs and the rest of the region.
- Resource: Overlake at a Glance (PDF)
Develop & Do Business
Businesses choose Overlake in part because of its unparalleled proximity to the world’s biggest names in software and digital media.
- Home to tens-of-thousands of highly-educated, highly-paid employees
- Home to global technology and entertainment firms such as Microsoft and Nintendo
Overlake attracts people from around the world, and is the third-largest jobs center in Puget Sound, with about 46,000 jobs. The density and diversity of people in Overlake helps businesses thrive. Over time, Overlake will continue to help meet community shopping, recreation, civic, cultural, entertainment and employment needs; provide attractive and safe places to live; and provide transportation options that connect people to Overlake and the region.
Zoning & Incentives
Zoning regulations in Overlake Village reward quality urban design, innovation, and sustainability and include an incentive program that allows applicants to reach up to 12 stories in some locations. The zoning code allows a range of land uses including:
Proximity to Seattle
Overlake is a central hub on the Eastside. It is located 3 miles from Downtown Bellevue and Downtown Redmond, has convenient access to SR 520, and is served by frequent local and regional express buses.
Overlake will have two light rail stations opening in 2023, enhancing its connectivity to the region. It also enjoys unparalleled proximity to world leaders in software and digital media.
Downtown Seattle and University of Washington - 11 miles away
Seattle Seaport - 13 miles away
SeaTac Airport - 21 miles away