The Bridges at Lakemoor, ostensibly a planned retail-heavy center, started construction in 2016 with the new corporate headquarters for the swiftly growing tech start-up TSheets.
The first two retail buildings, each 11,000 square feet along a pond and Eagle Road, arose in the past year with two tenants open now, his-and-hers fitness studios F45 and Barre3. Eugene-based Café Yumm! will open its first eatery outside its 22 in Oregon and Washington at Lakemoor toward the end of the year.
The buildings stand next to each other, end to end, with a joint patio capped with the frame of a stylized barn roof.
The three buildings stand alone now on 25.5 acres in Eagle, north of Chinden Boulevard, but Boise developer Hawkins Companies has elaborate plans for Lakemoor that eventually involve 11 structures, including the first movie theater complex for Eagle.
Next in line for construction is an 11-screen Luxe Reel Theatre, the second Luxe brand that local theater chain The Reel Theatres is building after the Luxe Reel opened June 8 in Caldwell. Later this year, the Ontario Reel will be converted to Luxe.
The 28,301-square-foot Luxe Reel Theatre 11 in Eagle will be the first with all recliner seating for Casper Management, which owns the Boise-based six theater Reel Theatres chain. Caldwell has a mix of luxury rockers and recliners.
Casper will be the first movie theater operator in Eagle. The company was drawn to the mixed-use Lakemoor project.
“We like the mix with the office space,” said Eldon Sorensen, Casper’s business manager. “That creates some synergy for parking. The office hours are the opposite of the movie theater.”
The target opening for Luxe Reel is November 2019.
Casper owns six Reel Theatres – three screening first-run movies in Caldwell, Ontario and Anderson, California, and three screening second-run movies in Boise and Nampa. The theaters have a combined 48 screens.
Eagle-based time tracking software producer TSheets moved into the newly built, three-story 65,000-square-foot office at Lakemoor in May 2017. Hawkins plans to build a second identical office building next to the movie theater at the south end of the property, said Hawkins senior development director Paul Stephens.
The property still has four pads available, three at the north end of the property at 12,500, 7,050 and 5,224 square feet and a 4,219-square-foot pad at the southwest corner at one of Lakemoor’s three bridges.
BRS Architects was the architect for the $14.5 million TSheets building and Hawkins is designing the retail buildings in-house. Radix was the general contractor for TSheets and PETRA is the general contractor for the $9 million first pair of retail buildings.
Stephens estimates 600 to 700 people will be working at center’s businesses when Lakemoor is built out. The second office should start construction in spring and open in spring 2020.
At the property’s northwest corner, Beau Manwaring, senior leasing manager at Hawkins, hopes to land an organic grocer for the 12,500-square-foot structure, the largest proposed retail building at Lakemoor.
The idea is for Bridges at Lakemoor to be walkable.
“We have a large amount of pedestrian (walkways) that are stamped and colored,” Stephens said.
Hawkins chose a “modern farmhouse” architectural design with an A-frame roof, wood beams, a metal seam roof and the signature framed barn over the patio. The buildings have flat and peaked brick facades and cement fiber siding with the appearance of wood.
Lakemoor has two long lagoons between Eagle Road and five retail sites. A round pond sits outside TSheets and two other retail sites.
Hawkins avoided big boxes; the longest building is 177 feet long.
“We’re trying to have each tenant create their own experience,” Stephens said.