Develop Redmond | Hopelink

Develop Redmond

Develop Redmond

Hopelink is celebrating the opening of our new center in Redmond with a grand opening on August 3. To join us, visit our event page and RSVP today.

This new location will reunite our administrative offices with our Redmond client services staff and our Redmond food bank, enabling us to continue to provide essential services to those in need well into the future.

How Can You Find More Information?

If you have questions or would like Hopelink staff to talk to your group, email: NewRedmondHopelink@hopelink.org.
We are excited about our future, and eager to begin a new chapter in our hometown. As always, thank you for your support!
 

Site Plan

Redmond site plan

Floor 1

Level one of plan

Floor 2

Level two of plan

 
Timeline
  • June 1, 2018      |    Construction Complete
  • August 6, 2018      |    Begin Operations in our New Home
These Frequently Asked Questions will be updated with questions from the community as they come in. Please email NewRedmondHopelink@hopelink.org if you would like to be notified when new questions and answers are added.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopelink’s newest facility will be a permanent home for the critical services we have provided to the residents of the City of Redmond since 1990. Our services include assistance to help households stabilize from the crisis of poverty, including food, emergency financial help, and heating assistance. There are also skill-building opportunities designed to give participants the tools they need to exit poverty, including case management, employment services, GED classes, English for Work classes and financial coaching.

 

Hopelink Redmond is being designed to provide services to low-income members of the Redmond community, including seniors, community members with disabilities, families and individuals.

 

There are opportunities for everyone to be involved! Hopelink has many ways in which people can volunteer in order to assist our efforts. You can visit our Volunteer page for more information.

 

We will move in to our new home in August of 2018.

 

There are several reasons why we are moving. First and foremost, we want our facility to be accessible and welcoming to our community. This site is on a King County Metro Rapid Bus Line and is in close proximity to the Together Center making it an ideal location.
We are also good stewards of the resources the community gives us; therefore, it is a priority for us to keep our operating costs as low as possible. The new building will be highly efficient and built with sustainable, hardy materials. Our operating costs will be lower than in our two leased facilities, allowing us to dedicate more resources to the services we provide in the community.

 

Hopelink staff and volunteers searched for more than four years for a location for our Redmond home. In early 2016, we were able to negotiate an agreement with the City of Redmond to lease this property to develop our new Redmond Hopelink. This location is perfect because of its accessibility by transit, car and pedestrians, as well as its proximity to the Together Center, a campus for getting and giving help in Redmond.

 

Hopelink’s former operations in Redmond were on Cleveland Street and Willows Road, both areas that are currently challenged by traffic issues. Combining our locations limits our impact in those areas. It is just as important, though, that we minimize any negative traffic impact in our new location. We are doing that in several ways.

 

  1. We are encouraging the use of public transportation and carpooling for staff, participants and volunteers. In addition, the new location is in easy walking distance to the Redmond Transit Center.
  2. We are scheduling our services, such as education classes and food bank, to limit parking conflicts. For example, we will limit the number of food bank appointments scheduled in a 30 minute timeframe to reduce the traffic impact at any given time.
  3. The new facility is situated on the Sammamish River Trail. We will have covered bike storage and will encourage staff, volunteers and participants to bike to us whenever feasible.

 

We will be communicating with the community about our construction progress throughout this project. There will be an open house and grand opening in August of 2018. We will utilize 211 and all of our community partners to spread the word to Redmond residents who might need our services.

 

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony