OVERLAKE:

Overlake Village Street Grid
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Overlake Village Street Grid

Location: Throughout Overlake Village

Project Phase: Planning

Timeline: Planning for area south of NE 24th St planned for 2015-16; design and construction through 2030

Contact: Jeff Churchill, Planner, 425-556-2492, jchurchill@redmond.gov

Street Grid

The Overlake Village transportation system is built on a suburban model of big blocks and few streets. As a result, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are limited to use of a few streets, which contributes to congestion on those streets and less direct trips. To support improved mobility and circulation, the Overlake Neighborhood Plan calls for a finer street grid as properties redevelop. The City anticipates that the street grid will take shape over a number of years as property owners redevelop their properties. The first parts of the new grid are under construction at Esterra Park. View Overlake Village Street Design Guidelines.

Street Names

New streets in Overlake Village will be named for artists and technology innovators from throughout history and around the world. Overlake will continue to be a location of innovation, creativity and diversity, which provides inspiration for the new street names. The names will enhance the Village’s character and sense of place.

Anchoring the new street names are Da Vinci Avenue, named for artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, and Turing Street, named for Alan Turing, widely regarded as the father of computer science. Other north-south street names include artists Lumiere, Calder, Graham and Tagore. The remaining east-west streets include technology innovators Alhazen, Brill, Hopper and Shen. Collectively, the street names represent people who lived in five different centuries and in eight countries on three continents.

Over time the City will integrate elements of the names and stories of these individuals into the fabric of the Village itself. Street signs will be installed as new streets are constructed, beginning with new streets in the Esterra Park development.

Street Names Map

Overlake Village Street Names

North-south streets are named for: Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean Lumière, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Calder, Martha Graham, and Rabindranath Tagore.  East-west streets are named for: Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham, Yvonne Madelaine Brill, Grace Hopper, Alan Turing, and Shen Kuo.