PHOTOS: $1.2B expansion brings more shopping, offices, apartments to Bellevue

Aerial view of the Lincoln/Bellevue Square Expansion (Photo: Kemper Development Company)

BELLEVUE -- Crews broke ground Wednesday on a $1.2 billion expansion project of the Bellevue Collection which includes Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square.

The project will add 2-million square feet of retail, office space and apartments. That includes 1.5-million square feet at Lincoln Square which will begin opening in 2016.

The  next phase of the project will add half a million square feet to the Bellevue Square shopping center.

Project facts (upon completion):