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24Dec 2013

Fedex opens center in Redmond

The 210,000-square-foot FedEx Ground Distribution Center is open in Redmond, and is the largest industrial building in the city.

SunCap Property Group of Charlotte, N.C., bought the 24-acre property at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in 2012 for $16.87 million and developed the property as a build-to-suit industrial center for FedEx.

In October, SunCap Property Group sold the property to Franklin-Redmond Limited Liability Co. for $60.6 million.

Freiheit & Ho Architects was the architect. Sierra Construction Co. was the design-build contractor. Other team members Read More >

18Dec 2013

Maple Valley shopping center getting Walgreens

Sierra Construction last month started construction of a 14,900-square-foot Walgreens store at the Four Corner Square shopping center in Maple Valley that is being redeveloped by Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group. It is at Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road Southeast and Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

When finished in May 2014, the store will have a 30-foot-tall entrance with an upper canopy supported by wood beams and a lower steel canopy above the glass storefront. It also will have a covered drive-thru pharmacy.

Sierra is using Read More >

26Nov 2013

2013 in Review

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we here at Sierra Construction would like to express our gratitude for a year of building great projects and great relationships with all of our friends, clients and subcontractors.

Review some of our projects from 2013, and if you our your company were involved in any of these jobs, thank you for your contribution!

We’re looking forward to a busy 2014 and hope the same for you!

BULLETIN 2013

6Nov 2013

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million. Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC. SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond. Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. of Woodinville. Freiheit & Ho’s website calls the distribution center the largest industrial building in Redmond. The building has 30-foot clear heights and houses offices, and sorting and distribution equipment. It is FedEx’s first LEED-certified project. SunCap is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in build-to-suit industrial and office facilities. It has developed projects, including other FedEx Ground distribution centers, in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Nevada and New York.

Crews from Sierra Construction recently finished tilting both shells for the first phase of Stryker Business Center at Pacific Gateway in Kent.

The 70-acre site at 59th Place South and South 212th Street is part of the former Boeing Space Center.

The first building – a 120,600-square-foot concrete warehouse – was tilted in September. The job involved 68 exterior and four interior panels. Crews installed the membrane roof last month.

The second building – a 318,200-square-foot concrete warehoue – was tilted three weeks ago. Read More >

26Oct 2013

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife. Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities. Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet LEED core/shell standards. The engineers were Shutler Consulting Engineers (structural) and Barghausen Consulting Engineers (civil). Subcontractors were Pivetta Brothers (earth/utilities), Panelized Structures (roof structure and steel erection), Kirby Electric, R&H Mechanical (HVAC), Miles Sand and Gravel (concrete and asphalt paving), Patriot Fire Protection, Masonry Maintenance (slab sealer) and State Mechanical (plumbing). Sierra’s team was led by senior account manager Kirk MacGowan, project manager Matt DeFranco, project engineer Nolan Vella and superintendent John Dahlman. Prologis is an owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate.

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million.

Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC.

SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond.

Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. of Woodinville.

Freiheit  & Read More >

16Oct 2013

Prologis finishes Fife warehouse

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife.

Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities.

Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet LEED core/shell Read More >

14Aug 2013

Panattoni pays $23M for liquor warehouse

The Department of Enterprise Services sold the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s old distribution center to Panattoni Development Co. for $23.4 million.
Panattoni plans to remodel and add space to the building at 4401 E. Marginal Way S.
Craft Architects will design the expansion, and Sierra Construction is the general contractor.
Kidder Mathews marketed the property for sale.
The price tag translates to roughly $104 per square foot for the 224,000-square-foot building, one of the highest prices for a distribution center in King County, according Read More >

2Jul 2013

Buildings come down, interest goes up at former Boeing Space Center in Kent

PCI Democon is busy tearing down seven buildings on part of the former Boeing Space Center in Kent to make way for constructing Stryker Business Center at Pacific Gateway.

Crews have demolished the 21,000-square-foot Building 18-20, where Boeing did sound testing and the 31,500-square-foot building 18-06 that housed a cafeteria. Now under the wrecking ball are 161,000- and 140,000-square-foot office buildings. After those are down, crews will demolish a 160,000-square-foot data center, 140,000-square-foot office building and 9,000-square-foot electrical building.

IDS Real Estate Read More >

26Jun 2013

Walgreens under construction in Edmonds

Sierra Construction last month started building a 14,400-square-foot Walgreens store with a drive-thru pharmacy at Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue West in Edmonds.
When finished in December, the building will have a structural steel core, structural brick exterior walls and a stucco finish at the 23-foot-high storefront entry. Additional elements will include steel canopies and aluminum composite panels on the exterior and polished concrete floors inside.
The site is being improved with new asphalt, landscaping, rain gardens and sidewalks along Edmonds Way. Read More >

21Jun 2013

Panattoni buys state’s old liquor warehouse

Panattoni was already one of the most active industrial developers in the region, and now it plans to buy and expand the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s old distribution center.
The Newport Beach, California based company will remodel and add space to the office and industrial building at  4401 E. Marginal Way S., and end up with a total of 300,000 square feet on the 10-acre site.
The company has signed one tenant: CleanScapes, a waste management company that focuses on sustainability, Read More >

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