In honor of Veterans Day this year, we are featuring two of our Sierra Employees. First off, meet Sierra carpenter Holt Cameron; or more commonly known in the field as ‘Doc.’ Doc spent 7 years in the 2nd 142nd Field Artillery Unit in Arkansas as a Combat Medic. Although he never saw combat, Doc’s National Guard unit was activated to respond when an F5 tornado destroyed their base town. “The thing about the National Guard, not only can the President [...]
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Friday night held NAIOP's Night of the Stars awards gala in Bellevue. Sierra Construction had seven projects nominated in two categories: Industrial Development of the Year IPT Tacoma Logistics Center Prologis Park Tacoma Seaway West Interbay Self Storage Des Moines Creek Business Park, Phase IV Multi-Family, Over 100 Units Stadium Apartments Edition Apartments The highlight of the evening for Sierra Construction was the crowning of Prologis Park Tacoma as the Industrial Development of the Year. More on the night's winner: [...]
Work began on this site Fall of 2018. This new distribution facility will be a total of 66,000 square feet, with a 30’ clear height. First Glacier will also feature 18 exterior dock doors, 2 drive-in doors, and over 60 parking spaces. This project is scheduled to tilt at the end of 2018, and is due for completion Spring 2019.
Previously known as 'Bothell 185,' the Edition Apartments is a 135 unit apartment building located on the corner of 185th and 102nd in Bothell, WA. Site clearing began at the end of 2016 to clear the way for the multi-family project in Bothell, WA. Edition Apartments is a five wood-framed story building over one story of below-grade parking. In a fast growing area of Bothell, Edition offers below grade, secured parking garage for tenants. Units include studio, 1, 2 and 3 [...]
Phase IV of the Des Moines Creek Business Park is situated on Pacific Highway, and included the construction of two new industrial buildings. Previously occupied by Furney’s Nursery, the 22.5 acre site now has over 512,000 square feet of new industrial warehouse space. Sitework included moving over 350,000 cubic yards of dirt and the installation of two ground water detention tanks; 230,000 gallon onsite detention with 170,000 gallon north detention tank and wetland vault. Due to the sloped site, additional [...]
Portside 55 North in Tacoma recently tilted the second building. This phase of the Portside 55 development consists of two buildings; Building A and Building B. Building A is a 155,000 square foot building designed for future rail access. The building was tilted using 82 wall panels and 11 ramp panels, the heaviest weighting 113,300lbs. The smaller of the two, Building B, was constructed using 48 building panels and 8 ramp panels, the heaviest weighing 87,200lbs. The North phase of [...]
Ballard's West Woodland Business Center is taking shape. The project team has completed concrete pours on each floor and has begun framing on the 4th floor. In the coming weeks steel erection will wrap-up, slab-on-deck concrete pours will conclude and framing will commence on the lower levels. The 72,000 square foot four story mixed-use commercial building broke ground earlier this year. The building will have a central freight elevator to accommodate light industrial tenants on all floors. An area where [...]
Interbay is a four story self-storage in the Interbay district of Seattle. The 94,000 square foot building was constructed using a hybrid method that utilized both concrete tilt-up and structural steel. It’s smaller in footprint and value compared to some of Sierra’s other projects but has a complex design and was a challenging to build. Due to the small overall area of the slab, the project team could not cast all off the exterior panels at once and had to [...]
Located in Lacey, Washington, the Hogum Bay Logistics Center is a new construction state-of-the-art industrial development. In total, this development contains three buildings totaling 1.1 million square feet. This phase of the project includes the construction of Buildings 4 (144,000 square feet) and Building 5 (155,000 square feet). Both buildings will have a 32’ clear height and 130’ truck courts. This project is due for completion Q1 2019.
Breaking ground in August 2016, Stadium Apartments is a 220,000 square foot mixed-use building located in the Stadium District of Tacoma. The building has 172 residences varying from studio, 1 and 2 bedroom units. Stadium is 10 stories total; 7 above grade, and 3 below-grade parking levels. Some units also feature high ceilings, patios and balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows and walk-in closets. A unique feature to Stadium is the outdoor covered community room on the 7th floor with expansive Puget Sound [...]
Seaway West was completed in 2018. The project consists of two 30’ clear industrial buildings in Everett, Washington. Building A is 64,781 SF and Building B is 122,196 SF, and both buildings have a 30′ clear height, 50′-55′ typical bay spacing, dock high and grade level loading docks, 238 parking stalls, and 6″ reinforced slab. Building A has 18 dock doors and 4 drive in doors, while Building B has 24 dock doors and 6 drive in doors. The buildings [...]
Located in North Seattle just East of Bitter Lake, the newly constructed seven-story Linden Flats apartment building has 170 affordable units. Income-qualified residents can experience an amenity rich, modern community close to community transit, minutes to Seattle. Linden Flats offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Each unit features large, energy efficient windows, in-unit washer and dryer, radiant heating, modern cabinets and quartz countertops. Carpeted bedrooms and wide plank wood vinyl flooring finish off units with a cosmopolitan style. Amenities [...]
Sitting on 80 acres near the Port of Tacoma, three newly constructed buildings comprise the development known as Prologis Park Tacoma. Sierra Construction was the general contractor for buildings B and D in the development, which was completed this Spring. The largest of the three buildings, Building B, is 770,195 square feet with a 36’ clear height. The building has 174 dock doors with a unique triple-loaded dock configuration, providing maximum distribution opportunities by the tenant. Built by tilt-up construction [...]
A new industrial development providing over a million square feet of industrial warehouse space to the Port of Tacoma was completed in 2018. The 54 acre site of IPT Tacoma Logistics Center was previously home of the Simpson Lumbermill, which closed in 2015. Sitework for this project included the demolition of the remaining lumbermill structures. The 1,100,000 square foot industrial development has two buildings. The first, Building A, is 280,525 square feet on a 7” slab-on-grade with a 32′ clear [...]
Sierra broke ground on Phase 2 of the Portland Portal business park in June. The 22 acre site will have three warehouse and manufacturing buildings, totaling just under 360,000 square feet. Building A will be 110,000 square feet with 21 dock doors. Building B will be 47,000 square feet with 10 dock doors and finally the largest of the three, Building C, will be 202,800 square feet and have 46 dock doors. This project is due for completion Summer 2019.
Sierra Construction has broke ground on a 9.6 acre site in Everett, Washington. Glacier Peak at Riverside Business Park will be a 201,534 square foot distribution warehouse located along the Snohomish River in Everett with exposure to I-5. The completed project will have a 32' clear height, 130' concrete truck apron, 38 dock high doors and 4 drive-in doors. This project is due for completion Spring 2019.
Mountlake Terrace, WA Last week held the ground breaking event for the first phase of the transit-oriented, mixed-use residential and commercial development Terrace Station in Mountlake Terrace, WA. Attendees included the project’s management team from Sierra Construction, Mountlake Terrace elected officials and staff including Mayor Jerry Smith, MLT News and others. The event marked the start of the development’s infrastructure. The main focus of this phase is providing utilities to future building sites, as well as constructing Gateway Boulevard, the [...]
The Mary's Harvest and Sierra project team celebrated with a golden shovel photo as the project broke ground last week. The 130,000 square foot Portland Portal Industrial Center is being built for Portland based Mary's Harvest, located at 172nd Pl and Sandy Blvd in Portland. It will replace Mary's existing 45,000 square foot facility. The completed building will have a 30' clear height and 27 dock doors. This project is due for completion later this year.
Sitework began last week for Sierra Construction’s new 13,000 square foot office building on the City’s last office-zoned property. The permitting process with the City took over two years from initial submittal to final approval this Spring, allowing construction to begin at the intersection of NE Woodinville Duvall Road and NE North Woodinville Way. The construction company has called Woodinville home for over 18 years. Founded in 1986, Sierra Construction is a general contractor and construction management company specializing in [...]
Sierra Construction completed this 50,068 square foot industrial center in May for client Avenue55. The finished building has a 30' clear height and has 10 dock doors, and site security with a fence This project took 8 months to complete.
A new multi-family Deal Investments project has broken ground in Redmond, Washington. Just blocks from Redmond town center, Blackbird will be five stories of wood framed residential units over a story concrete podium with 1.5 levels of parking. Its 154 units will range from studio apartments to 2 bed / 2 bath layouts. The recessed base will create private, covered patios for the five hotel units fronting the street. The eastside of the U-shaped building will front 159th Place and [...]
The Parkside II Apartments in the Columbia Tech Center development broke ground summer of 2017. This project consists of two, four story of wood framed apartment buildings built on slab with at grade parking. In total, the development will have 206 units, containing a mix of studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes. The two structures will be connected via a glass atrium walkway and share an expansive central courtyard. The project has completed framing, and is presently working to finish MEP, [...]
Breaking ground this month is IPT Tualatin. This project includes the new construction of a 157,230 square foot speculative manufacturing building on a 9 acre site along the north side of SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd. The concrete tilt-up building will have a 32’ clear height and have 4 overhead doors; 36 dock and 4 at-grade. The building is set up to handle up to four tenants. The completed project will also have 158 parking spaces. This project is due for completion [...]
By DJC Staff (Shared from DJC Seattle here) Storage company Clutter has expanded its warehouse space three times since it started operations in the Seattle area 16 months ago. Now the Culver City, California-based company will expand for a fourth time, trading 25,000 square feet of warehouse space in Kent for 104,000 square feet in Des Moines. Clutter was founded in 2015. It picks up, stores and returns customers' belongings on-demand. The process involves photographing each item and creating an [...]
Last week held the grand opening event for La-Z-Boy in Issaquah, Washington. The event was well attended and guests included Chris Washko, Owner and CEO of La-Z-Boy Seattle, Issaquah's new mayor Mary Lou Pauly, and also an appearance from Issaquah resident, Doug Baldwin. Sierra's work didn’t involve the actual T.I. build-out for this project; but the Sierra team took an existing building on Front Street in Issaquah that was previously a Staples, that was previously a Safeway, that was previously [...]