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9Oct 2014

Panattoni starts Everett business center

Panattoni Development Co. recently started the first phase of PowderMill Business Center on 36th Avenue, north of the Boeing Everett Plant.

Sierra Construction Co. is building two Class A industrial buildings totaling 227,000 square feet in the initial phase and expects to finish next March.

One building will be 102,500 square feet and the other 116,300 square feet. Both will be concrete tilt-ups with 30-foot clear heights.

Matt Bohner of Jones Lang LaSalle said they are close to signing a tenant for the Read More >

9Oct 2014

MetLIfe teaming up with Panattoni on $63M warehouse developments

Insurance giant MetLife said it and Panattoni Development Co. are investing nearly $63 million in three new industrial parks totaling more than 900,000 square feet. One is Des Moines Creek Business Park south of Sea-Tac Airport and the others are in Sumner.

MetLife will be the majority owner and Panattoni will be managing minority partner, according to a news release from New York City-based MetLife.

“These three industrial parks we are developing in the Seattle area demonstrate our commitment to continuing to Read More >

22Sep 2014

Young broker shifts into developer mode

The first phase of Northwest Logistics Center will be finished this year.
Nick Griot was a broker at CBRE for about four years after college when a big opportunity surfaced to develop some land his family owns in DuPont.

How big? Possibly close to a million square feet of industrial buildings.

Griot hired Sierra Construction and crews are busy on the first phase of Northwest Logistics Center, a 225,000-square-foot warehouse on about 14 acres at 3025 International Place.

Sierra recently poured the tilt-up panels Read More >

17Sep 2014

Another building goes up at Lakewood Industrial Park

Sierra Construction Co. last month started the 136,300-square-foot Building 27 at 4625 100th St. S.W. in the Lakewood Industrial Park.

The shell building will face 100th Street with five storefront entries accented with steel channel canopies. It will have more glass than typical warehouses due to its proximity to the main road. Significant underground utility rerouting will alllow the building to maximize square footage to site area.

Woodinville-based Sierra expects to have the speculative building finished in February 2015 for the owner, Read More >

20Aug 2014

Amazon’s new Kent fulfillment center to bring same-day delivery to Seattle

The first wall of a new 800,000 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Kent went up on Tuesday. This will be the fourth Amazon Fulfillment center in the Puget Sound in addition to Amazon’s recently opened sort center in Kent.
The new Kent Amazon Fulfillment Center is across the street from the Amazon sort center. The sort center sorts packages for final delivery by the United State Post Office (USPS).

According to Dave Graybeal, a General Manager at Amazon Fulfillment’s Dupont facility, the new Read More >

15Aug 2014

Photos: Mixed-use building rising in North Portland

A new mixed-use project is under way on the booming North Williams Avenue-Vancouver Avenue corridor. The Cook Street Apartments, being built by general contractor Sierra Construction Co., will contain five stories of residential space over ground-floor retail space.

The project is due south of a New Seasons Market that was completed last year and developed by an affiliate company of Sierra, which also owned the apartment site before selling it to Seattle-based Lake Union Partners earlier last spring.

The LRS Architects-designed building’s Read More >

13Aug 2014

Panattoni, port will start Des Moines business park

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for the first phase of the 87-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the northwest corner of 24th Avenue South and South 216th Street.

The property is owned by the Port of Seattle. The developer, Panattoni Development Co., has a long-term lease.

The business park will include 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing, office, distribution and industrial buildings for tenants that want to be near Sea-Tac Airport.

CollinsWoerman is the Read More >

23Jul 2014

Proposal for an Uptown drug store grows into 3-story mixed-use project

A one-story CVS Pharmacy proposed for a high profile corner in Uptown has now evolved into a three-story, mixed-use building, and The Velmeir Cos. is hoping to start construction in January.

The structure at 531 Queen Anne Ave. N. will have 16,000 square feet of retail space, mostly for the pharmacy, with 32 apartments above and 62 parking spaces underground. A small retail space along Mercer Street could be a food court.

Construction is expected to take between 13 and 15 months.

A Read More >

24Jun 2014

Recology CleanScapes recently opened a 75,000-square-foot recycling plant in the existing warehouse at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. The plant processes commercial and residential commingled recyclables. Its equipment was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, Oregon. The machines can process more than 90,000 tons of recyclables annually. Sierra Construction built out office space, poured concrete slabs and cut 4-foot-deep pits in the concrete for the machines. The contractor also removed three interior columns and added three large overhead doors and drive-in ramps. Owen Richards Architects was the designer. Recology occupies about 40 percent of the former Washington State Liquor Control warehouse. Owner Panattoni Development is building a 111,000-square-foot addition to the building and is talking with potential tenants for that space and the rest of the existing warehouse. Sierra recently started the addition and expects to finish by year end. Craft Architects is the designer. Recology CleanScapes collects solid waste and recyclables from businesses and households in the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Issaquah and Carnation. It will add Maple Valley later this year. Twenty-five people were hired to run the new plant.

The FedEx Ground Distribution Facility at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in Redmond has been certified LEED Silver.

Designed by Freiheit and Ho Architects, the 212,000-square-foot distribution center is the largest industrial building in Redmond. It houses FedEx Ground offices and sorting and re-distribution equipment.

Sierra Construction Co. was the design-build general contractor.

The building is 785 feet long and was constructed with 80,000 square feet of tilt-up concrete walls. It has an average clear height of 30 feet.

This is the first LEED-certified distribution Read More >

6Jun 2014

Old liquor warehouse becomes recycling plant; Panattoni starts addition

Recology CleanScapes recently opened a 75,000-square-foot recycling plant in the existing warehouse at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle.

The plant processes commercial and residential commingled recyclables. Its equipment was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, Oregon. The machines can process more than 90,000 tons of recyclables annually.

Sierra Construction built out office space, poured concrete slabs and cut 4-foot-deep pits in the concrete for the machines. The contractor also removed three interior columns and added three Read More >

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