Prologis Georgetown Crossroads, Seattle WA
What do you do when there is an extremely low vacancy rate, rapidly decreasing buildable land, and a site only minutes to a major urban center? You build up! Also on Sierra’s current project list is the first multi-story fulfillment center in North America; Prologis’ Georgetown Crossroads project in South Seattle. The three story project will combine two stories of fulfillment with makers space as well as build-to-suit office spaces. This groundbreaking project is slated for completion by the end of 2018.
The current in-progress jobs list provides an excellent example of just how large warehouse projects have become in the Pacific Northwest. In October alone Sierra’s project teams were working on four mega-warehouses on sites between Tacoma and Portland with structural footprints of over 750,000 square feet per building.
Project Piper (PDX9): 857,000 square feet
IPT Tacoma Logistics Center, Building B: 828,600 square feet
Hogum Bay Logistics Center: 811,000 square feet
Prologis Park Tacoma, Building B: 770,200 square feet
A GROWING PORTFOLIO
Industrial distribution centers and warehouses aren’t the only product type with a major presence in Sierra’s current workflow.
Sierra’s first true mixed-use project, the Ballard Landmark, was completed in 2008.The Landmark provided a gateway into the hot market of multi-story mixed-use projects. “The company’s broad range of experience over the years has allowed us to adapt to a multitude of project types, including multi-family” stated Senior Project Manager Kory Knudson.
Knudson is currently working two of Sierra’s four multi-family projects as well as providing preconstruction services for a couple more. In the last 5 years Sierra has completed, or is currently constructing, 10 multi-family projects on sites between Portland and Mountlake Terrace totaling over 2,400 units.
With more multi-family projects in the pipeline, and the demands for denser housing in the region continuing to rise, this product type is likely to continue to grow for Sierra. Knudson went on to say; “We are constantly evolving our means and methods for this mixed construction type. Our understanding of the latest trends and building codes allow us to stay current in the market and provide a high level of value for our returning customer base.”
Sierra has four multi-family projects currently in progress, three of which are topped off and had roofing installed in October:
Stadium Apartments: 7 stories, 3 below grade parking, 172 units
Linden Flats: 7 stories, 2 below grade parking, 170 units
Bothell 185 Apartments: 6 stories, 2 below grade parking, 135 units
Parkside Apartments: 4 stories, on-grade parking, 206 units
2017 IN NUMBERS
January 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017:
2,370 concrete panels tilted with Sierra crews (heaviest weighing 238,720 lbs.)
2,268,700 gross square feet of concrete tilt panels
339,166,000 lbs. of steel (rebar and structural)
1,529,000 cubic yards of material moved
281,300 cubic yards of concrete poured
9,518,900 total square feet of buildings constructed