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February 4, 2016
Absher Construction recently finished the concrete grade slabs and started building post-tensioned decks that will make up Washington Place, a $120 million, 19-story hotel and apartment complex one block east of Westfield Southcenter.
The site is at 223 Andover Park E. in Tukwila.
To create the floors, Absher has scheduled two major concrete pour days per week in the coming months. The decks are packed with post-tensioned cables, rebar, electrical conduit, PEX piping, Blue Banger hangers and sleeves.
Omar and Christine Lee are developing the 418,000-square-foot building, which will have 370 market-rate apartments, a 189-room hotel, and more than 500 parking stalls in a garage and on the surface.
Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms. Residents will share a rooftop garden, clubhouse and fitness room. The housing will be on floors 12 through 18.
The hotel will be on the first 11 floors, with 6,000 square feet of meeting space, a 90-seat restaurant and a swimming pool on the ground level.
Coastal Hotels will manage the hotel and restaurant.
The Lees are financing about half the project. Remaining funds are coming from the EB-5 program, which enables people to obtain green cards and a path to American citizenship if they invest at least $500,000 in qualifying real estate projects.
Washington Place is expected to be finished in mid-2017.
Group West, the architect, collaborated with MulvannyG2 Architecture and LNL on the design. Jerry Lee, chairman of MulvannyG2, is the project adviser.
The engineering team is Brienen Structural Engineers, Inventrix (mechanical), Tres West Engineers (electrical) and Barghausen Consulting Engineers (civil).
Major subcontractors are Conco (concrete), Apollo Mechanical Contractors, Electrical Construction Co. and New West Development (civil).