#3. Washington State Patrol -- Light Industrial Development

Project value: $10.4 million

Tilting walls for the Washington State Patrol facility in Tumwater.
Photo courtesy of Osborne Construction Co.

Project address:
8615 Armstrong Road S.W., Tumwater

Start of construction:
Sept. 20, 2001

Expected completion date:
April 19, 2002

State of Washington

Project description:The Washington State Patrol facility is one of the most unique alternatively contracted projects in the state of Washington for the past year.

The State Patrol had operated at the same prime retail property on Martin Way in Olympia for over 50 years. Recognizing the value of the land in the current commercial market, the WSP and the Department of General Administration developed a request-for-proposal where the WSP would receive new property (still within Thurston County) and construction of about 70,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities in exchange for its Martin Way property.

The Martin Way property is currently being developed into a large retail center called Martin Way Station. It features Lowe's, Safeway and other retail tenants.

Osborne Construction Co. is the design/build general contractor for both projects.

The new WSP facilities located in Tumwater will house the Property Management, Supply and Fleet operations of the Washington State Patrol. The facility's exterior is precast concrete panels with a pre-engineered metal building system on a conventional footing system with slab-on-grade.

There is about 20,000 square feet of office space and 50,000 square feet for automotive maintenance, vehicle equipping, wood and metal shops, and other industrial applications. The entire project is being constructed on about 18 acres near the Port of Olympia airport.


Design-build contractor:
Osborne Construction Co., 401 Park Place, Suite 400, P.O. Box 97010, Kirkland, WA 98033, (425) 827-4221

AHBL Inc., 2215 N. 30th St., Suite 300, Tacoma, WA 98403, (253) 383-2422

Other Participants
B-J Fishers Plumbing Inc.
Barclay Dean Architectural Products Inc.
C.A.B. Fabrications
Central Steel
Commercial Pacific Co.
Concrete Products of Western Washington
Del Concrete
DK Boos Glass Inc.
Enderis Co. Inc.
Gary's Bulldozing LLC
Hillstrom Cabinets Inc.
Island Building Products
Kaverit Steel and Crane
Lakeside Industries
L.E. Electric Inc.
McClintock Painting
Olympia Sheet Metal Inc.
Pace Material Handling
Seawest Construction Inc.
Sicklesteel Cranes Inc.
Southwest Surveying
SS Landscaping Services Inc.
Thomsen Timber Inc.
Trinity Fire Protection Inc.

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