#4. Kent Sound Transit Parking Garage

Project cost: $9.8 million

Sounder commuter rail riders will have 871 new places to park when Sound Transit opens its Kent parking garage in the coming months.
Rendering courtesy of Integrus Architecture

Project address:
203 E. Smith St., Kent

Start of construction:
April 23, 2001

Expected completion date:
March 15, 2002

Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit)

PCL, Integrus Architecture and CKC Engineers were awarded this 871-car parking garage as the successful team in a design/build competition.

Built to provide parking for commuters using the Sounder commuter train, the five-level garage is located adjacent to the Kent train station. Construction has had to accommodate the movement of train and pedestrian traffic on a daily basis.

The garage structure is a composite system incorporating precast columns and beams with cast-in-place post-tensioned slabs.

The project also includes three elevators, landscaping and sitework.

PCL, under a separate $3.7 million contract, is building a 255-foot-long pedestrian bridge that will connect the new parking garage to the existing Kent commuter rail station passenger loading platforms. The bridge is being erected over the railroad tracks at night to ensure continuous railroad service.


Design-build contractor:
PCL Construction Services Inc., 15405 S.E. 37th St., Suite 200, Bellevue, WA 98006, (425) 454-8020

Integrus Architecture, 720 Third Ave, Suite 2300, Seattle, WA 98104, (206) 628-3137

Other Participants
Auburn Mechanical
Bethlehem Construction
Cary Kopczynski & Co.
Cosco Fire Protection
CTS Engineers
Mayes Testing Engineers Inc.
Miles Sand & Gravel
Northwest Steel Erection
Trans World Electric
Tyssen Sound Elevator

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