King County office building, garage
A 13-story LEED silver-rated office building with public health service area and retail space on the main level, and two levels of below-grade parking for 87 vehicles. The 296,000-gross-square-foot building will be outfitted with energy-efficient clear glazing, colored metal and granite.
A separate nine-story parking garage opened in early December 2005 with 823 parking stalls. About 100 stalls are dedicated for county fleet vehicles. The garage has a 70-foot-tall aluminum mural created by artist Michael Spafford in 1979 called “Tumbling Figure: 5 Stages.”
The project includes a pedestrian concourse which connects Fifth Avenue to the new garage on Sixth Avenue. A tunnel under Fifth will also be constructed, completing the underground connection between the buildings that make up the county’s campus.
401 Fifth Ave., Seattle (office)
Cost: $81.6 million (construction); $64.7 million (shell and core); $16.9 million (interior) $92.4 million (total)
Type of contract: 63-20 tax-exempt bond development with a lease between King County and a nonprofit, a development agreement between the nonprofit and a developer, and a guaranteed maximum price with the contractor
Start of construction: March 17, 2005
Expected completion date:
Dec. 5, 2005 (garage)
Contractor: Turner Construction, 830 Fourth Ave. S., Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98134, (206) 505-6600
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca,
Owner: Goat Hill Properties
Developer: Wright Runstad & Co.
Holmes Electric (design-build electrical
MacDonald-Miller (design-build mechanical
Magnusson Klemencic Associates (civil and
structural engineer) —
Walters & Wolf (design-build curtain wall