Issaquah Medical Building project receives boost from state
January 18, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 1 p.m. Jan. 18, 2011
The planned Issaquah Medical Building is in line to receive $13.2 million in bonds, Gov. Chris Gregoire and the state Department of Commerce announced Tuesday.
Plans call for a medical office building spread across 55,000 square feet. The building is designed to meet LEED Gold standards. The site for the building is along the just-completed Interstate 90 Undercrossing.
Overall, Gregoire and Department of Commerce leaders announced almost $100 million in bonds to fund economic development, energy conservation and infrastructure projects in King, Cowlitz, Skagit and Whatcom counties.
“These investments are critical to our economic recovery,” Gregoire said in a statement. “They help local communities jump start important projects to improve their infrastructure, while putting people to work — primarily in construction, a sector that has been hit especially hard by the national recession.”
Officials said the projects should create or retain more than 700 jobs.
“Commerce’s mission is to grow and improve jobs in Washington,” Department of Commerce Director Rogers Weed said in the statement. “The 700-plus jobs supported by these projects are desperately needed, and represent another step forward in our state’s economic recovery.”
Issaquah-based SeaCon is building the medical office. The company also completed a piece of the undercrossing to facilitate access to the Issaquah Medical Building.