Honored to be working with Portland YouthBuilders and Scott | Edwards Architecture on the renovations to PYB’s 10,000 SF school building in the Lents neighborhood! The renovation will be phased over the next four months to allow PYB’s education and vocational training programs to continue without interruption. Thanks to the WALSH team of Bob Forster, Ryan Wilde, Kyle Heckaman and John (BJ) Lowe for their work on this community building project!
We’re excited to announce ARRAS Apartments (Spring District Phase II) has achieved temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) on Bldgs. #2, #3, and the garage!
This phase of TCO turns over two buildings, totaling 261 units, and most of the courtyard and site to owner Security Properties. These two buildings also include most of the project amenities: like the Sky Lounge which has a kitchen, media room and outdoor, roof-top deck with breathtaking views of downtown Bellevue; the Hub Wifi Café offering a cozy get-away to have a cup of tea and get some work done on a rainy afternoon; the Fitness Center to get your cycle on; and the Bike Club where tenants will find all the tools for some bike maintenance and TLC. One of the buildings hosts a 2,700 SF retail space, as well. Below this all are 2 levels of parking with 246 parking stalls, retail parking, a dog-wash station, and a large bike storage room. We are tracking to turn-over the last building with the remaining 118 units in the next few weeks.
We are thrilled to be working together with an amazing group of partners and teams including Security Properties Residential, HAL Real Estate, Mithun, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Swenson Say Faget Structural Engineering, and JRS Engineering, to name just a few. Congratulations to all as we begin the new year with the successful completion of this landmark project!
Aerial by Sky-Pix Aerial Photography
Please join us in congratulating Jeremiah Phillips who has been promoted into the role of Assistant Project Manager. Jeremiah joined our team as a Project Engineer in June of 2014 after earning his Construction Management Degree from University of Washington. He transitioned into an Assistant Superintendent role in June of 2018, and is currently working on the Wesley Homes project. Please join us in congratulating Jeremiah on his efforts and continued success!
We are grateful to be builders and honored to work with so many talented, diligent and thoughtful men and women dedicated to creating healthy communities. As we look back upon last year, we want to thank our hard working people at WALSH and RDF for being deeply committed to building quality. To our clients, architects, consultants, trade partners, family and friends, we want to thank you for being wonderful partners. We wish you all a great 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We are honored to partner with such community-focused partners, like Transition Projects, Inc., in their mission from homelessness to housing. Thanks to our President Matt Leeding for his continued commitment to community, to Linda Woolery for spear-heading this 8+ year effort and to our WALSH family of Pete Bruns, Ted Friedman, Martin Houston, Dalan Askew, Shelly Stephenson, Chuck Moore, Mike Sloop and many, many others for their continued service over the years. Thanks also to the Daily Journal of Commerce for highlighting this organization and its dedication to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Link to the article. Please consider donating to Transition Projects list of essential items, particularly during these cold winter months.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our WALSH family to yours.
Winter donations of hand warmers, hats, gloves, tarps and healthy snacks for Transition Projects, Inc. and their Mobile Engagement team as they offer items to our neighbors experiencing homelessness in their mission from homelessness to housing. Thanks to our WALSH team of Linda Woolery, Sheri Vachter and Kathryn Kelley for their efforts! #walshcofamily #communitybuilders #transitionprojects #endhomessness — with Sheri Vachter and Kathryn Kelley.
Excellent news highlight from KEZI 9 News about the renovation to Ya-Po-Ah Terrace for Evergreen Union Retirement Association, which is home to hundreds of senior citizens on a fixed income. Our WALSH team of Craig Leonnig, Howie Petker, Abigail Anderson and Caitlin B. Kelley are excited to begin work with MWA Architects to preserve essential affordable housing for our seniors. Link to the News Program.
We are pleased to announce that Matt Offe has been promoted into the role of Assistant Project Manager in our Seattle office. Matt originally joined our team as a Summer Intern from Central Washington University in 2015, working on the Scattered Sites and 8th Ave Apartments projects. He rejoined our team as a Project Engineer in June of 2016 after earning his Construction Management Degree from CW…U. Matt transitioned into an Assistant Superintendent role in June of 2018, and is currently working on the Golden Cedars projects and Grays Harbor projects. Please join us in congratulating Matt on his efforts and continued success!
A great story via The Capitol Hill Times about the rebirth of Thornton Creek: After Eight Years, Chinook Salmon Return to Seattle Public Utilities Restoration Site to Spawn.
Seattle Public Utilities created the Thornton Creek Confluence project to restore the habitat of the endangered Puget Sound Chinook salmon and it’s doing just that. SPU has observed “the Chinook salmon pair travelled almost one and a half miles to select this site for spawning. That’s a vote of confidence!” WALSH completed our work at Thornton Creek in 2008 and the adjacent Thornton Place in 2009. Within the six-acre site developed for Thornton Place, the Thornton Water Quality Channel project daylighted the long-buried channel and added a park area around the restored stream. To create the channel, scope involved excavation of 75,000 cubic yards of old fill on the 2.7-acre site. Both sides of the channel are lined with mechanically stabilized earth walls. Surface swales landscaped with special soils and native plants diverted stormwater from a drainage pipe beneath the site. By slowing down the water and allowing it to soak into the soil, the swales helped remove pollution before the water reaches the creek.
We’re excited to see the great results for this unique development and grateful for the opportunity to serve the community along with team members Active Engineering, Merlino Construction, Cerna Landscape; and our WALSH team including John Gilson, John Leduc and Joe Grim – thank you for your dedication on this project that preserves the resources of our Northwest community!
Contact SPU to learn more about the Thornton Creek Confluence project: (206) 233-7029.
Thanks to Eugene Shibayama for capturing an iconic panorama of the Thornton Place and Thornton Creek development and Les Baker for the wonderful overhead and creek views!