Seattle Commercial Real Estate News of the Day

Monday, February 27, 2012

Seattle Times Daily Journal of Commerce Headline
Selig now plans short office building near Sculpture Park

New HQ for Zumiez in Lynnwood will have its own mini-skatepark

Economists see more reasons for optimism this year Sports clothing and equipment retailer Zumiez is building a $9.8 million headquarters where the old Kaddyshack Golf Center driving range once operated at 4003 204th St. S.W. in Lynnwood, near Alderwood Mall.

General contractor Rushforth Construction began tilting the 63,000-square-foot building’s concrete walls earlier this month and expects to make final tilts next week.

When finished in late June, the two-story building will have an open-office concept with exposed concrete floors and a 14-foot grand spiral staircase. About 135 employees will move there from the current headquarters in Everett.

Part of the 10-acre site will be redeveloped with a mini-skate park for employees, a parking lot, cast-in-place detention pond and wetland mitigation area. The skate park will be a concrete plaza with multipurpose elements such as benches that can be skated on.

Rushforth project manager Rick Hansen said crews found thousands of old golf balls when they started site work late last year. He said the balls were buried over the years by carts running over them. Most were deteriorated and couldn’t be reused.

Hansen said the building won’t be LEED certified, but will have several sustainable elements.

A second phase addition would bring the building up to 100,000 square feet, but no timeline has been set for that.

Davis Property and Development is the developer. Ronhovde Architects designed the shell and SkB Architects designed the interior and core. Barghausen Consulting Engineers is the civil engineer and landscape architect, and AHBL is the structural engineer.

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are being design-built by PSF Mechanical, SME Electrical Contractors and Transit Plumbing. Smith Fire Systems is in charge of fire protection.

Earlier this month, Zumiez said it will move its e-commerce operations in May from its Everett headquarters to Kansas. The move is expected to speed delivery of online orders. About 70 local jobs will be lost.

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