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Building Your Business Without Breaking the Company’s Back

Building Your Business Without Breaking the Company’s Back By Construction Executive January 8, 2015 ow does a company grow from nearly nothing into something big? For some businesses, it happens gradually. For others, a shift might happen in a matter of weeks. Either way, the best way to deal with a growth spurt is to be ready for it. With the national economy poised to take off in 2015, many small to medium-sized construction firms will be looking to increase their volume of work, ... Read more

Plymouth starts $17M Sylvia’s Place housing

Plymouth starts $17M Sylvia's Place housing By Daily Journal of Commerce staff October 2, 2014 Construction has started on a 63-unit apartment complex that will house formerly homeless people. Plymouth Housing Group calls the project Sylvia's Place and said it is for “graduates” from other Plymouth buildings that offer more intensive services. People who move into Sylvia's Place will free up space for new people to get intensive services from the nonprofit. The $17 million project is at 2015-2017 Third Ave. SMR Architects is designing ... Read more

Artspace opening Mount Baker lofts

Artspace opening Mount Baker lofts By Daily Journal of Commerce staff September 26, 2014 Artspace is getting ready to open its third affordable housing complex for artists in Seattle: 57 units right next to the Mount Baker light rail station. Artspace is based in Minneapolis, and focuses on developing affordable space for artists and small businesses. The four-story building at 2915 Rainier Ave. S. is called Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts. Grand opening is set for Oct. 1 and officials from Artspace, the city and the state ... Read more

Hirabayashi Place gets $11M from Enterprise

Hirabayashi Place gets $11M from Enterprise By Daily Journal of Commerce staff June 5, 2014 Enterprise Community Investment of Columbia, Maryland, said it has invested $11 million in housing credit equity in Hirabayashi Place, a 96-unit housing project in the International District that is under construction. InterIm Community Development Association is developing the project at Fourth Avenue South and South Main Street. Mithun is the architect and landscape architect, and Marpac Construction is the general contractor. The team also includes DCI Engineers, structural; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, ... Read more

Uwajimaya to remodel Publix Hotel

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38-unit Capitol Hill apartment under construction

38-unit Capitol Hill apartment under construction Daily Journal of Commerce HomeStreet Bank Commercial Real Estate announced it provided $9.8 million in construction financing to 120 Harvard Ave. E. LLC for development of a 38-unit apartment building. The project, called The Lexicon, will be located behind Dick's Drive-In on Capitol Hill. Barrientos LLC is managing the development for owner Ron Amundson. Hewitt is the architect. Marpac Construction, the general contractor, started excavation earlier this month. Work is expected to take a year. The building will be seven ... Read more

Magnuson Park Housing gets 12 kilowatt solar system

Magnuson Park Housing gets 12 kilowatt solar system By Daily Journal of Commerce staff March 15, 2011 Northwest Wind & Solar has installed a 12- kilowatt photovoltaic solar system on the Brettler Family Place/Magnuson Park Housing community building. The three-building, 52- unit complex should be complete this month. Owned and operated by Solid Ground, Brettler will provide permanent affordable housing with support services. The complex is designed by Tonkin/Hoyne Architecture & Urban Design. Marpac Construction was general contractor. The Magnuson Park Community Building PV system ... Read more

Plymouth completes Belltown apartments

Plymouth completes Belltown apartments September 1, 2010 By Puget Sound Business Journal staff A.L. Humphrey House, Plymouth Housing Group's 12th apartment building, has opened at 111 Cedar in Belltown. The 81-unit building will serve as transitional housing for chronically homeless people suffering from mental illness and other disabilities. The 40,000-square-foot project cost $19.5 million. Each furnished apartment is 250 square feet, with a kitchen and bath. Tenants pay 30 percent of their income to live there. Residents receive federal rent subsidies, 24-hour support and counseling services. ... Read more

Senior City opens in Federal Way

June 11, 2010 Senior City opens in Federal Way By Daily Journal of Commerce staff A mixed-use complex called Senior City opens today in Federal Way, and Sound Transit says this is its first public-private transit oriented development partnership. The nonprofit Korean Women's Association is the developer and will manage the building at 31621 23rd Ave. S., which is adjacent to the Federal Way Transit Center. The complex has 61 one-bedroom apartments for low-income elderly people, a two-bedroom on-site manager's unit and 3,100 square feet ... Read more

Seattle construction firm scores UW’s 2007 Distinguished Business Achievement Award

by Brad Broberg Contributing Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal Recalling the birth of Marpac Construction takes Don Mar back to some dark days. Mar was working for his father's general contracting business, Pacific Components, when the company won a contract to re-roof the Kingdome in Seattle. The work included pressure-washing the roof. After leaks caused ceiling tiles to come loose, Pacific Components was awarded a second contract to repair the tiles. During the repairs, a crane belonging to a subcontractor collapsed, killing two workers. The ... Read more
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