GSA Breaks Ground On New 300,000 Square Foot Office Building
Phase Two of Des Moines Creek Business Park To Provide Up to 1,600 new jobs in Des Moines
SEATTLE – Today the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local leaders, officially broke ground on a new office building for the Northwest Mountain Regional FAA Office. The new 300,000 square foot office project will be at the corner of South 216th Street and 24th Avenue South. It will allow the FAA to consolidate its 1,425 Seattle-based workforce into a single leased facility being built in accordance with the latest government guidelines for reduced office sizes.
“GSA is proud to support the FAA with their new regional headquarters facility in Des Moines, Washington,” said Norm Dong, GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner. “Through this new lease, FAA will be consolidating from multiple locations into a single, state of the art facility, and will be able to focus more resources on its core mission.”
GSA signed a new 20-year lease agreement with Panattoni Development Company, Inc. (PDC) in partnership with MetLife, Inc. The FAA will occupy the five-story Class A office space in the spring of 2018. The facility will provide workspace for about 1,600 people to better deliver their mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.
“We are excited about moving our FAA workforce under one roof, into this new state-of-the-art building,” said KC Yanamura, FAA Northwest Mountain Regional Administrator. “This new workspace will change the way we work, as we deliver on our mission of providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.”
CollinsWoerman Seattle Architects is designing the building and Abbott Construction will build it. This is the second of three phases for The Des Moines Creek Business Park, an 87-acre property that will include up to two-million square