Washington Place, a 19-story construction in Tukwila, broke ground Sept. 25. The $120 million tower will be one of the largest in South King County. The project has been in development since October 2010. It will be in the former Circuit City property at 224 Andover Park E. The developers are Omar and Christine Lee, who funded approximately $60 million for the project. Other funding will come from the federal EB-5 Visa program, which offers foreign nationals the opportunity to obtain a U.S. green card by investing in a commercial enterprise in the United States. The Lees have been residential and commercial developers since 1980. They developed the Great Wall Shopping Mall in Kent that includes restaurants, shops and a grocery store.
The building will include apartment units, a restaurant, and a hotel. “We are so excited to bring such a distinctive development to Tukwila,” said Omar Lee in a news release. “The project will be unique to the area as it will be close to walking and biking trails, restaurants, and shopping.”
The construction is expected to be completed in 2017. (end)