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Pike & Pine 2.0 [Property Tour]
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Category: In-Person Events

Developers are betting big on the revitalization of the Pike & Pine Corridor for office, hospitality, mixed-use and multifamily.  Join NAIOPWA July 21st for our annual walking Property Tour as we checkout the Summit, the Seattle Convention Center expansion, and Ovation, the newest luxury apartment building.  More tour stops to come.  

Event Details:

  • Thursday, July 21, 1:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Tours depart 2:00 p.m.
  • Happy hour networking 4:30 - 6 p.m. Two Union Square Plaza
  • Registration and Networking: 1:30 at Ovation Apartments
  • Full PPE is required to participate on this tour: Glasses, gloves, hard hat, a high visibility vest, close toed shoes, no heels. 
  • $75 Members | $50 Student Members | $100 Non-Members. Click here to learn more about membership.
Online registration is now closed. Limited On-site registration is available. 

Tour Stops:

Seattle Convention Center Expansion: The Summit

Developer: Pine Street Group

For over 32 years, the Seattle Convention Center has been the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility. Although it welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe each year, historically the Convention Center has turned away nearly as many meetings and conventions as its booked, due to the lack of available space or dates. Located just one block northeast of its existing facility, the WSCC’s Summit building will add 248,450 square feet of exhibit space, 62 meeting rooms, and a 58,000 square-foot ballroom to the Center’s offerings – essentially doubling its capacity to address Seattle’s growing event needs. Each component of the building embraces natural light, and the open-air terraces on all levels, designed to accommodate a variety of events, look out to iconic views of the downtown Seattle experience.

Ovation: Luxury Apartments in First Hill

Developer: Lennar Multifamily Communities

Pioneering the first offering of its kind in First Hill, Ovation showcases an exceptional blend of timeless yet modern amenities and residences. Each meticulous detail found throughout the high-rise towers reflect an artful vision, all while remaining open and adaptive to the ever-evolving landscape of Seattle—a haven for the innovative, introspective, and explorative in spirit. Elevated amenities include: rooftop pool with cabana seating, two pet lounges and grooming center with covered pet runs, movie theater, concierge, co-working space with individual office and conference rooms, two large rooftop terraces, and bike storage, wash and repair rooms. 

Two Union Square Courtyard

Occupied waterproofing remediation of a three-level courtyard, along with added design features. It addressed an aging waterproofing membrane, modernized pavers, and introduced design features to encourage greater use of the space through a modified cast-in-place (CIP) feature stair with a water fountain and retail canopy with integrated outdoor heaters and lighting.

Additional design features included the integration of color into CIP curb bordering the pavers, and a surface retarder was utilized to ensure the etching and color of the concrete tied in with the existing plaza concrete finishes. The waterproofing system is hot rubber with PMMA terminations. The project was conducted in phases, with much of the work occurring during normal working hours.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Access. Two Union Square is one of the largest office buildings in downtown Seattle with three of its four major entries and over ten retail tenants located off the three-level plaza. The top level of the plaza, which consisted of over 60% of the project area, had no on-grade access. This created a material handling challenge—from working around the structural load limitations of the elevated plaza and busy downtown streets—to maintaining access to the building and retail tenants. During preconstruction, Abbott coordinated with the owner, trade partners, and the building engineering team to adjust the original plan of using a material hoist at the inner courtyard, to selective boom hoisting and material load out at a secondary entrance. This greatly reduced the impact of construction at critical building entry points with no additional costs.
  • Budget. Abbott competitively bid and was awarded the project with the shortest project duration and lowest cost. Through preconstruction planning and coordination with the owner, we determined a more aggressive approach to phasing was possible, reducing the overall project duration and general conditions cost by 10%.
  • Existing Conditions. During preconstruction, critical existing conditions were identified that carried major risk to the owner. Selective investigative demolition was performed which included validating the existing paver assembly, waterproofing, floor drains, expansion joints, critical material transitions, proposed demolition means and methods, and actual depth of assembly. This process allowed the Abbott team to evaluate potential unforeseen conditions far in advance to reduce risk. It also enabled subcontractors to provide firm pricing in advance versus proceeding on T&M tickets should the issues arise during construction.