Going for Green in Issaquah
Source: Daily Journal of Commerce
Rowley Properties is completing a 29,000-square-foot class A office building at 1700 N.W. Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. The three-story building, called the Hyla Office Building, also has covered parking and 2,700 square feet of retail space.
The site is two blocks from the Issaquah Transit Center, near the interchange of Interstate 90 and state Route 900.
Rowley Properties will seek a LEED rating, which would make this the first sustainable office building in downtown Issaquah, according to the developer.
Sustainable elements include operable windows, sun shades, pervious pavement, water-efficient landscaping, carpet tiles, energy-efficient lighting, airborne contamination reduction and low-VOC finishes.
The building will be dedicated to Amanda Hindman, a Rowley Properties accountant who died of cancer in 1996 at the age of 27. She began a recycling program at Rowley, and spoke about recycling to other business around the state.
The first tenant, John L. Scott, is scheduled to move in next month. Remaining spaces, yet to be leased, are expected to be completed by October.
The architect is Group Mackenzie and the general contractor is E. Kent Halvorson.