Saturday, December 23, 2006
Two developers bid for tower project
Two local developers have submitted proposals for a new tower that would replace the King County Administration Building at Fifth Avenue and James Street.
Wright Runstad & Co. and the Sabey Corp. responded to the county's solicitation of interest in and ideas for the site.
"At first glance, both proposals seem to be serious," said Sandeep Kaushik, spokesman for County Executive Ron Sims. He said it was too soon to release details.
In announcing the plan in October, Sims said that including private development would allow the county to replace the ugly, inefficient building with new space at no cost to taxpayers. He said the project would not be feasible unless Seattle increased the allowable height on the site to accommodate a 44-story tower