April 24, 2009
In Seattle, Harborview Hospital held an opening celebration for its Ninth and Jefferson building on April 8, 2009. The building is 14 stories, 440,000 square feet, and includes a 650 stall parking garage. It was designed to Silver LEED standards and will serve as the new gateway to Harborview Medical Center Campus, the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma and regional burn center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
The Ninth and Jefferson Building is the new location for Harborview’s global health, neurosciences, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, rehabilitation medicine, and sleep disorders departments, and the Spine Center. It will also serve King County by housing the King County Superior Court Civil Commitment Court, Public Health-STD Clinic and a state-of-the-art facility for the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Taking the project over from a previous general contractor and construction management team, the National Development Council was able to help King County overcome a $30 million project overrun by using 63-20 bonds and apublic-private partnership financing model.