4209 W. Marginal Way
Industrial · 219,450 SQFT · BUILT 2002 · 1 FLOOR
The Westbridge Building was acquired from Bank of America in 2002 and immediately renovated to accommodate the relocation of the City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation maintenance facility. A lease agreement with option to purchase was crafted to allow the City a flexible time frame to secure its bond financing. Renovation of the former bank warehouse and storage facility included the complete gut of the existing interiors, new landscaping, replacement and/or resurfacing of the existing concrete slab on grade, creation of additional parking required by the new use, the addition of a paint shop with paint booth, carpentry shop with dust collection system, multiple bridge cranes, vehicle exhaust removal system, and administrative offices. The building was constructed utilizing concrete tilt-up walls, concrete slab on grade, a combination of conventional spread footings and piling, and heavy wood timber roof structure. Amenities include adjacency to a green belt, and convenient access to the West Seattle Bridge, downtown Seattle, and both I-5 and I-90. This project was one of three finalists for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) 2002 Industrial Development of the Year award.
Challenges of the project included a fast track design and construction process, constraints imposed by the City of Seattle Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) regulations, adjacent bald eagle nesting grounds, remediation of contamination remaining from decommissioned underground fuel storage tanks and previous uses, including a No Further Action letter from the Washington State Department of Ecology
Although Westbridge is no longer under Teutsch Partners management, it serves as a vital hub for Seattle's Parks and Recreation Department.