Goodwill will break ground on their new building at Rainier and Dearborn Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. The three-story building will house education programs as well as administrative offices for the Seattle Goodwill Headquarters.
Plans for the new building developed after plans for a large, mixed-use redevelopment of the Goodwill site on Dearborn fell through for financial reasons three years ago, prolonging the company’s search for a way to house their training program and administrative staff. Leaving the door open for future redevelopment of the space, Seattle Goodwill tore down three vacant buildings on the lot to make room for the new 49,562 square-foot.
From Seattle Goodwill:
WHAT: Celebrate the ground breaking of Goodwill’s new Job Training & Education Center and Administrative Support Building.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: 1400 South Lane Street in Seattle
WHO: Speakers will include Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Goodwill CEO Ken Colling and Seattle Goodwill Board Chair Wayne Lau. Community partners and staff will attend.
This 3 story 49,562 square foot building will house a new Job Training and Education Center and our Administrative Support Services.
Job Training and Education (JTE) classroom space will increase by 20% and JTE staff capacity will double. Together, these improvements will allow us to serve more individuals with our free job training & education programs. Last year, the Seattle location served over 900 people.
The building is designed by Mithun and Foushée & Associates Inc. is the general contractor for the project
Goodwill’s existing training center, store and donation center will remain open during construction of this project.
Occupancy is scheduled for April 2013.