Corner of South 212th and West Valley Highway in Kent to Get New Warehouse
Thursday, October 8th 2015
KENT, WA – The southwest corner of South 212th Street and West Valley Highway in Kent won’t be vacant much longer as crews put up a 63,546-square-foot warehouse.
California-based Panattoni Development, with offices in Seattle, is building the warehouse on the 3.2 acre corner lot at 21214 66th Ave. S., part of the Aldarra Corporate Park.
The city hearing examiner approved last month a variance request by Panattoni to reduce a 40-foot side-yard setback to 15 feet. The developer wanted the variance because of the odd shape of the property made it difficult to design a building without the shorter setback.
“The building takes advantage of the shape of the site and has enough area and parking to make it desireable for lease or purchase,” according to statements submitted to the city by the developer. “This building will replace debris and stockpiled dirt that now marks the gateway into the city.”
Panattoni will set back the warehouse from the curb of West Valley Highway far enough to preserve the city of Kent sign on the property and will enhance the sign with landscaping behind it.