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One more concrete pour, additional parking available to employees and agency vehicles

One more concrete pour is scheduled for Friday, September 22. This pour will cause a partial closure on P-2 northeast area. There will continue to be impacts to parking as the work continues into December.

The NRB Parking Garage Level P-1 West Visitor Parking Lot is open. Beginning Monday, September 25, the northwest stair tower will be open.

Sylvester Park to be closed Sept. 19 to 29 for turfgrass work

Sylvester Park will be closed for 10 days – from Tuesday, September 19 to Friday, September 29 -- for turfgrass renovation.

Work will include aerating and seeding the grass as well as “topdressing” with compost to improve the soil the grass grows in.

Major concrete pours are complete, some additional parking available to employees and agency vehicles

The concrete pours to resurface the mezzanine are complete. Over the past weeks, this work has caused intermittent closures of parking areas throughout the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Parking Garage and we at DES want parkers to know that we greatly appreciate your patience. Additional concrete pours will take place on level P-2 over the next two weeks, and there will continue to be impacts to parking as the work continues into December, but they won't be as significant as they were in August.

Steam system that heats campus buildings to be off-line to accommodate repair over the weekend

The steam system that serves 13 state office buildings on the Capitol Campus will be taken off-line from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 so that urgent repairs can be made to a steam leak in the John A. Cherberg building. The steam system provides heat as well as hot water to the buildings.

The entire system must be taken off-line whenever a repair to a specific building is made. Since the system must be shut down, Enterprise Services will take the opportunity to make additional non-urgent repairs and perform maintenance that requires the system to be off-line.

NRB visitor parking is open while work continues

Natural Resources Building Parking Garage, P-1 West Visitor Parking ramp off Washington Street is open. Metered visitor parking is available to visitors to the Capitol Campus and costs $2 per hour. Employees who work on the Capitol Campus are not permitted to park in visitor lots.

Seattle School District celebrates new cross-laminated timber modular classrooms

Pilot project brings potential environmental and economic benefits as well as efficiency in construction process

The Seattle School District is celebrating completion of new modular classrooms using an innovative new building product called cross-laminated timber (CLT) under a pilot project funded by the state Legislature and overseen by the state Department of Enterprise Services.

New interactive map makes it easier to find your way around the Capitol Campus

OLYMPIA -- It just became easier to find your way around the state's Capitol Campus: The Department of Enterprise Services has launched a new, interactive map on its website. The new map is mobile-friendly and has much more utility as a wayfinding tool for people. The interactive map also is a good tool for finding more information about the buildings, parks, memorials and other features on the campus.

People can sort the waypoints on the map by category, such as:

NRB Parking Garage work to impact employee parking in August

Work to replace the waterproof sealant on level P-1 of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Parking Garage and the building's mezzanine continues and will impact employee parking during the month of August. Concrete pours to the mezzanine will intermittently close parking in different areas of levels P-1 and P-2 over the coming weeks. View a schedule and maps of the closures. Other impacts to parkers and tenants include:

Toppenish School District celebrates new cross-laminated timber modular classrooms

Pilot project brings potential environmental and economic benefits as well as efficiency in construction process

The Toppenish School District is celebrating completion of its first new modular classrooms using an innovative new building product called of cross-laminated timber (CLT) under a pilot project funded by the state Legislature and overseen by the state Department of Enterprise Services.

Night-time work to replace fire retardant begins July 31

Night-time work to replace fire-retardant materials on the support beams on the P-2 level of the Natural Resources Building Garage will begin the evening of July 31 and will continue through Aug. 9. The work will occur Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. While employees and visitors should be minimally impacted by the work, please be sure to remove your vehicle from the work area by 6 p.m. View a detailed map of the work schedule.

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