DaVita breaks ground on new building in Federal Way

The newest addition is expected to bring 1,300 full-time employees to the city.

A sudden torrential downpour didn’t stop Federal Way city officials from breaking ground on the newest DaVita building on Monday evening.

Gathered under a white tent waiting out the rainstorm, several city officials, many DaVita employees as well as members of the construction project welcomed the official start of construction.

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell pointed out that this project began four years ago, and noted Economic Development Director Tim Johnson’s efforts of helping get this project to where it is now.

“We have big dreams here in Federal Way, and we’re excited DaVita wants to be a part of that vision,” Ferrell said in the midst of the brief downpour.

Located at 32275 32nd Ave. S., the newest addition is expected to bring 1,300 full-time employees to the city, Ferrell said in his remarks before the groundbreaking.

In May, city council members discussed issues surrounding the construction for the newest DaVita site, which had delayed construction for a short time. However, the issue has since been resolved and construction is now underway for DaVita’s second building.

Other speakers at the event included Jim Hilger, DaVita chief accounting officer; Nate Jenkins, assistant project manager for Mortenson Construction; and Chad Hull, vice president of revenue operations for DaVita.

More in News

Police linking juvenile suspects to six armed robberies in Federal Way over past month

Search of nearby apartment complex links juvenile residents to possibly three 7-Eleven robberies, three at Subway shops.

Reach Out provides homeless ‘second chance’

People experiencing homelessness share their stories at annual Reach Out breakfast Nov. 7.

Third alleged sexual assault reported at Federal Way foot massage business in three years

The victim reported to police that a masseur inappropriately touched her genital area during a massage at the business.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
Election analysis: I-976 vote casts South King County against Seattle, Eastside

Preliminary precinct counts show support for the initiative split by region.

Federal Way 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint for fourth time in one month

The suspect fled on foot; no injuries were reported, police say.

Man shot in leg in another city arrives at Federal Way urgent care

The man was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment, police said.

Man in critical condition after Federal Way shooting

Man in his 30s was shot and transported to Harborview Medical Center; information obtained by officers reveal the shooting may have occurred at nearby apartment complex on 1st Way South, Federal Way police say.

A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

Defending freedom to battling flames

Veterans now serving as firefighters reflect on service to country.

Most Read