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Juno Therapeutics HQ Breaks Ground, Spring District Gets Tenant

[Juno Therapeutics groundbreaking, photo by Dan Morris]

SOUTH LAKE UNION -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities recently hosted a groundbreaking at the Alexandria Center at 400 Dexter Avenue North for Juno Therapeutics's new Headquarters and R&D Center. Alexandria is developing an approximately 287,000 square foot state-of-the-art laboratory/office building, which Juno will anchor. Juno is leasing 90,000 square feet with expansion options.

DOWNTOWN-- A joint venture of Hunt Construction Group and Skanska have been chosen to build the $1.4 billion expansion of the Washington State Convention Center according to PSBJ. Officials hope to break ground in 2017 with a completion set for around 2020. The expansion is expected to add 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, 120,000 square feet of meeting room space and a ballroom. [PSBJ]

BELLEVUE -- The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a joint venture between the University of Washington and China's Tsinghua University, will be the first tenant in Wright Runstad & Co.'s Spring District. The international technology institute will start with about 30 students but could eventually enroll as many as 3,000 by 2025. NBBJ is designing the building. [DJC]