University of Washington Board of Regents Approves Predevelopment Agreement and Ground Lease with Capstone for Redevelopment of Husky Village
On Thursday, February 18th, 2021 Chancellor Wolf Yeigh of the University of Washington Bothell sent the following communication out to the UW Bothell Community announcing that the University of Washington Board of Regents approved the pre-development agreement and ground lease of the Husky Village project.
Dear UW Bothell Community and Partners,
I am pleased to report that the University of Washington Board of Regents approved the pre-development agreement, ground lease and office lease associated with our planned redevelopment of Husky Village.
UW Bothell and Capstone Development Partners, our partners on this project, can now move forward on executing the legal agreements and construction plans. The plan is to demolish the existing dilapidated residence halls in stages and to begin construction in fall 2021. The first phase of construction will be complete by spring 2023, and the final phase will be complete by fall 2024.
The new construction will include new, prime housing opportunities for approximately 1,000 students in the form of two residence hall buildings and one apartment building. Currently, we have housing for approximately 270 students. The development project also will include a standalone dining hall building that will be open to all UW Bothell and Cascadia College students, staff, faculty and guests. It will be a community resource that we’ve longed for the past 20-plus years!
The good news with this phased approach is that it allows us to continue our residential life program by offering some student housing during the construction period. And while I know that the multi-year project itself will cause disruptions, I also know that the end results — expanded and improved housing and dining — will contribute greatly to the vibrancy of our campus community.
This is our opportunity to enhance the living-learning community for UW Bothell. Over time, our planners and developers will reach out to you to seek suggestions and engagement. Please participate. You can find more details about this project on UW Bothell’s campus construction webpage. If you have additional questions, please contact Planning & Administration staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Husky redevelopment project possible as well as those who supported it.
Bjong Wolf Yeigh, Ph.D., F.ASME
Chancellor and Professor of Engineering