According to the Seattle Times, Seattle Central Community College is interested in moving into a portion of the vacant space in the old Historic PacMed Center in Beacon Hill; and they’re running out of time to do so. The college must gain support from the state in a deal to occupy nearly half of the landmark, but since Amazon moved out, the building hasn’t been successful in finding tenants large enough to fill the 205,000 sf space. Seattle Central is interested in moving its health training program into the building, if the Pacific Tower receives $27 million in renovations from the state, but the Senate and House must reach a deal for this to happen, but the legislative session will end on Sunday.
A budget approved by a state house committee earlier this month would give $20 million for preparing the Pacific Tower for “community college health career training programs, offices for the department of commerce or other appropriate state agencies, and other nonprofit community uses.” However, there is no set measure in place with the Senate. Nothing is set in stone for the building, but we might have a better idea after Sunday’s session. For more information PacMed, visit the landmark’s website.