Federal Way Public Schools will buy a vacant office building across from City Hall for $8.9 million to relocate its administrative headquarters.
The district’s school board voted 4-0 Tuesday night to authorize the purchase of the 71,000-square-foot, vacant Northwest Corporate Center.
Employees from the district’s 24,000-square-foot Education Support Center and three other locations will work out of the new headquarters, expected to open in July 2011, said Sally McLean, chief financial officer.
The purchase will result in a expanded hub for publicly funded workers in Federal Way with City Hall and the district headquarters on opposite sides of Eighth Avenue South near the Federal Way Community Center and Celebration Park.
The district also plans to spend $4.5 million to remodel the 25-year-old Northwest Corporate Center at 33330 Eighth Ave. S., which was most recently used by the Weyerhaueser Co.
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