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January 12, 2005

Microsoft Campus to Grow

Microsoft announced that its campus will be growing by about 2.2 million square feet; more specifically about 600,000 square feet of existing buildings would be demolished, and 2.8 million square feet of new space built. Stories on this were in the P-I and the Times. There's also a Q&A with Brad Smith, where he states "The campus will take on the look and feel of a university, with outdoor common areas surrounded by buildings."

The Times article links to a PDF of the development agreement. Among the items proposed is an overpass across the 520 highway at NE 36th St, which Microsoft would pay 70% of the cost of up to $15.2 million. Page 33 of the PDF has the proposed turn lane and traffic signal additions, as well as showing where a new campus entrance on to Bel-Red road would be built. There's no map of the proposed overpass, but still. Our own highway overpass! Can a monorail be far behind? You know what we're talking about, baby...we're talking about infrastructure. That's right, I-N-F-R-A-S-T-R-U-C-T-U-R-E! I love that word. Let a thousand cement mixers bloom!

Posted by AdamBa at January 12, 2005 02:35 PM

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