BEAVERTON — According Allan Brettman ( The Oregonian ), a long-awaited expansion of Nike's 270-acre headquarters complex snapped into sharper focus Wednesday, when planning documents surfaced that the company filed last month with Washington County.
The expansion of Oregon's highest-profile company triggered a special session of the state Legislature in December 2012, and eventually pitted the City of Portland against suburban Washington County for the project. The plans Nike filed Oct. 22 would more than double the size of the project it had spelled out during that initial process.
Nike's plan suggests it will build two office buildings starting next year that are huge and could accommodate as many as 2,500 employees. The plans also call for two additional parking garages and an extension of the "berm," an earthen wall that blocks the headquarters from surrounding streets. Several nearby road improvements are planned for anticipated increased traffic, too.
The highlights:The berm surrounding the campus would be extended along Southwest Jenkins Road and along a portion of Southwest 158th Avenue. This would end the public use of Jay Street, which now is....
- An 887,000-square-foot building directly north of the existing Tiger Woods Center at Nike headquarters. The building would have 649,000 square feet of office space and 238,000 square feet of what the company is calling "auxiliary space." While a project description said one building was envisioned, maps submitted to the county appear to represent two buildings next to each other. A Nike spokesman declined Wednesday to clarify what the maps show or to define "auxiliary space."
- A 412,000-square-foot office building north of the Tiger Woods and Jerry Rice buildings.
- A 500-space underground parking garage would be built under the two office buildings.
- A 1,300 to 1,400-space parking garage that would include about 50,000 square feet of accessory space and a utility plant. This would be built on top of the space now occupied by a 447-space surface parking lot east of the campus' Walker Road entrance.
- An 1,100-space parking garage adjacent to Murray Boulevard and built on the site of an existing surface parking lot.
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