Snohomish County PUD recently broke ground on its newest community office project. The new North County Community Office will be located along 59th Ave., in Arlington, across the street from the Arlington Airport.
Construction is slated to take 18 months and the new office building and operations center should be available for customers and PUD staff by mid-2024.
The North County Community Office complex will include a two-story, 28,900-square-foot office building, which will include a customer service lobby and publicly available conference and auditorium space. A 12,000-square-foot warehouse will sit east of the office building and include a loading dock and crew facilities. There will also be seven electric vehicle charging stations available for the public.
The buildings on the site have been designed and will be constructed to LEED Gold Standard. A photovoltaic system designed to produce at least 52,000 kilowatt-hours annually will be installed on the roof, and the building envelop was designed for optimal thermal performance and reduced air infiltration.
The new North County Community Office will replace the PUD’s aging Arlington and Stanwood community offices, which were both built in the 1950s.
The PUD has contracted with Faber Construction, of Lynden, to complete site construction.
The North County Community Office will be connected to the PUD’s Arlington Microgrid project, which was completed earlier this year. That connection will allow the microgrid’s solar array and battery storage to power the new office building and operations center during a storm or natural disaster that affects the overall grid.