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February 14, 2013

Latitude Development and Franciscan Health System Break Ground on New Franciscan Medical Pavilion in Auburn

Latitude Development, LLC and Franciscan Health System are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of a new, two-story, 38,000-square-foot, mixed-use building, the Franciscan Medical Pavilion – Auburn. The Pavilion is located at 205 10th Street NE in Auburn, Washington. Franciscan Health System will be the anchor tenant and has pre-leased 21,000 square feet. The project is expected to be complete and ready for occupancy in October 2013. Franciscan anticipates welcoming patients beginning in November.

The new facility will feature a Franciscan primary care practice with extended hours, lab, retail pharmacy, and specialty physicians in cardiology, vascular surgery, endocrinology and general surgery. Franciscan Medical Group is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Puget Sound with more than 100 clinics located in south King, Pierce and south Kitsap counties.

“We are very pleased to provide families in the growing Auburn area with a broad array of high-quality services as we fulfill our mission to create healthier communities,” said Stephen Spare, MD, president and chief medical officer for Franciscan Medical Group. “This new facility will help us improve access and make it easier to get expert health care close to home.”

Donovan Brothers, Inc. is the General Contractor for the project. Jon Graves Architects and Planners, PLLC is the project architect. Don Whittles, Tim Weber and Jeremiah Durr from First Western Properties are the listing agents. Bruce Valentine and Denise Davis from Neil Walter represented Franciscan Health System in the transaction. Franciscan selected Collins-Woerman architects for tenant improvements.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to provide Franciscan Health System with a state-of-the-art, new medical facility to expand their mission in the Auburn community,” said Dave Kessler, principal with Latitude Development, LLC.

Based in Auburn, Washington, Latitude Development, LLC is a full-service development company specializing in office, retail and industrial properties. Latitude’s expertise includes land acquisition, entitlements, design, construction, financing, leasing and marketing, both for their own account and for third parties. Founded in 2001, Latitude has completed numerous ground-up development projects across the Puget Sound region.

Franciscan Health System includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, Franciscan Medical Group clinics and providers in Pierce, King and Kitsap counties; and the Franciscan Foundation. Its services include 24-hour emergency and trauma care, critical care, heart and vascular services, cancer care, inpatient medical and surgical care, dialysis, orthopedics, neurosciences, birth centers, imaging services, outpatient surgery, inpatient and in-home hospice care. Franciscan has approximately 8,300 employees. Its medical staff includes about 1,400 physicians and other professional providers.

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