Seattle Weekly – Jun 24 2014
“The other reason this is a major ideal scenario for us is that we’re in a tower with all these other nonprofits,” Karch says. Such is the rescue plan for Pacific Tower, dreamed up largely by legislator Frank Chopp. To avoid the tower being sold off for condos, Chopp promoted the idea of an “innovation tower” filled with health-care-oriented organizations that have a potential to work together. Seattle Central College will be one of its biggest tenants, and will soon move its nursing and dental-hygiene programs, among others, into the building.