News and Announcements

Union Square Coronavirus Update

We have updated our latest Coronavirus communication to include the most current King County COVID-19 protocols.  Please continue to wear a mask in the common areas of the building if you are not vaccinated.  Please defer to your company’s policies for your leased premises.  

Please click on the link below for a downloadable PDF version of the communication

Coronavirus Update June 2021

July Musicians at Union Square

Union Square is excited to announce the following upcoming musicians for the month of July in Two Union from 11:30am – 1:30pm.

 

Friday, July 2:          Aleida Gehrels

Monday, July 5:       Bradford King

Friday, July 9:          Kareem Kandi

Monday, July 12:     Fleur Jack

Friday, July 16:        Leah T

Monday, July 19:     Ben Mish

Friday, July 23:        Drea Marilyn

Monday, July 26:     Gretchen Yanover

Friday, July 30:        Billy Brandt

 

Beekeeping at Union Square

Union Square is taking thousands of bees under its wing! We’re proud to take part in the movement for a more eco-conscious city by installing a beehive in our courtyard starting this spring. Our thousands of “new colleagues” will pollinate the urban flora that surrounds us during the summer and at the end of the season, we’ll harvest their honey and share it with our community!

Whether you’re wondering about urban beekeeping, our hive project, honeybees, concerned about stings – you name it! – we will be hosting a virtual webinar with our dedicated urban beekeeper to answer all of your questions. Join us on Thursday, May 6th at 12:00pm via Google Meet to learn all about our fun and exciting project!

You can also stay up to date on everything happening with our beehive by visiting Union Square’s My Hive website or following Union Square on Instagram @UnionSquareSeattle

We look forward to seeing you!

Fitness Center and Shower Room Reopening

In an effort to keep our tenants safe, we closed the Union Square amenities at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the conference center, locker rooms, and fitness center. Taking into consideration that King County has moved to Phase 3 of Washington State’s Coronavirus response, we plan to reopen the fitness center with safety precautions in place. Beginning Monday, April 19th at 5:00 am, we will reopen the fitness center and locker rooms under the guidelines outlined below. We ask that you carefully review the following and share with your respective staff:

Fitness Center:

  • Masks must be worn at all times (unless showering or actively drinking water)
  • No more than 12 people allowed at a time. This includes people using fitness center and showers/restrooms
  • No more than three people allowed in the showers/restroom area at a time
  • Only two showers to be used at a time (we will indicate which stalls remain open)
  • Certain equipment will be removed and/or off limits to ensure proper distancing
  • Disinfecting wipes will be available. Please wipe down all equipment after each use

Shower/Locker Rooms:

  • No more than three people allowed at a time
  • Only two showers to be used at a time

In order to maintain thorough cleaning of the facility, we will also be modifying the operating hours. Fitness Center will be open Monday – Friday from 5:00am – 9:00pm. Should you wish to reinstate your access, please send an email to Tenant Services at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com. Whether you are an existing or new fitness center/shower room member, you will be required to submit a Fitness Center Registration form reflecting updated COVID protocols along with updated payment information. In order to complete the registration form, please click on the Fitness Center Registration tab.

If at any point guests are unable to comply with the new regulations, we reserve the right to close the fitness center until we feel it is again safe to do so. Thank you for partnering with us as we move into this next phase of our efforts to keep Union Square healthy and work together as a community in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 or email unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

Musicians At Union Square Are Back!

Union Square is excited to announce that the following artists will be performing at the property from 11:30am – 1:30pm on the following dates:

Monday, April 12, 2021:  Bradford King

Friday, April 16, 2021:  Gretchen Yanover

Monday, April 19, 2021:  Dave Harmonson

Friday, April 23, 2021:  Judd Wasserman

Monday, April 26, 2021:  Toby Brady

Friday, April 30, 2021:  Kareem Kandi

Partial Closure of Seventh Avenue- Garage Detour

Please note that beginning next Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be temporarily closing 7th Avenue from Union Street to the Garage Entrance/Exit from 8:00am-3:00pm daily as part of their sidewalk improvements at the 7th Avenue and Union Street intersection.  UPDATE 4/12/21: They anticipate the work to be complete by the end of April.

During these hours, access to the parking garage will still be available via University Street.  See below for clarification.  The green arrows indicate access to the garage, blue indicates exiting the garage.  There will also be signage in place regarding detour routes.

Green = Access to Garage
Blue= Exit Routes
Red= Closed Area

Please notify any of your clients or employees that may be affected by this temporary closure.  Please feel free to contact Tenant Services with any questions at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

Two Union Square Courtyard Renovation

Washington Holdings is excited to announce the beginning of our renovation of the Two Union Square Courtyard! In the next couple of weeks, you will begin to see our contractor, Abbott Construction, mobilize on the third level.

This renovation will focus on replacement of aging roof membranes across the three levels of our beautiful outdoor areas. In addition to addressing aging components of the courtyard, we will strive to preserve mature landscaping as well as provide enhanced spaces to gather outdoors.

Estimated Timeline:

Level 3: Winter to Summer 2021
Level 2: Spring to Fall 2021
Level 1: Fall 2021 to Spring 2022

Some routes in and out of the buildings may be impacted during construction. To assist you, wayfinding signs will be posted at impacted areas through the duration of the project.  In addition, regular updates will be posted to www.unionsquareseattletenant.com. Please feel free to contact Aaron Blankers if you have any questions or concerns at ablankers@waholdings.com or 206.613.5331.

2021 Building Observed Holiday Schedule

One and Two Union Square will be closed on legal holidays generally observed in the State of Washington.  Listed below are the legal holiday dates that will be observed for the calendar year 2021.

2021

New Year’s Day January 1, 2021 Friday
Memorial Day May 31, 2021 Monday
Independence Day (observed) July 5, 2021 Monday
Labor Day September 6, 2021 Monday
Thanksgiving Day* November 25, 2021 Thursday
Christmas Day (observed) December 24, 2021 Friday
New Year’s Day (observed) December 31, 2021 Friday

*The building will be open the day after Thanksgiving, but Tenant Services and R&M will not be on-site.

When the buildings are closed in observance of holidays:

  • Access to the building is available with the use of an after-hours access card.
  • Janitorial services will not be provided.
  • Heating and air conditioning systems are not operated unless prior arrangements have been made for overtime service.  Forms for requesting overtime service are available in the tenant handbook, at www.unionsquareseattletenant.com or by contacting Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 during business hours.
  • Tenant Requests/Services:  Tenant Services will be closed the day of the observed holiday.  For emergency assistance, please contact the Security Desk at 206.613.5333 they are available 24×7.

For further information regarding holiday observance, please contact Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 or unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.