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Kirkland's Natural & Built Environments Named Finalist for County Executive's Small Business Awards

Sustainable home developer named a finalist in the Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year category.

Kirkland's Natural & Built Environments, a company that specializes in developing sustainable homes, was named a finalist for a King County Executive's Small Business Award on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Awards are given in seven categories that recognize different aspects of small business, such as rural small business or minority owned small business. This is the second year the awards will be given out.

Natural & Built Environments was named a finalist in the Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year category.

“Last year’s awards were a great way to introduce people to our diverse local economy, and this year’s awards will be even better as we showcase how small businesses create jobs in our region,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine in a press release.

130 nominations were received from 42 Award Partners – chambers of commerce, cities and business organizations across the county.

More than 250 representatives from throughout the county are expected to be in attendance when the winners are announced at the awards program on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. 

--Information from the King County Execuitve's Office.

Karen Levenson September 06, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Wait until you see an upcoming letter to editor regarding some of the financial burden that this places on cities if they give the requested concessions. $1,000,000 to $5 Million might be lost in fee-in-lieu towards providing public parking in Downtown Kirkland (based on City Council conversation that there might be 400-500 of these. This may be sustainable in the materials used, but allowing them to not supply the fee-in-lieu parking that was put into zoning code and comprehensive plan is not sustainable to the citizens. No one argues that we need the parking downtown. The Parking advisory board discussed mechanisms to perhaps fund a centrally located parking garage and I think the record shows that they thought it would run about $3 Million.

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