C onstruction on the Fred Meyer at Maple Valley Town Square is ahead of schedule, and the hiring process is underway.
The Oregon-based company, looking for 250 employees to fill a variety of positions in Maple Valley, is accepting applications now and plans to do most of the hiring in early April, says Fred Meyer spokeswoman Melinda Merrill.
The original opening date in early June has been moved ahead two weeks to Thursday, May 24.
“The general contractor will be able to get it done by that date, so no sense waiting,” Merrill says.
The store hopes to install a fueling station nearby but hasn’t worked out all the zoning details with Maple Valley.
Merrill confirms that store construction will meet LEED certification standards — requirements that show a building is built “green” to be energy efficient and sustainable.
“We remodeled a store in Portland to Silver LEED a few years ago. We have taken what we learned there and applied it to all our remodels and new stores since,” Merrill says.
For example, a portion of the parking lot will be made with pervious asphalt, which allows rainwater to pass through to the ground. This helps keep excess stormwater — and the pollution it carries — out of waterways.
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