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University relocation to bring students to Belltown

City University of Seattle will move from Bellevue to the Sixth and Wall building in Belltown next January. The new headquarters for the university has been vacant for more than four years. It was once the home building for Group Health and before that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer was housed in the full same area. City University will lease two of the buildings floors, totaling 88,000 square feet and three floors. The move to the new location will take place next year. A total of about 3,500 students will attend classes at the new site. In addition, 200 employees will work at the new home of the university. The new site will have a library, classrooms, and other rooms for neighborhood and students on the first floor. Staff members will work on the second. Owned by Sabey Corporation of Tukwila, nothing has been located there since 2007 when Group Health moved to South Lake Union. The nonprofit University has been located in its current Bellevue location since 1982. It was said the decision was made to move to Belltown partially because the new site will no longer be a long distance from the apartments and homes of urban students in the area. Before decision to move to the new site was made, another site in the PacMed building on Beacon Hill was also considered. That site is the former home Amazon.com Hall said after those in charge visited both sites, the Belltown location was chosen. Students toured both buildings to help the decision making process. City University offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in education, general studies, management, and other areas. Some classrooms will be maintained in Bellevue, according to Tarsi Hall. The second floor of the new building will have academic support staff members and administrative offices. The site will also have classrooms and state of the art facilities for teachers. The addition of the school to the Belltown area is certain to have a great impact on the area. Considering a few thousand more students will be in the area consistently will have a positive effect restaurants and shops in the area.