Location

Connect at The Crossroads

Midway between the robust cities of Seattle and Portland lies Grand Mound, the gateway to Washington’s Pacific Ocean beaches and the perfect stopover on I-5. It’s located at the intersection of I-5, US Highway 12, and Old Highway 99, all main arteries of Washington State. Grand Mound’s location allows for tourists and commuters to easily pull off the road and rest before continuing their trip back to the city.

Established Amenities

Leading national brands and franchises have proven the business case for locating at the Crossroads. Travelers are already filling up with food and fuel at the Crossroads, and with a new 200+ room hotel breaking ground in 2015 the opportunity is improving for establishments to provide diversity for visitors and locals. Several quick-service locations have built locations on their newest prototypes, offering both vehicle- and pedestrian-friendly access.

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Eager Employees

With three metro areas: Olympia, Centralia, and Chehalis, all within commuting distance, an able workforce is well within reach. Four major colleges in the area contribute to a wide range of technical and skilled staff from entry-level to seasoned professionals.

Quick Facts

  • More than 55,000 Interstate and 19,000 highway vehicles pass
  • $100 milliion development at Great Wolf Lodge with 340 hotel rooms and 15,000 square feet of conference space 1 mile away
  • located in one of the fastest growing counties in Washington State
  • Commuter hotspot for Centralia, Chehalis, Rochester, and Olympia workers
  • Great Wolf Lodge is one of the largest regional employers

Nearby Amenities

  • Starbucks
  • Jack in the Box
  • McDonald’s
  • DQ Grill & Chill
  • Shell
  • AMPM
  • Figaro’s Pizza
  • Chevron
  • The Grill
  • Burger Claim
  • True Value Hardware
  • Great Wolf Lodge
    • Pizza Hut
    • Grizzly Rob’s Bar
    • Elements Spa
    • Loose Moose Cottage
    • Hungry as a Wolf

Perfect Stopover

For drivers on the I-5 corridor, The Crossroads is an attractive location to exit the freeway. With easy on and off access, close proximity to the freeway exit, easy to find amenities, and uncluttered views of signage, there are few other options for development in the state of Washington that rival The Crossroads at Grand Mound.

Local Hangout

The Crossroads at Grand Mound is ready to serve a local population with a growing household income. Chehalis Tribal Enterprises is the one of the region’s largest employers – with the Great Wolf Lodge and Lucky Eagle Casino providing family wage jobs. Locals are seeking dining and retail opportunities that meet their needs, as well as serving visitors that are staying overnight or enjoying local entertainment options.

Transportation Improvements

Washington State has spent nearly $400 million improving the Interstate 5 corridor and local interchanges in recent years. Locating at The Crossroads at Grand Mound provides convenient access, visibility, and exposure to more than 50,000 daily vehicles on I-5.

Interchange

Recent upgrades to Interstate 5 and the Highway 12 interchange mean improved visibility for signage, better traffic flow, and a better exit experience for interstate visitors. Rather than traditional loop ramps, the exits at Grand Mound are straight paths that give Interstate drivers a clear sightline to the Crossroads when exiting the freeway. With no services located to the east – visitors stopping for gas, heading to Great Wolf Lodge, or traveling to Ocean Beaches will want to stop by the Crossroads.

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Poised to Grow

The Crossroads is the cornerstone for planned development in South Thurston County over the next decade. Because Grand Mound is 1 of 8 designated urban growth areas in Thurston County, the county will continue to support development, utility infrastructure, and transportation improvements.

Some of these infrastructure investments are already in place. Reliable local water is provided by the Grand Mound Water System. The system is sized to deliver nearly double the current capacity and has been significantly upgraded to provide service to the Great Wolf Lodge. These improvements mean affordable and reliable utility service for tenants at the Crossroads.

Electric service is provided by Puget Sound Energy. Commercial waste pickup is in place and tipping fees are significantly lower than surrounding urban areas.