Developer Tarragon broke ground today on an 80,000-square-foot mixed-use building at its ambitious Kent Station development in downtown...

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Developer Tarragon broke ground today on an 80,000-square-foot mixed-use building at its ambitious Kent Station development in downtown Kent.

The four-story building will include ground-floor retail, office space and two floors of classrooms for Green River Community College, tripling the size of the school’s branch campus at Kent Station.

Tarragon said the new building should be finished next June.

Kent Station is a 470,000-square-foot project that Tarragon calls an “open-air urban village.” About 240,000 square feet, including shops, restaurants and movie theaters, already has been built.