Existing 25,000 Sq. Ft. Store to Expand to Meet Community Needs; 3-4 Stories of Multi-Family Housing Slated to be Added Above
Seattle, WA – June 28, 2017 — Popular supermarket chain Safeway (www.safeway.com) today announced plans to redevelop its upper Queen Anne grocery store, including doubling the store’s existing 25,000 sq. ft. footprint and adding multi-family housing above. The project design will focus on neighborhood integration, and enhancing the street-level character of the Queen Anne Avenue location.
Located at 2100 Queen Anne Ave. N. in Seattle’s upper Queen Anne neighborhood, the project will feature a new 50,000 sq. ft. store designed to provide an updated look and feel with expanded departments within the store, and a larger selection of the fresh, local and organic products to meet customer needs. Local firm Holland Partner Group has been selected as the project developer.
“Our upper Queen Anne store opened on this very location fifty-five years ago—and we’ve focused on providing the best quality and selection to meet the needs of our Queen Anne customers ever since,” said Karl Schroeder, Safeway’s Seattle Division President.
“We love being a part of this neighborhood. Since 1962 the store has undergone several significant remodels that were limited to our current space constraints. We are now committed to pursuing a redevelopment plan well-suited to both our neighbors and the location,” continued Schroeder. “We know how important this store redevelopment will be to the neighborhood and are taking a thoughtful approach to building design and materials.”
The expanded Safeway store will offer more premium elements tailored to the Northwest, while addressing current size constraints that have resulted in a crowded store during peak hours and a limited ability to offer full product selections.
The development includes plans to add four-stories of multi-family housing above the grocery store. The team will start the entitlement process this summer and anticipates beginning construction in the fall of 2018. Ankrom Moisan is the project architect and other members of the design team will be added soon.
About Albertson’s Companies
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. Albertson’s operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well- known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.
About Holland Partner Group
Holland Partner Group (HPG) is fully-integrated real estate investment company focused on development, redevelopment, multi-family and mixed-use asset investments. Based in Vancouver, Wash., the firm accomplishes its investment objectives through five integrated companies—including development, construction, acquisition, redevelopment and management arms. Learn more at https://www.hollandpartnergroup.com.