The groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-use project, future home of Whole Foods and and hundreds of apartments called the Whittaker was held on Nov. 13 on the site at Fauntleroy Way SW and Alaska Street SW with community members, and the project's namesake in attendance.
When complete in 2015 the 68,617 SF mixed use development will be anchored by Whole Foods with 276 on-site parking stalls designated for retail. The West Seattle Triangle that this site is part of has been growing by over 3.2% since 2010 within 2-miles and mid-rise residential developments are under construction or planned that will continue to spur growth in the area.
It is expected to generate 1,000 construction jobs during development along with 400 new retail jobs.
Speaking at the ceremony were Tee Ayer, lead store designer for Whole Foods Brad Reisinger, president of Lennar Multifamily Communities, Lance Sherwood, Senior Development Manager at Weingarten Realty Investors, Whittaker's wife, Dianne Roberts, Jim Whittaker, Brad Reisinger, president of Lennar Multifamily Communities, and Nancy Woodland, President of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.More ›