Late-night followup file: Fauntleroy Place status

For everyone who wonders when construction will finally start on Fauntleroy Place, aka “the Whole Foods development” at the current east-of-Junction site of Schuck’s/Hancock Fabrics, we check in periodically with its developer, BlueStar Management. Today, BlueStar’s Eric Radovich told WSB it’s looking now like groundbreaking will be in “late April or early May” — a little later than last estimate — “due to a handful of minor details being wrapped up this month.”

10 Replies to "Late-night followup file: Fauntleroy Place status"

  • B March 4, 2008 (11:03 pm)

    My wife and I live right behind this project and are meeting with the developers tomorrow. We’ll be sure to share our findings!

  • KT March 5, 2008 (9:03 am)

    As the economy tanks, anyone else really beginning to wonder if this will happen? Sure seems like a record setting amount of time (long) from announcement to groundbreaking.

  • JenV March 5, 2008 (12:37 pm)

    boy that is one big, ugly development. sigh. not like Shucks/Hancock is any prize…but still. say buh-bye to WS Bowl parking!

  • I AM A LOSER March 5, 2008 (1:23 pm)

    i can’t wait to pay $4.25 a pound for some small Roma tomatoes.

  • MNGirl March 5, 2008 (1:39 pm)

    I would love to know where Hancock’s is going to go during the building phase. It’s not the best fabric store around but it’s ours and the only one… maybe you could check this out for us. My understanding is that they actually own part or all of the land…???

  • B March 5, 2008 (2:31 pm)

    Hancock is going away until the project is complete. They actually have a larger spot in the new buildling.

  • ALS March 5, 2008 (4:18 pm)

    While I wouldn’t do my regular grocery shopping at Whole Paycheck… er, Whole Foods, I do love the store for special occasion items and healthy snacks. But for all you haters, this new development, if it becomes a reality, is going to be a massive improvement to a real eyesore of an intersection – which is sadly, one of the first impressions people have of West Seattle. Don’t complain – it’ll probably make your property value go up. :)

  • MNGirl March 5, 2008 (4:34 pm)

    At one point Hancock was looking for some other space to occupy while the new one is being built. Doesn’t sound like they have found it.

  • old timer March 5, 2008 (8:32 pm)

    We’ve had enough property appreciation, thank you.

  • B March 6, 2008 (1:19 pm)

    Met with the poject manager last night. They are going to break ground no later than May. The design has changed slightly too and the apparments are a lot more attractive. There are also two very large public areas that will be kind of nice.

    While we are not trilled to be loosing our view, out our livingroom window, I can say that the buildling does appear to be very well designed and thought out. They are also putting all the electrical wires underground which will be a huge improvement because right now they cut right through our field of vision.
    Yes, property value will go up. Whole Foods actually has a study that proves that when they put in a store the value of the surrounding area goes up. I’m sure the development is a big change for those who have lived here a long time, but for some of us newcomers it’s nice to see.


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