WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: Demolition to start next month at ex-and-future PCC site

Wondering what’s going on with the past and future PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) site at 2749 California SW in Admiral, with building demolition yet to begin, two months after the store closed? A reader called us Friday, saying she was concerned about camping and trash outside the shuttered store. We checked the city permit files, and the demolition permit – applied for in January – is listed as in “reviews completed” stage. We also sent an inquiry to the site’s owner, Madison Development Group, which plans to build a mixed-use building with 112 apartments and a new PCC store. Then this morning, we went by the site, but didn’t see any sign of what the reader had mentioned. And today we received a reply from a PCC spokesperson, who said the inquiry had been forwarded to them by the developer: “Our team is visiting the site regularly until we hand the property off to MDG in mid-August. We also noticed the camp and took steps to clean up the area and tape off all entryways. We’ll be closely watching to ensure no one sets up there again. The plans are to demolish the building in mid-August to begin construction.”

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: Demolition to start next month at ex-and-future PCC site"

  • NW July 30, 2017 (8:43 am)

    Besides people using this location for shelter while it is empty of construction materials my question to you all is the established plants along the east side of the building along California Ave and those also in the parking strip along sw Stevens st to the south are all those to just be forgotten and hauled away? Who is interested in reaching out to the current owners and saving them? 

    • SWinWS July 30, 2017 (3:40 pm)

      I was also wondering if they were planning on salvaging some of the materials from demolition? Including: the wood siding, railings, and patio garage doors/windows.

    • Matt July 30, 2017 (8:09 pm)

      Street trees generally will have solid protection built around them during construction. 

      Demolition debris gets sorted by material, believe it or not, and is then recycled. 

      PCC has a long history of enforcing above average sustainable building standards, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see the replacement building meet LEED gold or platinum standards. 

  • Curate July 31, 2017 (10:42 pm)

    I actually called the PCC main office last week to ask about the beautiful plantings around the building and parking lot. They said that they have plans firmly in place with a landscaper to come and remove the plants before (or right when) the demolition is about to happen. I hope the timing works and they are able to salvage some of those lovelies.

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