Jackson St between 23rd & Rainier has been undergoing a massive transformation in the last several years. First we saw the old Welch Hardware store property at 23rd get replaced by a big mixed-use building back in 2000. Then last year two big apartment complexes got started on the old Wonder Bread property and the parcel just to the west of that.
And now the last remaining piece of the old Wonder Bread complex is slated for development, including the former outlet store and current annex for the Pratt Arts Center.
The new plans call for a 6-story building with residential units, commercial space on the first floor, and two levels of underground parking. It would occupy the entire block bordered by Jackson, Main, 20th, and 19th.
A design review has been scheduled for October 15th at 6:30pm.
As a home owner on S. Main St. near PRATT Fine Arts Center, I have anxiously awaited redevelopment of the PRATT property. Add to this the planned redevelopment of the vacant property adjacent to Hidmo, and I’d expect within the next 18-24 months to see an entirely new facade at the corner of 20th/Jackson. I’d love to see local shops, a restaurant and affordable housing included in these projects in order to give the local community more reason to get out and mingle. The only thing left to do is slow traffic on 20th by installing a traffic circle or chicane at S Main St and 20th. The possibilites are unlimited! Just imagine!
Does anyone know what sorts of stores the developers are shooting for in these locations?