Columbia City project gets key approval
Six-story project would have 193 apartments and perhaps a PCC market.
Seattle city planners have approved Seattle developer Security Properties' proposed retail and apartment complex in Columbia City at Rainier Avenue South and South Edmunds Street.
The six-story project, on the 1.5-acre site of a former grocery, would have 193 apartments atop 36,000 square feet of retail space, with PCC Natural Markets tentatively lined up as the anchor tenant. Parking for 270 cars would be provided.
Since the property is in the Columbia City Landmark District, the project still needs the approval of the city's Landmarks Preservation Board.
Security Properties is buying the property from HAL Real Estate, whose previous proposal for a larger complex was deemed incompatible by historic-preservation officials.