The Publix Hotel in the International District was a home for low-income residents from 1928 until it closed its doors in 2003. Grocery chain (and building owner) Uwajimaya announced last year that they were shuttering the building to remaking it into market-rate apartments. Our first look at the new & improved Publix has been released as well as info on what potential tenants can expect inside.
The project includes the historic renovation/preservation of The Publix, and the renovation/addition of the connected warehouse, to combine them into a single mixed-use building. The project will consist of 125 market rate apartments and will offer residential amenities including bike storage, a fitness center, and an outdoor courtyard. At the roof level, there will be community rooms complete with kitchens for entertaining, a dog yard, an exterior deck with gas grills, and 360 degree views of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound. The street level will provide a mix of restaurant and retail opportunities located off of a centralized courtyard. The renovation will preserve the character and history of the existing spaces.