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Luna apartments—and the new PCC—break ground in West Seattle

Studio and one-bedroom apartments will sit atop the grocery store’s new digs

Courtesy of Madison Development Group

The West Seattle PCC—previously a single-story building with a large surface parking lot—is sprouting up into a four-story building. The Luna, a mixed-use development by Madison Development Group, broke ground on the site today. The store has been closed since the late spring to prepare for construction.

When finished, the project will include a new home for the grocery store, plus three floors of apartments above.

The building’s 108 units will be studio and one-bedroom apartments. While the project didn’t start in time for participation in mandatory housing affordability—West Seattle won’t be included until later this year at the earliest—27 of those units will be priced for those making between 50 and 80 percent of the area median income through the Multifamily Tax Exemption program. (For a single person, that’s between $33,600 and $50,400 per year, or $840 to $1,350 per month including utilities.)

Like many newer apartment buildings in the area, a rooftop terrace will be part of the development. Hewitt is the architect on the project, with interiors by Two 9 Design.

The retail space, which will be PCC’s new West Seattle home, is 25,000 square feet on the ground floor. 30 of the grocery store’s surface parking spots will be preserved, with 131 more added below-grade, according to city filings about the project.

Graham Baba is the lead architect on the PCC redevelopment, as well as other PCC projects in Burien, Madison Valley, and Ballard.

Madison has developed two other projects in the neighborhood, including Spruce, the mixed-use project near the Junction that houses LA Fitness. Other Seattle projects include Capitol Hill’s Excelsior, the Safeway and apartments above at 23rd and Madison, and 229 Queen Anne in—you guessed it—Queen Anne.

The building and the new PCC are both scheduled to open by late summer 2019.