New PCC Store in Mixed-Use Project

PCC Natural Markets announced it will open its 10th location in late 2013 in a new mixed-use project in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood.

SEATTLE — PCC Natural Markets announced it will open its 10th location in late 2013 in a new a new mixed-use project in the Green Lake neighborhood here.

The new development will feature residential and retail space, as well as public areas and underground parking. It will include approximately 295 apartments in five stories. The new PCC will occupy about 25,000 square feet of 55,000 square feet of retail space below the residential floors. PCC is expected to employ about 130 full and part-time employees at the new store.

The new PCC will incorporate many of the environmentally-friendly features and practices of the company's Edmonds and Redmond stores, which earned LEED Platinum and LEED Gold certifications, respectively. LEED is a distinction awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council for excellence in building design and operation.

"PCC is thrilled to be part of this exciting project in such a vibrant neighborhood." said Tracy Wolpert, PCC's chief executive officer, in a statement. "We will continue to serve the greater Green Lake community from our store on Aurora Ave. N., but this new development will bring our offering of fresh, natural and organic foods to the area's central hub."