organic food

PCC Natural Market - Green Lake Village

Grocery store tenant improvement in the ground floor of a new mixed use building, 29280 ft2, in Seattle.  Inserting a grocery store into a mixed use building in an urban site is always a challenge.  Over 250 plumbing holes in the floor must flow down through the two level parking garage underground.  Two major cooking exhaust ducts and a dozen vents must rise up through the five apartment levels above.  A loading dock must be positioned to allow semi-trucks to maneuver inside the building.

The store design features exposed mechanicals at the ceiling, colorful walls surrounding the sales area, generous windows to allow passing pedestrians to view the food, indoor and outdoor covered seating areas, LED lighting, and a porcelain tile floor.

PCC Natural Market - Edmonds

Grocery store tenant improvement and exterior remodel, 25525 ft2, in Westgate neighborhood of Edmonds WA.  The emphasis of the store is PCC's fresh food---organic produce, nutritious deli entrees prepared on the premises, artisan cheeses, whole salmon and halibut.

The project involved extensive improvements to the existing building, including cutting 35 skylights into the roof, removing the old ceiling to expose the wood roof structure, changing the entire south facade from load bearing masonry to glass storefront, all new high efficiency equipment, and doubling the exterior wall and roof insulation. 

The eco-friendly design features LED lighting, low VOC paints and sealers, daylighting with photocell controls, integrated mechanical and refrigeration systems, use of 30% local and 35% recycled materials, and 88% waste recycled during construction, and 4500 gallon rain water harvesting.  Certified LEED CI for Retail Platinum, second ever Platinum grocery.