Downtown’s premier shopping center unveils major milestone in multi-million-dollar redevelopment with second, Amazon-facing entrance at Seventh Avenue and Olive Way
The Pacific Place redevelopment hits a major milestone today with the unveiling of it’s new, South Lake Union-facing entrance at Seventh Avenue and Olive Way. The two-story, Gensler-designed entry opens the northeast corner of the center to the new tech neighborhood to the north. This grand entrance will connect to the atrium and the existing Pine Street entry which will become a two-story, street level entrance with a new glass façade.
“The vision throughout the development has been open up the center to the street,” said Daniel Meyers, senior vice president, project management at Madison Marquette, who is spearheading the project for the developer. “The opening of the new entrance – which will ultimately allow for a full intersection of the city block and welcome Seattle to linger, dine and shop – is a major milestone in actualizing this mission.”
The Northwest contemporary design weaves the quintessential natural elements of the Pacific Northwest in an abstract manner. Elements such as the Cascade Mountains were an inspiration for the design of the 2 ½ story glass corner entrances. Modern lighting and interior design, including a grand curved wood wall take influence from the rain, forest and the Puget Sound. The new entrance also welcomes guests inside with a 24-foot tall LED screen depicting images of the Northwest and representations from local artists Claude Phaedrus @Claude206 , Chelsey Scheffe @ChelseyScheffe and Kelly Bjork @Kelly_Bjork.
As the redevelopment tracks toward a completion in early 2020, other notable design features include a living green column that stretches from level one up to level four near each elevator. The atrium has always been illuminated but now opens-up and further connects to the Concourse level making it a now five-story atrium. The vibrant gathering place atrium will also be home to a new sculptural art installation by Northwest Artist Susan Zoccola (coming spring 2020). Pacific Place’s new modern design marries with the natural elements to create a contemporary urban retail and dining environment.
The leasing team is also busy filling the new spaces with a dynamic and interactive mix of tenants. lululemon athletica, will open a new, larger retail store in January, located on level one, leading to the new entrance at Seventh Avenue and Olive Way. The shopping center will also continue its active pop-up store program, including Bezel & Kiln, Simply Seattle, and Wishes Toys & Games. Seattle’s 8,408 square foot HaiDiLao location will open early spring 2020 on the third floor of Pacific Place, adjacent to the skybridge to the Nordstrom Flagship store. New tenants are anticipated to be announced soon, as leases are signed. The center’s current retailers include Din Tai Fung, Kate Spade New York, Tiffany & Co., Trophy Cupcakes and more.
About Pacific Place
A premier five-story shopping center in downtown Seattle, Pacific Place occupies an entire city block at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Pine Street. The center, which recently celebrated its 21st anniversary as one of Seattle’s most important can’t-miss shopping, dining and entertainment destinations is owned and managed by Madison Marquette, a leading real estate investor, developer and service provider. For more information, visit the center’s website at pacificplaceseattle.com and follow Pacific Place on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Keep up with redevelopment news @PacificPlaceRedevelopment.