The Whittaker needs your support in the next step toward completion!
Planned at the corner of Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Alaska St. in West Seattle, The Whittaker is an important transit-oriented project that will vastly improve walkability and the pedestrian experience in the emerging Triangle neighborhood. For many in the community, it will also represent the culmination of a very long wait for a proposed Whole Foods Market!
The Whittaker’s design strives to celebrate Pacific Northwest living and our community’s relationship to the natural world. With a structure founded in the classic, timeless style of mid-century modern design, the project is embellished with many outdoor inspired finishes and natural materials such as wood planking, stone accents, unique water features and comfortable open-air gathering spaces to promote a shared environment that is uniquely West Seattle. The Whittaker’s redevelopment of this blighted area will transform the West Seattle Triangle into a thriving, pedestrian-friendly, business and residential district.
March 2014, City Council Hearing (Video)
KIRO7 News (Video)
Neighborhood improvements and project highlights:
- New, attractive gateway to West Seattle
- Widened and landscaped public sidewalks along Fauntleroy and Alaska
- New signaled pedestrian crosswalk at Fauntleroy and Alaska
- Increased on-street parking and new bus pull-out
- 5,000 square feet of public, open gathering spaces with seating amid artwork, water features, and rain garden
- 389 apartment homes and 600 parking stalls
- 60,000 square feet of retail space featuring a mix of local shops and anchor tenant, Whole Foods Market
In addition to advancing the aesthetic appeal and infrastructure of the West Seattle Triangle, The Whittaker is expected to create close to 400 permanent retail and service jobs when it is completed.
As an active community member and owner of active West Seattle small businesses, I applaud the thoughtful work that has gone into the design and naming of The Whittaker project in West Seattle. Creating density around busy car and transit streets (like Fauntleroy) help all businesses bring more people into their stores. This is an iconic corner and I’m glad to see we’re following the West Seattle Triangle Plan and creating a truly special building for our neighborhood. –Greg Whittaker, Owner, Mountain to Sound Outfitters and Alki Kayak Tours and West Seattle resident (no relation to Jim Whittaker)
As a West Seattle resident and owner of Ma’Ono Restaurant in the Alaska Junction, I support projects in our neighborhood that have great design and build community. The Whittaker does just that. It will also bring West Seattle its first Whole Foods – a business that shares my passion for locally-sourced, healthy food. Join me in support of this iconic project. –Mark Fuller, Executive Chef & Owner, Ma’Ono Restaurant and West Seattle resident
I’ve made my home here in West Seattle, and see the continued growth of the community as a great thing. This project is a big step in the right direction for our residents and businesses, and will bring much-needed improvement to an up-and-coming area. –Richard Walker, West Seattle Resident
West Seattle has been my lifelong home and I support this project because it offers others the opportunity to live and work within our own community and contribute to the unique way of life that is special to me and my family. — Kathy Jones, West Seattle Resident, Retired Middle School Teacher