Construction continues on Weingarten’s first residential mixed-use development, The Whittaker, located in Seattle, Washington, at the intersection of SW Alaska St and Fauntleroy Way SW.
Weingarten has partnered with Lennar Multifamily Communities, which will develop and own the residential component of the buildings. The Whittaker is our first development of a residential mixed-used space from the ground up. The shopping center is named after West Seattle native Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest. He summited the mountain on May 1, 1963, even though he had run out of oxygen. He and his team were awarded the Hubbard Medal by President John F. Kennedy for their achievements.
The 87-year-old legend spoke at the groundbreaking in November 2014, expressing his reverence for the “dynamic” “base camp” of West Seattle, surrounded by forests, mountains, and the sea. “I am honored to have my name attached to this structure,” he said of The Whittaker, which incorporates outdoor amenities. Whole Foods will anchor the 64,748 SF center, which will have 276 on-site retail-designated parking stalls. Above the shopping center will be 389 luxury rental units.
Within a two-mile radius of the center is a population of 60,076 people who have an average household income of $97,184. Of these people, 60.28% are college graduates and 76.87% are white collar workers. Weingarten is working with Chinn Construction, LLC to develop the property, which is on schedule to open in 2017.