There’s a new destination on NE Broadway: New Seasons is coming to NE 32nd Avenue adjacent to I-84. This will be an interesting place to build in adequate and safe bike access. The bike boulevard on NE Tillamook is just a few blocks north; and the intersections of NE Broadway and 32nd/33rd aren’t exactly the most pleasant places to ride. Hopefully the new store will come with some surface street improvements, because you know a ton of people will be biking to the new store.
Check out the big announcement below…
New Seasons Market Announces Plans to Anchor Grant Park Village
The local grocer’s commitment helps jump-start the revitalization of the reclaimed brownfield.
PORTLAND, Ore. – September 19, 2012 – Locally owned and operated New Seasons Market today announced that it will open a neighborhood grocery store at Northeast Broadway and 32rd Avenue in the planned Grant Park Village, a new mixed-use project being developed by Portland-based Capstone Partners LLC. The vibrant 34,500 square foot store will serve as the anchor retail tenant and will be part of the project’s first phase, which also includes apartment units and structured parking.
“With each new store we have an opportunity to further build our regional food economy, create new jobs with great healthcare benefits and enhance our community partnerships,” said Lisa Sedlar, President and CEO of New Seasons Market. “This is an ideal site for us, as it sits at the intersection of great neighborhoods, schools, parks, bike routes and transit, and it will be a perfect complement to our Concordia and Hawthorne stores.”
Slated to open in the fall of 2014, this store will bring approximately 150 new jobs to the area, with New Seasons Market recruiting from the immediate community for local, friendly staff who know and understand the neighborhood best. The company will also use the coming months to design a store that is tailored to this community. Neighbors can count on aisles stocked with everyday staples and specialty items, with more than one-third of New Seasons Market’s products sourced from Northwest farmers, food producers and entrepreneurs. An ever-changing selection of entrées and side dishes cooked from scratch by an in-store chef will provide easy meal solutions inspired by the season’s freshest ingredients. Homemade soups, Farm Plate Specials, a made-to-order stir-fry station, a full deli, and a self-serve salad bar make New Seasons Market a healthy and convenient resource for busy families.
“We’re delighted to welcome New Seasons Market to Grant Park Village. We believe their presence will help catalyze this key location, which stands at the gateway to historic neighborhoods in every direction and the Broadway retail corridor. Our vision for the project is a lively, mixed-use urban village that recalls and honors its century-long industrial heritage,” said Jeff Sackett, a principal with Capstone Partners LLC.
About New Seasons Market
Founded by three Northwest families more than 12 years ago, New Seasons Market is proud to be home grown and locally owned and operated. With more than 2,300 employees and 12 stores throughout the Portland-Vancouver area, New Seasons Market is also one of the region’s largest private employers and was recently rated one of Oregon’s Top 100 Companies to Work For by Oregon Business Magazine.
Giving back to the community is a core value and part of New Season Market’s culture, demonstrated by the company’s commitment to giving 10 percent of its after-tax profits to hundreds of nonprofit organizations that work to end hunger, educate youth and protect the environment. In 2011 alone, the company donated to over 800 local nonprofits and community organizations.
About Capstone Partners LLC
Capstone Partners LLC (www.capstone-partners.com) was founded in 2002 as a real estate development, investment, and advisory firm with offices in Portland and Seattle and a geographic focus on those markets. Capstone specializes in retail, multi-family, office, medical and industrial property types. Capstone principals are deeply committed to community service in the local Portland area.
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Is it going on the SW corner?
Yes that intersection SUCKS. Not sure though how New Seasons would have any more clout than Fernwood Middle School (I believe a child was struck in this intersection ~10 years ago) and Grant HS… it’s practically a freeway on-ramp, and people seem to treat it that way. The two (maybe one now) gas stations there certainly only fuel the fire. It’s a disaster.
Weidler is sort of a de facto bikeway there too. The intersections at 28th and 24th only let bikes continue east.
Yes, this is on the SW corner of 33rd & Broadway – where there is currently a giant ditch between Broadway and 84, with Fred Meyer just to the west.
There is already concern about this intersection handling the increased volume from the 200 or so apartments that are part of this same development, but also a high-volume store like New Seasons must add more concern. Although I am happy to see this close to my house. Hell, maybe worse traffic will convince a few more people to bike.
Cool, glad to see the food-love marching in to Sullivans Gulch.
that will take some of the shopping-by-auto pressure off the new store at Williams and Fremont.
Hopefully they’ll do better with bike parking than their Arbor Lodge and under-construction Williams store.
With the Williams store they’re just putting in 27 bike parking staples, only a few more than their Arbor Lodge store (which is itself inadequate).
Looking at the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan, there’s no planned connection to the trail at NE 33rd. What a failed opportunity! This needs to be addressed. What’s the point of building high density, mixed-use developments and not connecting them to active transportation investments?
Actually, I’m looking at the Concept Plan right now, and seeing markings for At-Grade Neighborhood Connections at 33rd and at the southwestern edge of the development zone. URL is here:
Is there a different plan you’re referring to?
that will be a nightmare to get to via bike… too much high speed automobile traffic… no bike lanes on any of the cross-streets… crossing Broadway is difficult unless you go to a major intersection and wait at a light with tons of cars…
I live three blocks away and I think I will continue to visit Grocery Outlet, Trader Joe’s, and Fred Meyer’s, all a short walk away