This two-story Whole Foods Market is the chain’s West Coast flagship store. The 76,770 SF store is supported by three levels of subterranean parking. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used by the project team to address the various challenges of the project including the tight urban site, renovation of the existing historic building and extensive excavation. Elements of the old historic building are successfully integrated with the new, resulting in a unique and different sense of style and architecture. To maximize the 1.2-acre site, the three levels of subterranean parking house more than 298 cars. Escalators and cartilators, an ideal system for transporting shopping carts similar to escalators, move shoppers conveniently through the various levels of the store. Located in a prominent community in Pasadena, near the Metro Rail Gold Line, the store provides convenience and an iconic feature for locals. The project received the Pasadena Beautiful Foundation’s Redevelopment Award and the Gold Nugget Grand Award for the Best Adaptive Re-Use Project.
- Bellevue Center – Whole Foods
OwnerBellevue Ventures, LLC
ArchitectKTGY Group, Inc.
Awards2008 Pasadena Beautiful Foundation’s Redevelopment Award 2008 Gold Nugget Grand Award for the Best Adaptive Re-Use Project