Located within both Seattle’s International Special Review District and the National Register Chinatown Historic District, the original 1928 Publix Hotel was a rooming house for workers employed at Rainier Heat & Power Company. CLARK / BARNES provided architectural, historic preservation, and interior design services to restore this historic hotel building and create a new, complementary addition. The Publix redevelopment project includes 125 market-rate apartments, with 12,000 SF of ground-floor retail and 28 parking stalls.
CLARK / BARNES submitted a Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application to the Washington State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service, as well as an application to the King County Special Property Tax Valuation, and was able to freeze the property tax at its pre-renovation rate.
The Publix + Warehouse has been recognized with many architectural awards, including the 2017 NAIOP Award for Best Redevelopment/Renovation, Historic Seattle’s 2017 Preservation Award for Best Rehabilitation, and Washington State Department of Archeology SHPO Award for Outstanding Historic Building Rehabilitation.