According to GeekWire, Amazon’s mysterious “Project X” could open on 15th Ave NW this year.
According to a recent report the Ballard store looks like it’s on track based to open in the near future. Last week the project received a temporary certificate of occupancy from the city, which indicates that major construction aspects of the project are finished, and that Amazon can begin to occupy the building.
The My Ballard team originally reported the news back in August when first news of the project was released.
Check out the below description of how the mysterious “Project X” officially works from the City of Seattle’s planning documents:
When placing an online order, customers will schedule a specific 15-minute to two-hour pick up window. Peak time slots will sell out, which will help manage traffic flow within the customer parking adjacent to the building.
When picking up purchased items, customers can either drive into a designated parking area with eight parking stalls where the purchased items will be delivered to their cars or they can walk into the retail area to pick up their items.
Customers will also be able to walk into the retail room to place orders on a tablet. Walk in customers will have their products delivered to them in the retail room.
A second drive-up grocery location, just south of downtown Seattle, is also apparently in progress.
According to GeekWire’s report, Amazon is not the only company planning a click-and-collect grocery model. Ballard Fred Meyer is reportedly getting ready to open its own pick up location before the new year.