According to GeekWire, recently filed City permitting documents confirm Amazon’s involvement in the local development dubbed as “Project X”.
The My Ballard team initially reported the news back in August when documents came to light that pointed to the opening of a drive-up Amazon grocery service at the former Louie’s Cuisine of China site (5100 15th Ave NW).
According to the GeekWire report, although Amazon has not officially confirmed its involvement in the project, a “post-issuance submittal” filed with the City of Seattle included the following description: “storage racks insulation plans on main floor for Amazon.”
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.
According to GeekWire, “Project X” is expected to be open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. with 15 employees working on site during peak time expected to occur between 5 and 7:30 p.m. The average wait time for customers is predicted to be approximately five minutes.
The My Ballard team will continue to update readers as more details of the project are released.