March 17, 2022
To make way for the planned conversion of Pioneer Square’s Westland Building from offices to a hotel (that’s part of RailSpur), the co-work enterprise The Pioneer Collective recently took space in Belltown. That follows a recent expansion to Tacoma. Now it’s announced a third location: the Tommer Building in Ballard. The Collective’s Audrey Hoyt said in a statement, “We were sad to say goodbye to Pioneer Square. It was our home for seven years, and was our most financially successful space, but the sting of that loss was dulled by this exciting opportunity.” She and Christopher Hoyt founded their company in the Westland Building in 2014. Their 14,000 square feet in the Tommer Building, developed by Kamin Properties, appears to have filled the building; the other tenants are Nikwax and Great Notion Brewing. JLL had been brokering the space. TPC Ballard should open this summer, after Mallet Construction finishes the space per Audrey Hoyt’s design.