Safeway is looking for a new developer for its Queen Anne project, which was originally proposed to double the grocery store’s size and add roughly 250 housing units on top.

When the project went before the West Design Review Board last November, none of the three design alternatives stuck out, and the project was called back for a second Early Design Guidance meeting.

The plan had been to level the existing store and construct a 50,000-square-foot Safeway on the property, 2100 Queen Anne Ave. N., and then add three to four stories of apartment units on top, with rowhouses proposed to front First Avenue North.

Architecture firm Ankrom Moisan had been attached to the project then, as was Holland Partner Group as the developer.

Seattle senior land use planner Crystal Torres tells Queen Anne News the redevelopment had been cancelled for now, and that she had not heard anything recently from the applicants.

Seattle Division Safeway spokesperson Sara Osborne tells Queen Anne News that the company is still negotiating a new development deal, and expects to make a public announcement before the end of the year. Osborne declined to confirm whether the scope of the project will remain the same.

Queen Anne Community Council member Marty Kaplan is expected to provide his own update on the project during the next council meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett St.