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‘Autumn Activation’ event series bringing pop-up classes and activities to the Ballard Library

For the next two months, there will be free community pop-up events happening outside the Ballard Library. The Ballard Alliance and Councilmember Dan Strauss have organized 10 upcoming events for the “Autumn Activation Series,” all planned for the outdoor space in front of the Ballard Library. The series is part of an effort to bring […]

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4-story apartment planned for NW Market St and 11th Ave NW

Another apartment building, albeit a smaller one, is in the works for the east end of NW Market St in Ballard. The project site is 1103 NW Market St. According to the land use application, the plans include a 4-story, 45-unit apartment (42 small efficiency dwelling units and three live-work units) with no parking. There […]

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Ballard Commons Park reopening further delayed

Ballard Commons Park remains closed as the City works out some details around playground construction and improvements to the green space. Why is Ballard Commons Park closed? Seattle Parks and Recreation closed the park in December 2021. The department said it would be shut for six months to a year to rehabilitate the park and […]

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Closer look at affordable housing coming to St. Luke’s development

The redevelopment plans to turn much of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church property into apartments are rolling ahead, with more clarity around the affordable housing unit coming to 2035 NW 58th St. St. Luke’s announced the redevelopment project in late 2021, after which the Seattle Office of Housing awarded the church $9.7 million in funding. St. […]

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Sustainable Ballard Festival returns next weekend

Next weekend is the return of the 17th annual Sustainable Ballard Festival. The annual festival will be held at the Loyal Heights Community Center Lawn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. This year’s festival’s theme is “Green Steps,” which Sustainable Ballard says focuses on hands-on exhibits and demonstrations “on actions big […]

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SDOT to convert one lane of Aurora Ave N along Green Lake to new bike lane

One lane of Aurora Ave N next to Green Lake will be turned into a bike lane. The Seattle Department of Transportation made the decision to convert the lane to a bike lane after community feedback. The lane conversion is part of the Green Lake Outer Loop project, which will complete the outer biking path […]

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Local coworking space The Pioneer Collective opens in Ballard

A new coworking space has opened in the Ballard Brewery District just above Great Notion Brewing at 14th Ave NW and NW 51st St. Co-owners Chris and Audrey Hoyt opened The Pioneer Collective‘s third location in Ballard earlier this month. Chris tells My Ballard that they launched the coworking space business to “offer great places […]

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Sawyer to close after four years in Ballard

Sawyer has announced it will be closing at the beginning of October after four years in the neighborhood. Owner and chef Mitch Mayers shared the news on social media this week. “It’s with a lot of sadness, but also with some joy that we announce the closing of Sawyer,” he wrote. Mayers opened Sawyer in […]

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5-story apartment building approved for 15th Ave NW in Loyal Heights

After nearly four years of planning, a 5-story apartment building at 7705 15th Ave NW has been given the green light for construction. The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) has approved the apartment project, which includes 80 small efficiency dwelling units, one live-work unit, and ground-level retail. No parking is in the plans. […]

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Fremont Arts Council PowerHouse studio canopy stolen

On Wednesday night, thieves stole the large canopy that was outside the PowerHouse studio at the Fremont Arts Council (3940 Fremont Ave N). FAC member Daniel tells My Ballard that community workshops have been meeting under the canopy to create art for the upcoming Luminata lantern festival happening on Sept. 24. “This is really necessary […]

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Ballard Community Center to provide recreation drop-in for school-age children during teachers strike

Several community centers around the city, including the Ballard Community Center, will be open for drop-in programs for children during the teachers strike and delayed school start. Seattle Public School announced Tuesday that the start of the school year would be delayed in response to the teachers strike. Teachers around Seattle have been protesting while […]

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Seattle Parks to start construction on new Green Lake Community Boathouse

Seattle Parks will break ground on a new community boathouse at Green Lake this month. The current boathouse will be closed and demolished to make way for the new 10,800-square-foot boathouse. The new facility will be fully accessible to allow for the launch of Seattle’s first public adaptive rowing program and expansion of the current […]

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