My Ballard reader Harry alerts us to this land use filing from Avalon Bay Communities for Sunset Bowl: “Demolish 25,000 sq. ft. bowling alley and construct a 6-story mixed use building including about 230 apartments, 15,000 to 25,000 sq. ft. of retail and parking for 280 cars.”
It’s unknown at this point whether the “mixed use” would include a bowling alley, as many Sunset Bowl fans have requested (and Avalon has said it would consider.) The permit status is still “open,” which means the demolition has not yet been scheduled. And in our experience, crews like to demolish buildings — especially controversial ones — without warning.