Benaroya Companies has not distributed their current design for the 15th and Market development because it has yet to be approved, but late last year Rhapsody Partners — the developers for the Denny’s site — proposed this design to the Northwest Design Review Board:
Called “Market Street Landing,” it’s a mixture of condos and retail, but it did not impress the board. “I don’t see Ballard there at all,” said one board member. It’s unclear if this same design — or something close to it — is in the cards now. My Ballard received an anonymous email with this same design from the “Coalition to Replace Ugly Buildings with Uglier Buildings” — not a real coalition, we imagine, but a joking email to make a point.