A new condo building is being planned for the corner of NW 56th St and 20th Ave NW, and there will be an Early Design Guidance meeting at Ballard High School at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 for the public to view project plans and offer comments. According to the Department of Planning and Development, the condo, known as Saltworks, would be seven stories with 33 residential units and 4,400 sq. ft. of commercial space and six live-work units. There will be underground parking available for 18 vehicles.
From the developer’s project plans:
Ballard is and always has been a community of creative, hardworking folk. From the shipbuilders and loggers who founded the place, to the architects, chefs, and woodworkers who keep it going now, it’s a community of industry.Saltworks is a building intended to support the new generation of makers in Ballard. Mixed use, with a focus on live/work, the architecture will be simple and durable, taking cues from the industrial past and artisanal present of this dynamic neighborhood.
The Early Design Guidance meeting will allow the applicants to present information about the site and vicinity and design concept plans. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments during that time, and the Design Review Board will then provide guidance and identify high priority guidelines for the design.
If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to comment, the DPD is accepting comments regarding site planning and design issues via email at PRC@seattle.gov or by mail at City of Seattle – DPD – PRC, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.