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Development Update March 21: 85 residential units, an urban rest stop and subdivisions

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on March 21st, 2014

There have been some significant applications to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) for developments in Ballard this week.

Check out the most recent applications from the DPD as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.


7016 15th Ave NW


A Land Use application has been submitted to allow a 4-story structure containing 85 residential units above 3,000 sq. ft. of commercial and 7 live-work units. Parking for 48 vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing structures to be demolished.

1523 NW 58th St


A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide the site into three unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots.  Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

2014 NW 57th St


A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow a 1,952 sq. ft. to be used as community center (urban rest stop) at ground level in a 51 unit low-income elderly apartment building (approved under separate permit #6305188).

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32 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Jay // Mar 21, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    They will not stop until Ballard is one big strip mall of condos with work spaces on the first floor. Let’s knock down all of Ballard, forget neighborhoods and identity!!

  • 2 Fred // Mar 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Just say “No!” to the rest stop.

  • 3 Christine // Mar 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Is it too late to protest these????

  • 4 Hobo Hilton // Mar 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Hobo showers? How about just giving them free Brown Bear passes?

  • 5 Profile photo of plasticbags plasticbags // Mar 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    The urban rest stop is going in a low-income senior housing facility? Were all the preschools already taken?

  • 6 Ballardite // Mar 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Wow, NIMBYs. Our neighborhood is for everyone.

  • 7 NIMBY and proud! // Mar 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    “Wow, NIMBYs.”

    You’re right! When I see human feces, needles, empty beer bottles, cigarette butts all thrown in my garden (Ballard’s homeless never seem short for cash for those important accoutrements). When I hear drunk hobos fighting, cussing, littering, yelling racist and sexist insults at passersby day in, day out, 24 hours a day. When they break into cars to steal my iPhone charger and 50 cents and cause $500 worth of damage to my car, damn right I say NIMBY.

    I’m NIMBY and proud!

  • 8 Fred // Mar 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    If you disagree with the Urban Rest Stop (or agree) feel free to comment using the link from Seattle DPD.

    Personally, I think the fights will continue in Ballad Commons Park regardless of whether the hobos are clean or not.

  • 9 john // Mar 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    he old ballard we all knew is gone forever!!!! RIP

  • 10 Darren // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Ballard is very popular. The home values are rising quickly. People who own homes or condos benefit from preventing more people from moving in via new growth–they are asking the government to stop other people from building housing–something Seattle desperately needs more of–that would make their own home a less scarce commodity, and worth even more.

    Don’t listen to these people. Ballard is urban–it thrives on density. The people looking to exclude and demonize others are selfish, and bad for the city. I lived in Ballard 30 years ago, and it’s a much better place today. I look forward to welcoming more new neighbors. To hell with the people who want to exclude my friends from being able to afford to move here so their property values can keep going up and up.

  • 11 Kylek // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    +1 on Darren.

    Some pretty ugly comments on here regarding an attempt to provide some basic public services. Par for the course on MyBallard, sadly.

  • 12 NIMBY and proud! // Mar 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    “Ballard is urban”

    You haven’t traveled much have you? Ballard is a suburb of a small town called Seattle. We like it that way. If you want to live in Belltown and have folks smoking crack in your doorway, by all means, move there.

  • 13 NIMBY and proud! // Mar 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    “basic public services”

    Schools and police are “basic public services”.

    Welcoming drunks and drug addicts is frivolous.

  • 14 Kylek // Mar 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    NIMBY and proud. You don’t get to use “we” if you are talking about the people who live in Ballard. Sorry — you are officially a “they” by the numbers.

    We should be housing all the homeless, its shameful that we aren’t — but until we do – there is a population of homeless in Ballard and ignoring them doesn’t help anyone — it just hurts them.

  • 15 Fred // Mar 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Sorry, Kylek, but the planned use of an URS in the middle of downtown Ballard – a stone’s throw from the library, commons park, and boys & girls club – is not an appropriate use for that location. Most of the Ballard residents I’ve spoken to agree and most of those folks are pretty tolerant.

    The intentions of LIHI are good – I like the senior housing component – but an URS should not be placed in that spot. A URS should be placed in an industrial area (say – Freelard) away from the kiddies.

    Visit the URS in downtown. It’s not what I want for Ballard – you may want something different.

  • 16 Fred // Mar 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

    @ Darren – Check out the prices on the “new” housing being built in the “Urban” area. It’s more expensive than the old “suburban” stuff.

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