Concrete pouring this Friday at new office building will impact traffic on 56th

A 5-story office and retail building is under construction at the NE corner of 15th and Market (where the old gas station used to be), and they’ve scheduled the concrete pour for this Friday.

Construction crews have received a “noise variance” for the pour, which will start setting up at 4:45 in the morning. Crews will shut down the west half of NW 56th St. between 14th and 15th Ave. until about 12:30 in the afternoon.

They’re building a 202,000 square-foot office and retail building — with underground parking for 253 vehicles — for the real estate company Martin Selig. According a story published a year and half ago, the building was already 70% leased.

“It’s fair to say that there’s been very little office development in Ballard,” said Brad Hinthorne at the time, a managing principal for Perkins + Will, the architecture firm on the project. “The community was quite excited during the design review board process that there’s office product coming to Ballard. There’s a real shortage.”

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Noise variance? 4:45am?

I love these “environmentalists” who push growth while ignoring the staggering level of noise pollution. The construction noise would be unacceptable in any real, functioning, “world class city”. This is podunk flyover country sloppy inconsiderate nonsense.

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“The construction noise would be unacceptable in any real, functioning, “world class city”

Have you ever been to NYC? it’s super loud 24/7.

I don’t know if Seattle should be aspiring as much but c’mon, sometimes you’ve got to make some noise to get stuff done. it’s not like you don’t already hear trains, ships and other industrial noises in Ballard at all hours

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Haha. Classic.

Seattle builds its rep aping Euro style pace and aesthetics, then people scream “hey it’s like LA or NYC you loser!” when the greedy cash in on the overdevelopment. The noise is bad, but of course, traffic gets stopped all morning in one lane on 56th as well? Great.

Trains, and ships are nice. Crews pouring concrete and the idiotic garbage truck mafia (on strike again yet?) who pick up at 3 am are simply irresponsible and inconsiderate money grabbers. I’m assuming you’re invested in this new office tumor? Thanks.