The developer behind the Keelson and Soren apartments in Ballard has plans for two more.
Pryde + Johnson has proposed a 6-story apartment, called Blue Birch, for the lot right across from Ballard High School at the corner of 15th Ave. NW and NW 65 St.
That property is currently home to the El Camion restaurant.
The development will have retail space on the first floor and parking for 34 vehicles below.
Right next door to the south, Pryde + Johnson just bought the Corry’s dry cleaning site, according to DJC. The developer has proposed a 4-story apartment building on the parcel. It will also feature retail on the ground level, and the building will have 18 parking spots underground.
The current building on the lot also includes Fuzzy Wuzzy Carpet Cleaning and the Platine Salon.
In the design proposal (.pdf) for Blue Birch, the applicants note its potential proximity to light rail. “Transit expansion studies have identified two stops in Ballard to be located at Market Street and NW 65th Street,” the deck explains. “The commercial corner at the intersection of NW 65th Street and 15th Ave NW needs to target future densities and establish human scale elements, interest and activity along the street frontage.”
In total, both apartments will offer 101 residential units.