Plans to construct an apartment building on the west end of NW Market St are inching forward, with a new land use application submitted with updates to the original plan, including adding an additional story.
The parcel at 2417 NW Market St was sold to San Francisco-based Carmel Brothers earlier this year for $11.75 million. The building is home to recently relocated Twice Sold Tales, Ballard Transfer Company, Healthy Nails salon and Lundgren Enterprises. The seven-story apartment building will have 171 units with ground-level retails, and parking for 100 vehicles.
John Watkins, owner of Twice Sold Tales tells My Ballard that he’s been given until March 31 to move. “I’m still trying to formulate a plan. I’m open to suggestions. I have definitely not found a place yet,” Watkins said. “I’m hoping to find a space in a building in Ballard that’s not going to be torn down.”
Healthy Nails tells us they’ll also be moving next year, but that they plan to find another location on Market St. Janice from Ballard Transfer Company tells My Ballard that the store will be going out of business because, “No one wants to run it. Everyone who works here is at retirement age anyway,” she said.
Craig Lundgren, owner of Lundgren Enterprises, says he doesn’t know exactly when he’ll be moving. He’s been in his current location for two decades. “We’ve been in Ballard for 25 years total – we started on Ballard Ave,” Lundgren tells us. “We have looked at several possible locations in Ballad. We hope to stay here – this has been home.”
No update yet on when construction will start, but we’ll keep you updated.