Ballard gets community tool library with city’s matching funds award program

Mayor Ed Murray announced a near $1.3 million in matching funds awards to support 27 community-initiated projects across the city, including Ballard’s own community tool library. The awards come from the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Community Partnership Fund which offers matching funds of up to $100,000 to community organizations committed to fostering and building our community. […]

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Discarded smoking materials cause $250k total of damages in Greenwood condo fire

An accidental condo fire– caused by discarded smoking materials– broke out in the heart of Greenwood yesterday afternoon, August 23rd. The fire displaced residents in the multi-residential structure near the intersection of N 87th Street and Greenwood Ave. in the north end of the neighborhood’s commercial district, none of whom were reported injured. According to […]

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Real Estate update: Ballard vacancy rate higher than neighbors; hottest neighborhood list crowns First Hill

GeekWire’s Nat Levy reports that tech-powered real estate brokerage Redfin predicts that Seattle’s housing market will stay hot this year, particularly in the First Hill neighborhood just east of downtown. First Hill sits atop a new list predicting the 10 hottest neighborhoods for home sales for the rest of 2017. Redfin makes its predictions by […]

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