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First look at 229-unit apartment complex planned for NW Market St

The plans for one of NW Market Street’s new apartment monoliths is taking shape, this one going in at 907 NW Market St. According to city records, the latest plans are for a 229-unit, 5-story apartment with no parking proposed. The apartment would replace five single-family homes along NW Market St, and would extend for […]

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Metropolitan Market making moves to take over former Crown Hill Value Village

The now-empty Value Village building at 8350 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill is set to be transformed into a new Metropolitan Market. As the Seattle DJC reports, Metropolitan Market and architect Cushing Terrell have filed plans to renovate the former Value Village and turn it into a new grocery store. Value Village closed in […]

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Vegan donut truck Dough Joy is coming to Ballard

Here’s a little sparkle for your Monday morning: There’s a new queer-owned plant-based donut truck rolling into Ballard next month. Dough Joy is the creation of Christopher Ballard and Sean Willis, Seattle-based vegan-trepreneuers. Willis and Ballard created the Outbound Herbivore brand and self-published magazine of the same name—Seattle’s only vegan magazine. “When we started Outbound […]

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City expands Health One program to Ballard for behavioral health crises and non-emergency complaints

A second Health One unit has been launched in Seattle, adding Ballard and the University District to its primary service areas. Health One is the Seattle Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Health response unit which specializes in outreach and transport. Along with referrals from callers with non-emergency complaints and behavioral health crises. The second unit began […]

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The wait is over: Ballard Locks to reopen to pedestrians April 28

It’s been over a year since the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks pedestrian bridges closed to the public, but soon, that closure will lift. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have announced they plan to reopen both the visitor center and pedestrian bridges this month. The first floor of the visitor center will open April […]

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Matador to relocate to former Ballard Annex location later this month

After almost two decades at the corner of Ballard Ave and NW Market St, one of Ballard’s staples The Matador is making moves just around the corner to a new home at 5410 Ballard Ave. The new location is the former Ballard Annex Oyster House, from the same owners as Matador: Zak Melang and Nathan […]

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Route 40 survey on proposed route changes closes this Friday

Changes are in the works for Route 40, and the public has until Friday to comment on proposed improvements. King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) have been working on the Route 40 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor Project to make bus trips faster, reliable, and safer for the community with proposals for four […]

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Ballard’s tunnel boring machine gets a new name: MudHoney

After compiling the votes, Seattle Public Utilities has announced the winning name for the tunnel boring machine in Ballard: MudHoney, in honor of one of Seattle’s most iconic bands. Over 35,000 votes were cast in the contest to name the tunnel boring machine that will be used for digging a wastewater storage tunnel to reduce […]

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Sephora to open in Ballard Blocks 2 this month

The time is nearly here for the new Sephora store to open up in the Ballard neighborhood corner retail space at the Ballard Blocks 2 (14th Ave NW and NW 46th St). The cosmetics retailer has slowly been moving into their new space in recent weeks, with their newly minted sign highlighting their arrival to […]

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Burke Gilman Trail Missing Link faces further delays with recent court ruling

The Missing Link of the Burke Gilman Trail likely won’t be built this year, after yet another setback for the City in a recent court case. The Burke Gilman Trail runs about 20 miles through King County, from Bothell to Ballard. The trail disappears once you get to the industrial waterfront near the Ballard Bridge, […]

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The giant parking squid has come to Ballard

Ballard has a new bike parking structure, and it’s in the shape of a giant squid. Known as the “Parking Squid,” the 18-foot-long, 7-foot tall, 5-foot-long galvanized steel sculpture was recently installed on the west end of NW Market Street in front of Portage Bay Café (near the corner of NW Market St and NW […]

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