The Burger King on Market St. in Ballard has shut its doors permanently in preparation for a 5-story office building which will soon take over the acre of land where the fast food restaurant and Shell Station currently stand.
As we reported late last year, Seattle office development company Martin Selig Real Estate purchased the land, with plans for breaking ground in 2016. The building will be 204,000 square feet with two levels of underground parking.
The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that Selig has assembled three properties for the project. The sellers included Arthur and Cory Saulness of Conway, Skagit County; ACD Associates LLC of Ballard; and Sant-Bhan Enterprises of Everett. Commercial real estate brokers Jim and Ross Klinger of Kidder Mathews also marketed the properties for sale.
Selig also plans to develop a two-building project at 907 NW Ballard Way (one block north of Fred Meyer).
We contacted the Shell Station to inquire about their plans, but they didn’t know when they would have to close.