State seeks public input on future use of Interbay National Guard property

A large swath of state-owned land in Interbay is up for redevelopment, and the state is asking for community input.

The land, located just north of the Magnolia Bridge, is currently being used as a “readiness center” by the Washington National Guard. Built in 1974, the facilities are now outdated, and don’t meet the National Guard’s requirements for mission support. There are more than 600 personnel on-site, and large military equipment moves in and out of the area on weekends. They say that with increasing traffic in the area, it’s time to move locations, so the Guard is looking for new facilities elsewhere.

Now, the governor and legislature have created the Interbay Public Development Advisory Committee to advise and help identify potential future uses of the site. Assuming the Guard will be relocating, the committee will work to guide the redevelopment process, “with the goal of recommending a use that maximizes the property to the overall benefit of the public,” according to the Department of Commerce. Using community feedback, the committee will make a recommendation to the state legislature in November.

The first public house to learn about the Interbay Project will be on March 19 at 6pm and the Ballard VFW Hall (2812 Nw Market St). Those who attend will meet the advisory committee members and project team, learn about the project, and provide ideas for the future of the property.

Any questions can be directed to interbay@commerce.wa.gov. Or, click here to learn more about the project.


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elenchos2
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elenchos2

Just run the Burke-Gilman missing link through here and be done with it already

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Fill with junkies and other criminal parasites and their professional bureaucrat enablers, surround with a wall then fill with rubble—er I mean hugs. Give them all big rainbow hugs.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

You are not funny!

Truth
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Truth

What drugs are you typically on? Asking for a friend…

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

I’m guessing that he’s actually of his meds currently.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

nice to see you haven’t updated your vocabulary. lot of hate in your heart, hope therapy makes a difference for you.

FoShoi
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FoShoi

A shopping center would be nice. Clothing/ nostalgic stores so we won;t have to travel so far to buy clothes…… No coffee shops, or breweries. IMO

Matt
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Matt

Well this is easy…build a mix of market rate and modest income housing. Prioritize it for folks who work in the immediate area or can take metro downtown. It is by the train tracks so any building would have to address the sound pollution.

peckerwood
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peckerwood

It seems like a better location for low-income housing development than Ft. Lawton.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

peckerwood -You are right, this would be a good location for low income housing and some open space park/playground area.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Yes, rainbow hugs and section 8. Everyone loves this

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

You are not funny, when will you give this up?

terryj
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terryj

why are bike people so obnoxious

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Probably because we are surrounded by and have to put up with idiots like you who ignaorantly stereotype and judge everyone?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

because car people are dangerous, oblivious, and entitled

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

An All Low Income Housing site. Tents, RVs, tiny houses, Nicklesvilles, urine-soaked piles of cardboard; no fences, easy access to QA and Magnolia and the D line to Ballard; a little Interbay city hall to pass out all the necessities- needles, phones, Orca cards.
It’s gonna be huge! Yuge!!

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Liberals love creating sh*tholes when they aren’t obsessing about “safe spaces” and all that other nonsense. Really confusing.

Have a look at this bit of libtardery. They filled up the state with illegals, who then can’t seem to avoid getting hooked on shooting meth. Hilarity ensues, which of course is all blamed on…you guessed it: Uncle Sam, and by extension all of us working taxpayers who wear condoms and keep needles out of our arms.

You see, liberals talk alot about “agency” but all their social justice pets can’t seem to be bothered to control themselves but WHOO BOY GET THEM TO THE POLLS TO VOTE DEMOCRAT.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

So pray tell us what your solution to the problem is?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

breaking rules 2 and 8. permaban mods?

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

I agree with this. A much better location. Ft Lawton should be part of Discovery.

carsongbaker
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carsongbaker

Well this is big news! Great opportunity for redevelopment. This would be a great reason for the light rail to choose a station on W Galer St so it could serve both this redevelopment and Expedia (brown station option at Smith cove here) https://wsblink.participate.online/media/default/images/Ballard_Lv3alternativeMap-6.pdf

Then this development can be upgraded to Transit Oriented Development!