The second open house to discuss options for the redevelopment of the large National Guard Armory site in Interbay is coming up in May.
The state-owned site, located just behind the Whole Foods on 15th Ave W in Interbay, is being considered for redevelopment as it’s no longer an ideal location for the National Guard. The open house will be held by the Washington Department of Commerce Interbay Public Development Advisory Committee on Wednesday, May 15 at the Ballard VFW Hall (2812 NW Market St).
The advisory committee is tasked with studying possible reuses for the National Guard Interbay site, assuming the Guard will be able to relocate to a new site. The Interbay site was built in 1974, and the facility has been deemed insufficient. According to the Department of Commerce, it doesn’t meet current National Guard Readiness Center requirements for mission support. Over 600 personnel are based at the site, which they say isn’t ideal for commuting or deployment of large military equipment in and out of the city.
For more info or the meeting agenda, click here. You can also submit formal public comments in-person to the committee at their next meeting on May 8. To reserve a place for the presentations and to submit a three-minute comment, email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.