Self-storage planned for NW 47th St

A warehouse at 825 NW 47th St is being eyed up for a new self-storage facility.

According to the Seattle DJC, the nonprofit Skills Inc. bought the property in 1973, but sold it two years ago for $2.7 million. Skills Inc., which is now based in Auburn, trains and employs disabled workers and serves the aerospace industry.

The Frelard warehouse shares a block with Giddy Up and Downtown Dog Lounge, and is directly across from Fremont Brewing’s large facility.

A Dallas developer is behind the plans — we’ll update when we learn more about the timeline.


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elenchos2
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elenchos2

House people not things.

NA
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NA

Lame

spark
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spark

That sucks. Combined with Interbay there’s just going to be a wall of self-storage facilities separating Ballard from the rest of Seattle.

You don’t need so much junk people! just get rid of it!

carsongbaker
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carsongbaker

Perhaps the most surprising thing is that despite our typical differing opinions all of us seem to agree that this is a less than ideal way to build our community!

Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

It also shares the block with Reuben’s Brews production facility and Brewtap.

W
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W

I’m so glad we are preserving the industrial heart of Ballard by maintaining commercial zoning… Complete waste of space in a city that desperately needs more housing.

DylPics
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DylPics

What a shame. I support maintaining some of the commercial and industrial zoning in the area – we need a diversity of places for people to work outside of just downtown – but why does the area continue to be a paved-over wasteland. And ugh…self storage. Stuff! Gotta get more stuff! Not rooting for this business.