5-story apartment planned for NW Market St

A local developer is planning to build a 5-story apartment building near the corner of NW Market St and 14th Ave NW, and is reaching out for community input.

The address of the development is 1140 NW Market St, currently the home to KFC. The lead designer from developer/architect firm Blueprint Capital, Jade Aramaki, tells My Ballard that the new project will contain small efficiency dwelling units with no parking proposed.

Aramaki says they’re seeking feedback from the community via an online survey which will remain open until June 5th. They’ll also be sending out postcards to nearby residents with other ways to engage and offer feedback to the developers.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Blueprint Capital will not be holding any in-person meetings during this process, so they ask that residents use the survey to engage and ask questions. Alternatively, you can email Aramaki at Jade@Blueprintcap.com with comments and questions.


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kristinafalcone
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kristinafalcone

Just what that area needs. None of those people will have cars?

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

I approve, if they keep the hobo trash out of the alley. KFC and Sherwin Williams certainly don’t.

FomerBallardBizOwner
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FomerBallardBizOwner

…and how do you propose they are to do that when the police don’t help and if a business owner uses a sprinkler, animal repellant, or other such ways they get grief? You have the answers, it seems, so please, share your solution.

Where is Dan Strauss hiding?
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Where is Dan Strauss hiding?

May I suggest a name: “COVID Flats – Where all your coughing can be heard”.

Beaver
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Beaver

Noooooo!

bobbyv
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bobbyv

NOOOOOOO !We already have to many apartment buildings in this area ! Wow even more traffic in Ballard aren’t we lucky !

Matt
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Matt

I wish they’d agree to not rent these efficiency units to anyone with a car.

Amphidextrous
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Amphidextrous

Has anyone tried to landmark a fast-food chain restaurant, since Denny’s on Market Street?

Alex007
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Alex007

I believe that the snap speed test is a self-characterizing thing. You snap, snap and snap for the restricted timeframe. In this test, you check your clicking speed (Clicker Test).

nategeo
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nategeo

Glad to see new construction starts. This building will be very well placed once the Link station ends up taking over the McDonalds lot, although that’s a long time from now. Curious how many units they’ll squeeze in there, but those efficiency units are great for tech interns who don’t want to bother with roommates.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Parking?

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

The folks in this new building will very likely be able to do without a car given the public transit options nearby. And anyone who has a car can easily park it in the nearby streets. I walk around that area all the time and there’s plenty of on-street parking.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

For now. What about all the people in the single family homes that are going to lose their parking for someone who is just renting an efficiency apartment.

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

They can use their driveways. That’s what we started to do.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Many homes don’t have driveways, or they use it for other things

coryclassic
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coryclassic

It’s the Pentavirate! That Colonel with his wee beady eyes and that smug look on this face.

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