Closer look at 5-story apartment planned to replace KFC

The plans to replace the KFC with an 86-unit apartment building are taking shape, with several design ideas proposed for the site at 1140 NW Market St.

The five-story building, to be named Lagom Living, would contain 86 small efficiency dwelling units, and is being designed by Blueprint Capital. Blueprint says the name Lagom (pronounced la-gohm) is Swedish, and “describes the positive feeling of having the bare minimum. Live like it’s ‘just enough’ – not too much, not too little. Something being ‘just right.'”

Blueprint put out a survey earlier this year to gauge community feedback; now they have three potential designs being considered for the project (to view click here, go to Attachments, and download the Design Review EDG Proposal – Draft.pdf).


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Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

It might help to point out that “lagom” is a Swedish word. That helps explain its use in Ballard.

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

Which has apparently been updated now in the article. Glad to be of help.

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

Terrific drawing. Never seen that alley look so clean.

Dan Strauss's Luscious Lips
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Dan Strauss's Luscious Lips

Better name?

“COVID Hutches”.

CaptainNemo
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CaptainNemo

Overbuilt, Ballard is.

Dan Strauss's Luscious Lips
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Dan Strauss's Luscious Lips

Native, are you?

westerngirl
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westerngirl

They should name it grådighet.

Boring Opinions
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Boring Opinions

I hope to never catch you selling something for a profit.

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