A 7-story apartment building is in the works for the northeast corner of 24th Ave NW and NW Market St.
The project site, 2318 NW Market St, is the former location of Classic Consignment, Kitchen N Things, La Isla, Super Cuts, and Octo Designs Jewelers, most of which were considered total losses after the devastating fire in October 2019.
Since the fire, Classic Consignment moved to the other side of Ballard to 14th Ave NW and NW Market St, and renamed the shop to Beehive Mercantile & Co. Kitchen N Things hasn’t been revived since the fire, and the other destroyed businesses have not relocated, however La Isla still operates their Redmond location.
Now, it appears new life will be coming to the street corner, with a 7-story apartment building with ground-level retail and underground parking in the works.
The project developers are the Holland Partner Group, a Vancouver, WA-based real estate investment company. The architects are Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.
Early project plans show space for ground-level retail at the corner of 24th and Market and another retail space further east on Market, with a small plaza and courtyard separating the two. Another narrow courtyard facing Market is being proposed for the eastern boundary of the property, and the below-grade parking structure entrance will be on NW 56th St.
The developers have created an outreach website with a project overview, a flyer, survey, and comment submissions as part of their required outreach. The survey will open from May 3rd to May 24th, after which the developers will start preparing for the design review process and other permitting steps.
Permitting will continue through next year, with construction expected to start in 2022. The construction timeline is currently about two years, with completion expected in 2024.