Early design outreach starts for apartment plans on 24th and Market

The developers behind the 188-unit apartment being planned for the southwest corner of 24th and Market—former home of the Market Arms—have started public outreach to gather feedback on early design plans.

The project at 2401 NW Market St includes 188 units—a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments—with ground-level retail and parking for 119 vehicles.

The permitting is expected to last from now until Fall of 2023, with construction expected in Winter 2023 and completion in 2025.

The developer is Deal Investments, LLC and the architect is Urbal Architecture.

The Market Arms closed in 2020 during the pandemic, and almost turned into Bjorn’s Bar, with Scandinavian Specialties owner Bjorn Ruud behind the idea. But Ruud told My Ballard that the owner of the building chose instead to sell, which means his pub plans are on hold.

Lunde Electronics is another tenant in the building slated for redevelopment, located at 5415 24th Ave NW. Just west of the shuttered Market Arms was Sunset Hill Veterinary & Rehabilitation Center, which moved to 9000 Holman Rd NW last summer.

The entire block at the southwest corner of 24th and Market is set to be remade into apartments. The property just west of 2401 NW Market St is owned by Carmel Partners and will be turned into a 171-unit apartment building. J. Selig Real Estate is planning 120 units on the next property over, 2501 NW Market St.

You can comment on the early plans online, or take this survey. The design packet hasn’t yet been released yet, but we’ll update when we learn more.