New development plans in the works for Grumpy D’s location

The apartment plans for the Grumpy D’s corner have changed, with a taller yet smaller development now in the works. A few years ago, Grumpy D’s Coffee House and several other businesses were told to prepare to make way for a new 168-unit, 5-story apartment building. But in 2020, Grumpy D’s and others were given […]

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Ballard High School’s music program presents a “Little Bit of Everything” concert

The Ballard High school music program has gone virtual this year. Students have been recording mixing a virtual concert that hits on a variety of styles and presents over a dozen ensembles. The concert goes online on Friday, January 22nd at 7 pm and is free for all to enjoy. The performance will be a […]

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City asks for public input on Salmon Bay Park playground design

Salmon Bay Park’s play area is almost ready for construction but needs input from the community to finalize design plans. Previously, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) took 350 responses from the community about play area wants and needs and turned them into three concept designs. SPR is encouraging this kind of participation and input again […]

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Ballard District Council discusses Market Street developments in January meeting

The Ballard District Council met Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, to discuss two major building developments happening on Market Street in Ballard. The council was joined by Johan Strand from JSRE real estate development company and both Bill LaPatra and Martha Cox from Mithun architecture company. Both sites on Market Street are within the “Ballard Urban […]

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New cost estimates for Ballard, West Seattle light rail jump by $4 billion

The cost of Sound Transit’s new light rail addition to Ballard and West Seattle has increased by about $4 billion. While originally estimated at $7.1 billion, the project costs are now expected to be in the $12 billion range, depending on station locations and alignment. Sound Transit’s CEO, Peter Rogoff assures board members and the […]

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Loyal Heights Playground renovation now underway

Construction has begun on the Loyal Heights Play Area, located at 2101 NW 77th St. The play area is expected to be finished in early May 2021. The renovation project will bring new play structures and equipment to the area, including slides, swings, and climbing features. There will also be new picnic tables, benches, accessible […]

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Ship Canal Water Quality Project update

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project is still underway with some new updates to begin the year. The concrete pour for the 14-foot-thick and 87-foot-wide floor in Ballard has been completed. This was the largest concrete pour of the project, check out the video of it here. Secant pile walls in Queen Anne and Fremont […]

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National Nordic’s new virtual exhibit features experimental selfies from Seattle high schoolers

The National Nordic Museum has opened a new virtual exhibit this month that features the work of more than 50 high school students from the Seattle area. The students’ contributions are featured in an exhibit called Experimental Selfies: Students Respond to Edvard Munch’s Photography. It features the work of AP Photography students from Seattle’s Ballard […]

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Mayor Durkan seeks members for four Landmarks Preservation Board positions

Mayor Jenny Durkan is looking for four new members to join the Landmarks Preservation Board. These positions are for the at-large, urban planning, history, and real estate sectors. The Landmarks Preservation Board is made up of 12 members who review physical alteration or renovation proposals of designated features for landmark properties. The Board also makes […]

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