The Micro Venue now offering a haven for pandemic weddings in Ballard

A new event space has opened in the Ballard area on 1417 NW 54th St. The Micro Venue has launched its “micro wedding” studio space in Ballard. The pandemic has changed just about everything this past year or so, especially the ways in which people gather (and celebrate!). But, The Micro Venue to hoping to […]

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We Heart Seattle to host Carkeek Park cleanup on Saturday

We Heart Seattle, a volunteer-based group of community members, are organizing a clean-up at Carkeek Park this Saturday, February 6th. The group is planning to collect waste, deceased animals, rotting food, and other trash. The group is welcomed by Seattle Parks & Recreation for their service, but it is not how the We Heart Seattle […]

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Tunnel boring machine for Ship Canal Water Quality Project on its way to Ballard

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project is still underway and a massive German tunnel boring machine has arrived at the Port of Tacoma. Over the next few months, each piece shipped separately from Germany will find its way to Ballard, where the entire machine will be assembled. Other updates on the project are happening in […]

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Council Vice Chair Dunn wants answers following 11 million gallon wastewater spill

Following the massive wastewater spill on January 13, King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn is asking to take a closer look into what went wrong. The rainstorm on January 13th caused flooding and power outages throughout the Puget Sound area, leading to a power failure at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant. The mass […]

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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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