City expands Health One program to Ballard for behavioral health crises and non-emergency complaints

A second Health One unit has been launched in Seattle, adding Ballard and the University District to its primary service areas. Health One is the Seattle Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Health response unit which specializes in outreach and transport. Along with referrals from callers with non-emergency complaints and behavioral health crises. The second unit began […]

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Route 40 survey on proposed route changes closes this Friday

Changes are in the works for Route 40, and the public has until Friday to comment on proposed improvements. King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) have been working on the Route 40 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor Project to make bus trips faster, reliable, and safer for the community with proposals for four […]

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Sephora to open in Ballard Blocks 2 this month

The time is nearly here for the new Sephora store to open up in the Ballard neighborhood corner retail space at the Ballard Blocks 2 (14th Ave NW and NW 46th St). The cosmetics retailer has slowly been moving into their new space in recent weeks, with their newly minted sign highlighting their arrival to […]

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Burke Gilman Trail Missing Link faces further delays with recent court ruling

The Missing Link of the Burke Gilman Trail likely won’t be built this year, after yet another setback for the City in a recent court case. The Burke Gilman Trail runs about 20 miles through King County, from Bothell to Ballard. The trail disappears once you get to the industrial waterfront near the Ballard Bridge, […]

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The giant parking squid has come to Ballard

Ballard has a new bike parking structure, and it’s in the shape of a giant squid. Known as the “Parking Squid,” the 18-foot-long, 7-foot tall, 5-foot-long galvanized steel sculpture was recently installed on the west end of NW Market Street in front of Portage Bay Café (near the corner of NW Market St and NW […]

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Vintage shop The Barn Owl now open inside SparkleBarn

A new vintage thrift store has opened in Ballard, operating within the walls of the Scandinavian furniture store SparkleBarn (2611 NW Market St). The Barn Owl owner Josh Dand has been collecting vintage goods since his younger years and has been selling through markets in Fremont Vintage Mall. Dand tells My Ballard that he’s always […]

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Play Street permits now available throughout Seattle

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has resumed issuing free Play Street permits for Seattle city streets. The Play Street permits have been on hold for the past year, with Stay Healthy Block permits taking their place. Now, the Stay Healthy Block program has been discontinued, with Play Streets taking their place. The Play Street […]

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Ballard ArtWalk returns with month-long installations around the neighborhood

After taking a year off, Ballard ArtWalk is back with a full agenda. The Ballard Alliance is partnering with Ballard businesses and local artists’ events for the entire month of April. Founded in 1997 the Ballard ArtWalk took place every second Saturday of the month in pre-pandemic times. Instead of just one evening per month, […]

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