The fence has come down surrounding the large apartment building under construction on Market St. just to the west of Walgreens. And the “now leasing” signs are up. It’s called “Leva on Market.” So far, no word on which retailers will be moving into the street-level spaces.
This rather stark-looking building along Market St. next to the “Leva on Market” apartments may be replaced with a new development. The building is now vacant, and this sketch is posted on the window: (Sketch by Clark Design Group)
Crews have carted away the last of the debris from the demolition of the industrial complex on 46th St., right across from Edith Macefield’s old house. All that remains is an empty lot and a big pool of water. As we’ve reported, the Ballard Blocks II development is planned for the site.
Some big news in Old Ballard. Two local businessmen have purchased the historic buildings at 5305, 5307 and 5313 Ballard Ave. with plans to start a French restaurant, reports the Seattle PI. James Weimann, who has owned six restaurants in town, and Deming Maclise, who launched Caffe Fiore, purchased the buildings last month for $3.63 […]
Here is our first look at Ballard’s new hotel, “The Point at Salmon Bay.” The 166-room hotel will be on Shilshole Ave. in what is currently the parking lot of the old Yankee Grill. As we wrote back in September, construction could start as early as this month. When we spoke with owner Don Schwartz, […]
The Seattle City Council voted today to place limits on those big “mega houses” (or McMansions, if you will) that are popping up around the neighborhood. “This is one of the issues I hear most about from neighborhoods all over Seattle,” said Councilmember Sally J. Clark. “I’m pleased we have passed this new legislation to […]
The city has approved the expansion of Ken’s Market on Phinney Ridge. They plan to move into the entire building, add on and build up. Our sister blog, PhinneyWood, has more on their plans. Clark Design Group has designed the new, larger market. They’re the same architectural firm that drew up the plans for the […]
Demolition crews are in the process of tearing down nearly a full block of warehouses directly across from Edith Macefield‘s house. Two new office-retail buildings are slated for the property on 46th St. and 14th Ave. (map). One is a five-story building with 25,000 square feet of retail and 100,000 feet of office space. The […]
Chris Cashman, the host of the Seattle Channel’s “City Stream,” shot their next show at Sunset Bowl, during which he bought a Snickers bar from the vending machine, according to the PI’s Big Blog. He’s put it up on eBay as a “rare historical item,” with the proceeds of the sale going toward the JP Patches Statue […]
Residents who live near Webster Park are being reassured by city officials that they intend to buy the property from the Seattle School District to keep it out of the hands of developers. The land next to the Nordic Heritage Museum was recently assessed at $1.6 million, substantially above the $1 million Mayor Greg Nickels got in […]
It’s been a month now since the new gas station behind the Safeway at NW 83rd Street and 15th Avenue NW opened. Have neighbors’ fears about it materialized? When word first surfaced about it replacing a vacant bank building, some neighbors organized a campaign to block construction, saying the lure of cheap gas would bring increased […]