Recap of 7/8/20 Meeting – Market Street Developments

For our July meeting, we hosted a one-hour online panel with presentations on two big new Market Street building developments (Ballard Aegis at 949 NW Market Street and Ballard Yards at 2417 NW Market Street) as well as an update from District 6 Councilmember Dan Strauss, chair of city council’s Land Use & Neighborhoods Committee.

The full video is available online, including community Q&A. See below for minute marks that allow you to jump to specific portions of interest.

Video Recap

2:00 Opening remarks

5:00 Ballard Aegis presentation by Bryan Ziegler
— 949 NW Market St
— 5-story building, 68 assisted living apartments for seniors and 24 memory care apartments
https://www.aegisliving.com/aegis-of-ballard/
— https://www.myballard.com/2020/05/19/first-look-at-ballard-aegis-design/

17:12 Ballard Yards presentation by Frank Stiegl
— 2417 NW Market St
— 7-story, 171-unit apartment building with restaurant/retail space
https://www.via-architecture.com/portfolio-item/ballard-yards/
— https://www.myballard.com/2019/01/15/ballard-yards-apartments-on-market-st-in-final-review/

35:15 Land Use/Neighborhood Remarks by District 6 CM Dan Strauss

48:56 Q&A with Aegis (including additional Aegis project at Holman Road & Third Ave NW; delays due to pandemic; project updates and web site)

51:30 Q&A with Ballard Yards (including neighbor questions re: noise/dust mitigation and environmental impacts; why not more 2-bedroom units?; industrial noise mitigation for residents)

58:18 Q&A with Dan Strauss (including pandemic changes to design/admin reviews and public input, e.g., hotel planned for former Ballard Blossom site; rethinking density given new realities of social distancing?; Ballard Locks pedestrian access; Burlington Northern train bridge replacement)