Ballard Blocks



Location: Seattle WA

Completion: Spring 2009

Retail: 155,000 sf

Parking: 183,000 sf

Project Details

With the construction of this new retail project at the intersection of NW 46th Street and NW 14th Avenue in Seattle, the neighborhood of Ballard began its transformation with strong pedestrian connections. CLARK | BARNES’ design consists of two adjacent buildings: a multi-level parking garage with 140,000 square foot retail use and a health club in the west building connected by a pedestrian bridge to a two-story retail building to the east. The open space between the two buildings acts as a pedestrian alley.

This project achieved LEED-CS Silver Certification. Sustainable design elements include a high-efficiency HVAC system, low-VOC construction products for a cleaner interior environment, preferred parking stalls for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, and native and drought-tolerant plant species which enable the project to avoid installation of a costly permanent irrigation system. Additionally, Tenant Improvement Sustainability Guidelines are provided to all tenants identifying opportunities for them to align their build-outs with this green building.

Additionally, CLARK | BARNES has designed a new 458,000 sq ft commercial center with 200,000 sq ft of office and 66,000 sq ft of retail space across the street. These buildings work with Ballard Blocks I and include two adjacent buildings with ground floor retail and office above, two levels of underground parking totaling 550 stalls, onsite passenger drop off and outdoor, street-level plaza. Ballard Blocks II will pursue LEED-CS Gold Certification and will include a 12,000 sq ft vegetated roof, a 40% reduction in water usage, and a high-efficiency HVAC system. The street improvements for the project consist of large sidewalks, new street lighting, undergrounding of power lines, improved street parking, and new trees and planting design.

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