Ballard Blocks / Ballard

Location: Seattle WA


Completion: Spring 2009

Retail: 155,000 SF

Parking: 183,000 SF

Project Details

Located at the intersection of NW 46th Street and NW 14th Avenue in Seattle, this retail project with strong pedestrian connections was integral to the Ballard neighborhood’s transformation. CLARK / BARNES’ design features two adjacent buildings; a multi-level parking garage with 140,000-SF retail and a health club in the west building, and a two-story retail structure in the east building. The east and west buildings are connected by an open pedestrian alley.

Certified LEED Silver, the project’s sustainable elements include a high-efficiency HVAC system, low-VOC materials, preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, and the use of native, drought-tolerant plants that mitigate a costly irrigation system. 

The second project in the development, Ballard Blocks II, is located across the street and consists of a new 458,000-SF commercial center with 200,000 SF of office and 66,000 SF of retail space. CLARK / BARNES’ design integrates the two projects to create complementary structures that connect with the community through upgraded street-level improvements such as widened sidewalks, plazas, and new landscaping.


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