84 affordable Ballard units nearing final form

There are two apartment buildings planned for the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church property in Ballard. VIA (a Perkins Eastman Studio) is the architect for both.

Today marks the likely final design review for the smaller east building, at 2035 N.W. 58th St. The proposal is eight stories and 84 units, all to be permanently affordable

Bridge Housing is leading the effort, with a team that also includes Exxel Pacific, general contractor; KPFF, civil engineer and surveyor; 4EA Building Science, envelope; PanGeo, geotechnical; Sider + Byers, MEP and energy modeling; Communita Atelier, landscape architect; ArchEcology, sustainability consultant; and Swenson Say Faget, structural engineer and shoring. (VIA is also designing the interiors.)

Total project size is listed at 74,990 square feet. That includes 21 structured parking stalls. Tenants will also have 50 bike stalls.

Though a few units will be studios, most will run from one- to three-bedrooms. Rents will be affordable to households earning up to 60% of area median income. Amenities will include a roof deck, children’s play area and community room.

The east project will require the demolition of a few church-owned houses. Funding sources will include the city’s Office of Housing. The church is hoping for a September start for the east building, followed by the west building next year.

Meanwhile, again working with VIA, Security Properties is the developer for the west building, at 5710 22nd Ave. N.W., to face Ballard Commons Park. That eight-story, 206-unit project will also have space for St. Luke’s, to be separately designed by Olson Kundig. And 42 units there will be affordable to households earning in a range of 60% to 80% of AMI. A master use permit seems likely this year. The west project entails the demolition of the nearly century-old red shingled church. Some if not all of its wooden structural components will be recycled.

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