Seven story hotel proposed for NW Market street in Ballard; Site of Ballard Blossom
A seven story 120 room hotel is proposed for 1766 NW Market Street (the full design proposal a 50mb file is here). The Ballard Hotel will have parking for 32 vehicles on the site which is the long time home for Ballard Blossom.
The design packet from Clark Barnes proposes: Construction of a new 85' seven story hotel with six floors of vibrant, upscale guestrooms, an amenity filled ground floor and one floor of below grade parking. The main hotel entrance will be located on the southeast corner of the site on NW Market St. Access to the below grade parking levels will be from the alley to the North." Later in the early design guidance packet it states:
Overall building proportions use material composition, patterning, and fine grain detailing to create handsome
architectural expression. The proposed massing alternatives use optimal CLT structural layout in conjunction with setback and modulation parameters of the Ballard guidelines to provide well proportioned facades.
Facade depth is reinforced with rich interior materials visible to the public.
The exposed CLT structural system on the interior will be visible from exterior to provide depth and warmth of the natural materiality.
CONTEXT & SITE; PUBLIC LIFE
Design will carefully consider streetscape to create thoughtful connections that Interact with the public realm.
Frequently used amenity spaces, lobby, and building entry, are located in visible and prominent areas along the street.
The existing sidewalk along NW Market Street is 20' wide and is one of the primary pedestrian connections between 15th Avenue NW and downtown/historical Ballard. The preferred scheme locates all active pedestrian oriented uses along the street frontage.
Building will maintain scale and streetedge created by adjacent buildings. The ground fl oor massing in the preferred scheme responds to the lower scale buildings to the east and west.
A combination of hardscape, landscape, and adjacent building materials create attractive outdoor spaces well-suited to the uses envisioned for the project.
Robust entry allows several patrons to enter and exit simultaneously, under cover from weather. Plazas are located along the east and west property lines to provide relief along the street, signify building entries and provide visual interest from the interior.
Ballard Blossom announced via Facebook they will be moving this fall to make way:
"We are excited to announce our move this fall to 1111 NW 85th! We are so excited to have a fresh, new space with new efficient coolers, lights, plumbing, HVAC-the whole space is being redone for better design flow, safety and efficiency. Our move in date is still to be determined as our construction crew is hard at work customizing the space just for us! We will be posting pictures and updates as we work on completing our new space."
The hotel is being designed by Clark Barnes Architects.