A 7-story apartment building is in the works for the northeast corner of 24th Ave NW and NW Market St.
The project site, 2318 NW Market St, is the former location of Classic Consignment, Kitchen N Things, La Isla, Super Cuts, and Octo Designs Jewelers, most of which were considered total losses after the devastating fire in October 2019.
Since the fire, Classic Consignment moved to the other side of Ballard to 14th Ave NW and NW Market St, and renamed the shop to Beehive Mercantile & Co. Kitchen N Things hasn't been revived since the fire, and the other destroyed businesses have not relocated, however La Isla still operates their Redmond location.
The fire was ultimately deemed electrical, and caused a total of $3 million in losses, according to the Seatle Fire Department. SFD says total estimated loss was $1.5 million to contents, and $1.5 million to property. The firewall between the jewelry company and neighborhing Pho restaurant prevented the fire from progressing east to the neighboring building, but investigators say they found no fire stops in the attic space, which allowed for the fire to spread quickly.
The entire area was demolished not long after the fire.
Now, it appears new life will be coming to the street corner, with a 7-story apartment building with ground-level retail and underground parking in the works.
The project developers are the Holland Partner Group, a Vancouver, WA-based real estate investment company. The architects are Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.
Early project plans show space for ground-level retail at the corner of 24th and Market and another retail space further east on Market, with a small plaza and courtyard separating the two. Another narrow courtyard facing Market is being proposed for the eastern boundary of the property, and the below-grade parking structure entrance will be on NW 56th St.
The developers have created an outreach website with a project overview, a flyer, survey, and comment submissions as part of their required outreach. The survey will open from May 3rd to May 24th, after which the developers will start preparing for the design review process and other permitting steps.
Construction is expected to start in 2022. To comment on the plans, you can email 2318NWMarketStProject@earlyDRoutreach.com, or follow this link to comment directly on the outreach website. Keep in mind that all comments are considered public and will be documented and submitted to the City as part of the outreach process.