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Envisioning Interbay

New development on 15th Avenue corridor in Ballard.
Our collaborative Ballard to Interbay Land Use Corridor Study will develop a clear vision to guide future development in the Elliot Avenue / 15th Avenue corridor.

What's Happening Now?

Our summary of community comments on our preliminary recommendations is now available. Our preliminary recommendations include changes to the Comprehensive Plan and zoning for Interbay, the Phase 1 study area.

For information about out planning work in Ballard, please visit our Ballard project page.

Project Goals

We have initiated a land use study of the corridor along Elliot Avenue W and 15th Avenue NW in Interbay. Past development of the Elliot Avenue / 15th Avenue corridor has not followed a coherent plan. Recent retail, residential, and office developments are pushing up property values, which could potentially squeeze out industrial uses and jobs. Some property owners would like more flexibility to develop their property. Enhanced transit service is yet another reason to rethink the future of this area.

Our study, conducted with input of the community, will analyze existing conditions and explore options for future land use along this heavily travelled, multi-functional route. Our study will include proposed changes, if necessary, to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan or the land use code to support the vision. Goals for this project include:

  • Clarify the desired mix and balance of land uses, both industrial (manufacturing, warehousing, and services) and non-industrial (retail, housing, and office)
  • Assess how new transit investment might increase demand for new mixed-use (retail and residential buildings) development
  • Identify where streetscape improvements might be needed to support future development.

The End Result

A clear vision that will help guide future development in the Elliot Avenue / 15th Avenue Corridor.

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