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If this happens this truly will be the death nell for Ballard being a neighborhood I would want to live in.

Posted by elswinger | August 4, 2008 3:13 PM
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would they be tearing down the Olympic Athletic Club, or something else? I thought the buildings in that area were historical?

Stupid fuckers are determined to fuck up one of the few remaining interesting and historic parts of Seattle...

Posted by michael strangeways | August 4, 2008 3:36 PM
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They'll be leaving the existing OAC building intact. But Lagerquist says they already razed the one-story wooden building and will tear down the brick warehouse soon.

Posted by Dominic Holden | August 4, 2008 3:41 PM
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@1 - "knell."

Posted by death nellie | August 4, 2008 3:45 PM
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I have no comment other than to say that I'm glad you wrote about something other than drugs. Good show, Dominic.

Posted by Gomez | August 4, 2008 4:29 PM
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They were also supposed to build 22 to 44 story residential and hotel properties on 14 acres - yes, acres - in downtown Seattle, but that vaporized when the CBO-financed fraud collapsed and changed the world.

Bygones.

I wouldn't hold my breath.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 4, 2008 4:45 PM
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I wrote about the two new hotels planned for Ballard a few weeks ago in the Ballard News-Tribune. One will be next door to the OAC and the other will be on Shilshole Ave. where the closed-down Yankee Diner is. The landmark board apparently already approved a design for the OAC hotel.

Posted by wait, no one reads community newspapers? | August 4, 2008 4:54 PM
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Why would anyone want to stay in Ballard? Unless you want to look at shitty duplexes, and an ever-increasingly banal business district, there is nothing there. It went from nowhere to nothing really, really quickly.

Posted by Ba-lard | August 4, 2008 5:26 PM

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