Mill Creek continues to grow its Seattle portfolio with the development of Modera Ballard, a pedestrian-friendly apartment community located four miles north of downtown Seattle in the venerable Ballard neighborhood. The community, featuring 132 apartment homes contained in a six-story building, is situated one block north of Market Street on the north shore of Salmon Bay. First move-ins are anticipated for April 2017.
Modera Ballard offers studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom homes ranging in square footage from 533 to 1,175 and includes two stories of subterranean parking. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, club room with outdoor courtyard, dedicated bike and storage rooms and a rooftop deck that features a dog run, barbecue area and views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Seattle skyline. Apartment interiors are equipped with energy-efficient stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, high-end finishes and laminate wood flooring. Select units have patios or balconies.
Situated at 2003 NW 57th Street, the community benefits from a prime location that rates 97 of 100 on Walkscore.com. With an eclectic mix of retail, dining and entertainment options and close proximity to professional employment opportunities in downtown Seattle, South Lake Union and tech-savvy Fremont, the site is among the most desirable in the northwest portion of the metro area. Local attractions within walking distance include Ballard Coffee Works, La Isla Seattle, Pestle Rock, Pie Bar Ballard, Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub, Tractor Tavern and Majestic Bay Theatres. The Ballard Sunday Farmers Market is one of the few year-round farmer’s markets in the nation.
Swedish Hospital’s Ballard campus is two blocks south of the community, the Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library is one block west, and numerous grocery stores, including a QFC, are within a few blocks of the community. Shilshole Bay is a short drive west, where the Ballard Locks connect Lake Washington and Lake Union to Puget Sound. Modera Ballard is also commuter-friendly, sitting within five blocks of 15th Avenue Northwest, the gateway to downtown Seattle. Rapid Ride bus service is stationed on 15th and additional nearby bus service is located on NW Market Street.
The community caters to professionals in the 25-40 age range who have outgrown the urban areas but still crave access to bars and restaurants. Many will be employed by the tech companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google with branches in South Lake Union and Fremont. Smaller families are seen as solid fits for the 3-bedroom homes.
Modera Ballard is the sixth community Mill Creek has developed in the Pacific Northwest. Mill Creek’s current stabilized and lease-up communities in the region include Eddyline Bridgeport, Modera Capitol Hill, Modera Goose Hollow, Modera South Lake Union and Skye at Belltown.