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Ballard Bridge
Photo used courtesy of Mark Dunford

Ballard Maritime
Photo used courtesy of Shawn Shawhan

Swedish/Ballard Campus
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Ballard Coffee Works
Photo used courtesy of Will Martin

Bastille Cafe and Bar
Photo used courtesy of Will Martin

Pacific Fishermen Shipyard
Photo used courtesy of Will Martin

Railroad Bridge at the Locks
Photo used courtesy of Mark Dunford

BalMar
Photo used courtesy of Will Martin

Ballard Avenue
Photo used courtesy of Will Martin

Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth
In 2013, the Chamber was instrumental in creating the Ballard
Partnership for Smart Growth (BPSG). The BPSG is a multi‐year
strategic initiative to encourage investment and build
sustainable relationships in Ballard.
Representing more than 50 Ballard businesses, property owners
and residents, the BPGS worked throughout 2013 to complete the
Smart Growth Framework for Central Ballard. The framework was
designed to identify short‐ and long‐term actions needed to
promote a unique and vital Central Ballard core that will adapt
to change over time. These strategies will address critical
needs in Ballard as they relate to four key areas:
1. Urban Design and Transportation,
2. Business Retention and Economic Development
3. Marketing and Promotions, and
4. Clean/Healthy/Safe.
In 2014, the group reconvened to refine the framework and create
a comprehensive strategic plan that will be finalized later this
year. The current draft can be viewed here.
Concurrently, the Ballard Chamber and the BPSG have developed a
proposed Business Improvement Area (BIA) for Ballard to
implement the plan and ensure a vital Ballard for the future.

Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth (BPSG)

In 2013, the Chamber was instrumental in creating the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth (BPSG). The BPSG is a multi‐year strategic initiative to encourage investment and build sustainable relationships in Ballard.

Representing more than 50 Ballard businesses, property owners and residents, the BPGS worked throughout 2013 to complete the Smart Growth Framework for Central Ballard. The framework was designed to identify short and long‐term actions needed to promote a unique and vital Central Ballard core that will adapt to change over time.

These strategies will address critical needs in Ballard as they relate to four key areas:
1. Urban Design and Transportation
2. Business Retention and Economic Development
3. Marketing and Promotions
4. Clean/Healthy/Safe

In 2014, the group reconvened to refine the framework and created a comprehensive Strategic Plan that was finalized late last year. Concurrently, the Ballard Chamber and the BPSG have developed a proposed Business Improvement Area (BIA) for Ballard to implement the plan and ensure a vital Ballard for the future.

Central Ballard Public Restroom Study

The Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth and the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Public Space Program are working together on a feasibility study that will identify the preferred location and design of a clean, safe, and accessible permanent public restroom in Central Ballard.