Isola builds 53 townhouses in Ballard

Rendering by Marc Szabo

Construction is underway on 53 townhouses by Isola Homes at 7500 15th Ave. N.W. in Ballard.

NK Architects designed Talta Ballard, which is slated for completion in fall of 2018.

Also on the team are Root of Design (landscape design), Blueline (civil engineering) and Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering.

The project has 20 two-bedroom live/work units and 33 townhouses with a mix of two and three bedrooms, including three with private elevators.

All the units will be 1,360 to 1,730 square feet.

They will have large windows, open floor plans and energy-efficient heating and cooling using a Mitsubishi mini-split system, NK said in a press release.

The architect said the exterior will be clad in a blend of traditional brick and modern durable materials. The streetscape will be enhanced by the ground floor live/work retail spaces, which will be sheltered by metal and cedar canopies.

Outdoor spaces will include private rooftop decks, landscaped patios for some units and courtyard spaces with seating.

The 65 parking spaces will be in an at-grade garage, which will elevate the townhouses above the street for privacy and views.

A garage shop with an unfinished structure, a retail shop, dry-cleaners, a Stop N Go, a donut house and surface parking were on the site before construction began.

NK said Talta means camp or park in Swedish.