Market Rate Housing & Mixed Use
Public & Municipal
Client: Merrill Gardens
Merrill Gardens @ Ballard is an assisted living complex managed by Merrill Gardens. It is located in the rapidly changing neighborhood of Ballard. It consists of 105 residential units, 3,600 SF of retail and 65 parking stalls.
Fazio Associates designed the ground level private courtyard and streetscape, private terraces on the third floor, and a roofdeck amenity space. Streetscape elements, such as the street trees, benches, bike racks, and large operable windows encourage a lively street experience at both the retail and residential areas, contributing to the Ballard neighborhood character. At the ground level courtyard, string lighting, raised planters with small trees and shrubs, and integrated benches at the private courtyard creates an intimate outdoor “room” that acts as an extension of the dining area.
Similar features at the roof-deck enhance the outdoor kitchen and dining area, and the outdoor “living room” to foster a sense of community for the residents. The roof-deck also features an outdoor fireplace as well as custom-made planters specifically designated for Community Garden/Vegetable Cultivation. View corridors span up the ship canal and out to the Puget Sound.