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Ballard Residents Ambush Mayor Over aPodment Project

Soon, the 2,180 square-foot house at 1715 Northwest 58th Street will be gone and in its place, according to current plans, will be a 43-unit micro-apartment building. This isn't sitting well with some of the local residents, who ambushed Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn over the weekend to share their displeasure with the development.

Mayor McGinn didn't seem too put-off by the incoming aPodment complex, saying "it's an affordable way for a young person or an older person to live in the neighborhood where they work." Is it all just a bit of NIMBY (as we've seen with micro-housing developments in Seattle)? We'll have to keep an eye on the neighborhood and building when it eventually goes up.
· Ballard residents ambush Seattle mayor over development [KIRO]
· aPodments Are Coming For Your Daughters, Seattle [Curbed Seattle]