Kitchen in Dark Color SchemeWe met with the sales team for Salt, the new condominium building coming to Ballard, and here is an update on some of the specifics for the project that we learned during our meeting with Steven Snider.  Thanks for your time Steve! 

Construction Dates

  • Start construction by March of 2015 or sooner
  • Completion is planned for June 2016

Starting Prices

One Bedroom + 1 Bath:

  • ’01 Stack:  Start at $319,950 – 574-621 sqft (no parking included)

One Bedroom + 1 ½ Baths:

  • ’03 Stack: Start at $374,950 – 726-772 sqft
  • ’04 Stack: Start at $375,950 – 686-732 sqft
  • ’05 Stack: Start at $365,950 – 636-681 sqft
  • ’07 Stack: Start at $349,950 – 560 sqft

Two Bedroom + 1 Bath:

  • ’02 Stack: Start at $479,950 – 814-897 sqft

Three Bedroom + 2 Baths:

  • ’06 Stack: Start at $599,950 – 1031 sqft

Live/Work Ground Floor units- with 18’ Ceilings are One Bedrooms:

  • $499,950, $629,950 and $669,950 for 919sqft, 1,100sqft, and 1,428 sqft respectively



  • 2 color palettes to choose from for the interiors – one lighter and one darker
  • Stainless  steel appliances – Bosch and Fisher Paykel
  • Hardwood flooring is standard
  • No additional upgrades or customization is offered
  • Electric wall heat and individual water heaters in units
  • All of the units have decks except for the 2nd floor units, they have slightly larger interiors



  • 38 units; 34 parking spaces – the ’01 stack will not have parking
  • Bike storage for every home
  • Party room with kitchen on the entry level
  • Rooftop deck
  • 10 storage units available for $10,000 each (5’x5’)
  • One retail space on the 1st floor, unknown who will occupy that at the time of this post
  • HOA dues will be around 35-50 cents per square foot and will include water/sewer/garbage and the sewer capacity charge (no gas to building)
  • All metal and masonry exterior
  • Built Green


  • They are now accepting purchase and sale agreements – no Reservations agreements needed
  • No on-site Sales Center-  Matrix’s offices in Queen Anne will be where buyers can view floor plans, renderings etc.
  • They already have 2 homes in contract so pre-sales are happening now
  • 5% earnest money deposit is required

With the current easy going and relaxed approach to starting the sales off right away without a big grand roll out shebang and straight to purchase and sales agreements thereby avoiding the waiting list and reservation agreements, it will be interesting to see how the sales go compared to other new construction condo projects with official sales centers, and highly publicized grand openings.   We’ll keep you updated as sales continue and other specifics are determined by the developer.

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.