Skills Inc. Consolidates Operations

Have you noticed the barrier fencing outside Skills Inc., 825 NW 47th Street?

I reached out to the nonprofit and they provided the following update:

“Thank you for your inquiry. Skills Inc. Is consolidating our aerospace finish operations in Auburn but our Business Solutions Division will remain in Ballard, as well as Vocational Services and Customized Employment Programs. Our Ballard operations are currently located at 825 NW 47th Street and will move to 4503 8th Ave NW later this year.”

Great to hear they’re staying in the neighborhood!

About Skills Inc.:

Skills Inc. is a self-supporting, nonprofit social enterprise that employs people of ALL ABILITIES in aerospace manufacturing, aerospace finishing, technical services and business solutions. Their fully integrated, inclusive workforce is comprised of individuals with and without disabilities working side-by-side throughout all four lines of business.

Find them online:

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Goodbye Taco Truck, Hello Dental Office

New dental/ retail office coming to 1453 NW 54th Street in Ballard’s West Woodland neighborhood.

You’ve probably noticed that the el camión food truck, normally parked behind Mud Bay on the east-side of 15th Ave NW, has relocated next to Starbuck’s Coffee on the west-side of 15th Ave NW.

Ballard El Camion Food Truck

The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections website shows a site plan (below) for a dental office with the following description, “Establish use as medical service (dentist) and retail and construct a commercial building, occupy per plans”. 

Ballard El Camion Dental Office

Based on the available information… not a new el camion restaurant, but you’ll be able to get your teeth cleaned there soon.

Second Chance For Parents To Tour West Woodland Elementary School

West Woodland Elementary Banner

West Woodland Elementary School opened their doors to prospective parents in mid January, giving folks a chance to meet Kindergarten teachers, tour the school, and join a Q&A with Principal Thaxton.

If you didn’t make the January tour, no problem! The school has scheduled a second event where parents will be able to talk with Principal Thaxton and PTA members. A great opportunity for interested families to learn about the school.

Date: Tuesday, February 13
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: 5601 4th Ave NW. Event begins in the school library.

Please Note: This is an adult only event, no childcare is provided.

WestSide Baby Donation Drop In Ballard

Drop your WestSide Baby donations off at Seattle Gymnastics Academy!

WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects previously owned items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to King County families in need. See list of most needed items:

Start your spring cleaning early! Gather up those gently used sweaters, jackets, highchairs and strollers, and drop them off right here in the neighborhood at Seattle Gymnastics Academy!

Seattle Gymnastics Academy is located at 1415 NW 52nd Street in Ballard’s West Woodland neighborhood.


Ballard West Woodland Seattle Gymnastics Academy