BREAKING: City Passes Resolution to Buy Rest of Town Square Properties
BREAKING: At Monday night’s city council meeting, Burien lawmakers voted unanimously to pass a resolution authorizing the buy back of the undeveloped Town Square properties, despite a plea from Jim Atkins, managing director of Harbor-Urban to return to the negotiating table.
Harbor-Urban, the private developer for the Town Square project, owns the vacant land but is in default of its agreement to begin construction of a second development there by July 2011.
“We need to gain some momentum in the downtown corridor to regain our destiny,” said Joan McGilton.
“Frankly I don’t have any faith in Urban Partners,” added Jerry Robison.
Jack Block Jr. chimed in and said “Faith has a huge part in making this a success.”
For more background on this story, read our extensive previous coverage here.
A full report will be posted on the B-Town Blog Tuesday.