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‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’? Join a Protest Dance at Oct. 15 Council Meeting

Rendering of Harbor Urban’s proposed apartments at the empty parcels in Burien Town Square.

A new community action group called ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ is putting out the call for support for “anyone who supports the idea that Burien cannot settle for apartments-only development in the remaining Town Square parcels” to take part in a protest dance at the City Council meeting this coming Monday, Oct. 15.

The group appears to be comprised of numerous artists and activists, and their protest has been going on a while – read our previous coverage here. [1]

“It would be unconscionable to waste precious downtown core real estate on housing only,” reads an announcement. “Burien must bring in a mix of retail and restaurants, maybe a boutique hotel, maybe a larger art-house movie theatre, or other regional large-draw attractions, including other arts and cultural amenities. And definitely more green space!! Burien must have a strong, unique marketing vision for solid, long-term economic success.”

“If you believe that Burien needs a better plan for the remaining Town Square Parcels, please join Dreaming of a Better Burien as we make our presence known!”

Here are the details:

WHAT: Simple choreographed dance to a re-imagined “Imagine” by John Lennon.


INFO: “This is for young, old and everyone in between. You don’t need to have any dance experience. You can join in the dance, or just come to support. We will have signs designating:

“Please show up at the 6th St. entrance of the Burien Town Square Condos on October 14th at 3 PM. But, don’t worry if you can’t make the rehearsals. It is most important that you join us at the October 15th City Council meeting for the first ten minutes to show the city council that you support a more visionary approach to developing Town Square.”

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