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Harbor Urban Presents Plans for 173-Unit Apartments for Town Square; + a Poll

Harbor Urban Presents Plans for 173-Unit Apartments for Town Square; + a Poll

Developers Harbor Urban presented new conceptual design plans for the proposed development of Phase II of the Town Square Project to Burien City Staff on Sept. 14…

Burien City Council to Consider Cutting Ties with Urban Partners for Town Square

Burien City Council to Consider Cutting Ties with Urban Partners for Town Square

Portable toilets await crowds before a 2011 event at Town Square Park. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Ralph Nichols When development of Burien’s partially completed Town Square eventually resumes, Urban... [Read more]

Urban Partners Anticipates Imminent Settlement Over Town Square Complex

Urban Partners Anticipates Imminent Settlement Over Town Square Complex

by Ralph Nichols Despite recent notice of a pending foreclosure action against the condominium/retail complex in Burien Town Square, negotiations between Urban Partners and ST Residential have progressed... [Read more]

Council Approves Town Square ‘Standstill Agreement’; Could Mean New Apartments

Council Approves Town Square ‘Standstill Agreement’; Could Mean New Apartments

Burien City Council members approved on a 7-0 vote Monday a “standstill agreement” (download PDF file here) that gives Harbor Urban until Nov. 15 to submit an acceptable plan for a second Town Square housing development…

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Click images to see larger versions. by Jack Mayne That vacant land north of Burien City Hall and south of SW 150th Street will soon be humming with construction noise, digging equipment, and arriving... [Read more]

Burien Council hears, sees plans for two new Town Square developments

Burien Council hears, sees plans for two new Town Square developments

Almost five years after the first privately developed Burien Town Square project – the seven-story condominium-retail complex at SW 152nd St. and 6th Ave. SW – was completed, plans for Phase Two are finally moving forward…

Burien City Council approves $2.75 million sale of Town Square parcels

Burien City Council approves $2.75 million sale of Town Square parcels

At Monday night’s session (June 17), the Burien City Council approved a settlement agreement with RECP/UP Burien II LP, owner of three undeveloped parcels at Burien Town Square related to the sale... [Read more]

Burien City Council Votes to Change Town Square Developers to Legacy Partners

Burien City Council Votes to Change Town Square Developers to Legacy Partners

The Burien City Council voted unanimously Monday night (Feb. 25) to direct Harbor Urban, owner of the still-undeveloped parcels at Burien Town Square, to sell those properties to another real estate developer... [Read more]

Elections by Wards/Districts on Agenda for Tonight’s City Council Meeting

Elections by Wards/Districts on Agenda for Tonight’s City Council Meeting

We’ve been alerted that at tonight’s Burien City Council meeting (7 p.m. at City Hall, 400 SW 152nd Street) there may be a lively discussion on the proposed “districting” of the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Proposed Apartments Will Attract Low End Renters…’

LETTER: ‘Proposed Apartments Will Attract Low End Renters…’

To: Harbor Urban LLC Re: Burien Town Square, Phase II Conceptual Design Package Currently the Burien Comprehensive Plan calls for the phase II Town Square development to be mixed use units with permanence... [Read more]

Burien Council Adopts 2013-14 City Budget Monday Night

Burien Council Adopts 2013-14 City Budget Monday Night

The Burien City Council adopted its 2013-14 budget on a 4-3 vote Monday night (Nov. 5). Mayor Brian Bennett, Deputy Mayor Rose Clark, and council members Joan McGilton and Gerald Robison voted yes. Council... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Protest Dance is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Protest Dance is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ protest dance is set to happen TONIGHT – Monday, Oct. 15 – at the Burien City Council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall…

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

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

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”…

Burien Arts Commission Wants Town Square to be ‘Arts & Cultural District’

Burien Arts Commission Wants Town Square to be ‘Arts & Cultural District’

At Monday night’s meeting (Sept. 17), members of the Burien Arts Commission read from and submitted the following letter to the Burien City Council regarding creating an ‘Arts & Cultural... [Read more]

‘Monumental Agreement’ Points to Resolution of Town Square Standoff

‘Monumental Agreement’ Points to Resolution of Town Square Standoff

A “standstill agreement” – described by Burien City Manager Mike Martin as “monumental” – affecting the undeveloped properties at Town Square – comes before city council members tonight…