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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…

LETTER: Planning Commission ‘not looking to change’ number of condos or apartments

LETTER: Planning Commission ‘not looking to change’ number of condos or apartments

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by – and including the opinion of – a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The discussion... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Minimum 400 plus Apartment units coming to our Town Square…’

LETTER: ‘Minimum 400 plus Apartment units coming to our Town Square…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] City Planning Commission Meeting thoughts; Hello,... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Burien’s Own Coupeville Landslide is on the Horizon’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Burien’s Own Coupeville Landslide is on the Horizon’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Unfortunately, the landslide that caused widespread... [Read more]

LETTER: Has the City of Burien Revived the Emerald Pointe/Westmark Project?

LETTER: Has the City of Burien Revived the Emerald Pointe/Westmark Project?

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is not an "article," nor does it reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog:] Below is a letter I received from R.W Thorpe &... [Read more]

Order Amended to Speed Cleanup of Lora Lake Apartment Site in Burien

Order Amended to Speed Cleanup of Lora Lake Apartment Site in Burien

An amendment to a legal agreement between the Department of Ecology and the Port of Seattle will speed cleanup of the Lora Lake Apartments site in Burien (map below), according to an announcement released... [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]

VIDEO: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Musical Protest at City Council Meeting

VIDEO: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Musical Protest at City Council Meeting

Here’s our footage of the ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ group’s musical protest against new apartments being built at Burien Town Square at Monday night’s city council meeting:  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”…

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…

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…

‘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…

LETTER: ‘No Apartment Buildings in Burien Town Square’

LETTER: ‘No Apartment Buildings in Burien Town Square’

To the Editor of the B-Town Blog NO APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN BURIEN TOWN SQUARE “The community’s vision for downtown is an attractive, clean, safe and vibrant place that is welcoming to people of all... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Whispering Brook Condo’s New Owner Lowers Prices

Advertiser Whispering Brook Condo’s New Owner Lowers Prices

We’d like to welcome our latest Advertiser, Whispering Brook Condominiums, to The B-Town Blog. The new owners have lowered prices and they’re quite aggressive, with one-bedroom homes starting... [Read more]

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols As demolition crews prepared this week to tear down the Lora Lake Apartments – long the center of heated controversy over affordable housing in Burien – near Sea-Tac International... [Read more]

Hearing On Ruth Dykeman Zoning Change Sept. 23rd

Hearing On Ruth Dykeman Zoning Change Sept. 23rd

View Larger Map We heard rumors about this all summer, and now it looks like it’s true according to the City of Burien – the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center, located on SW 152nd (with... [Read more]

Lora Lake Agreement Called Off Due To Soil Contamination

Lora Lake Agreement Called Off Due To Soil Contamination

BURIEN – The Port of Seattle and the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) have mutually agreed to rescind their agreement for the sale of the 162-unit Lora Lake Apartments to the KCHA following... [Read more]

B-Town’s Vintage Park Apartments Site Sold

B-Town’s Vintage Park Apartments Site Sold

BURIEN – The Laramar Group, a real estate investment and management company, has acquired the Vintage Park, a 543-unit apartment property in Burien. The property, located at 1101 SW 139th Street,... [Read more]

What Will Happen to the Lora Lake Apartments?

What Will Happen to the Lora Lake Apartments?

The long-standing controversy over the Lora Lake Apartments in Burien may soon come to a close, with 162 units of affordable housing saved, and a package of benefits to the city of Burien. The Burien City... [Read more]