Construction Section

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]

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

The City of Burien announced that ‘exploratory’ roadwork will take place at four different areas near Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood this Thursday, April 30. “There are... [Read more]

Work on new Dottie Harper Park playground will begin this week

Work on new Dottie Harper Park playground will begin this week

The City of Burien announced on its Facebook page Tuesday (April 28) that the Dottie Harper Playground project construction has been awarded to L.W. Sundstrom out of Ravensdale, WA for the amount of $177,221.37.... [Read more]

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Contractor crews for WSDOT will repair this stretch of southbound SR 509 in Burien in summer 2015. Here you can see large cracks in the highway. Following the pavement project, drivers will notice a smoother... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center... [Read more]

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

The City of Burien announced last week that it will be implementing a new intersection improvement project on SW 148th Street. Work will be done to the intersections of 4th Ave SW and SW 148th Street,... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Franciscan to build 52,000 s.f. office building at Thrift Store site

B-TOWN BIZ: Franciscan to build 52,000 s.f. office building at Thrift Store site

Franciscan Health Systems is planning on building a new 52,000 square foot Medical Office Building at the location that formerly housed a Salvation Army Thrift Store at 16033 First Ave South. The lot... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

[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:] The attached photos are enough indictment... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

[Watch full-screen at 1080p for best quality] Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer Demolition began Wednesday morning (Nov. 19) on the “old” Burien City Hall building located on the corner... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Getting your home ready for the holidays? Call GMV Construction!

Getting your home ready for the holidays? Call GMV Construction!

If the crisp air has you thinking about gathering family and friends for the holidays, now is a great time to tackle those home improvement projects you have been putting off. And new Advertiser... [Read more]

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

by Jack Mayne On Monday (Sept. 15), Burien city officials posted a “Stop Work” order at a Kennedy Catholic High School athletic field project – but only some parts of the project were actually halted... [Read more]

Street overlay project to begin Tuesday, Sept. 2

Street overlay project to begin Tuesday, Sept. 2

The City of Burien announced that its Public Works Department will be working with ICON Materials to overlay several streets citywide, as well as upgrade storm drainage facilities along SW 152nd Street... [Read more]

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

The City of Burien announced that it will be conducting significant street work along SW 152nd Street between 10th Avenue SW and Maplewild Ave SW, and elsewhere in Burien starting in mid-August and continuing... [Read more]

Navos shows off new Behavioral Healthcare Center at Lake Burien campus

Navos shows off new Behavioral Healthcare Center at Lake Burien campus

Navos’ CEO David Johnson leads a tour of the new campus with members of the Lake Burien Shore Club. Navos showed off the new Behavioral Healthcare Center for Children, Youth & Families being constructed... [Read more]

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

The City of Burien announced this week that it has received Federal assistance through a WSDOT Citywide Safety Improvements Grant for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections... [Read more]

UPDATE: Delays push Seahurst Park Beach Restoration re-opening to August

UPDATE: Delays push Seahurst Park Beach Restoration re-opening to August

Burien Parks on Friday posted the following update, indicating that delays have pushed the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project re-opening back to August (our last report projected a late July date): As... [Read more]

Road Closure on S. 146th Street starts Wednesday, June 18

Road Closure on S. 146th Street starts Wednesday, June 18

The City of Burien announced that S. 146th Street between 8th Ave S. and Des Moines Memorial Drive S. will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning June 18 due to construction of the NERA drainage... [Read more]

Lawsuit against contractor now likely over needed repairs to new Fire Station

Lawsuit against contractor now likely over needed repairs to new Fire Station

Almost two years after its completion, Burien’s brand new Fire Station still sits empty due to construction problems. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Burien Fire Chief Mike Marrs. by Ralph Nichols The clock... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

The City of Burien said this week that the Seahust Shoreline Restoration Project is in its final stages – and is expected to re-open at the end of July or early August – as construction of storm drainage... [Read more]

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace for a new LA Fitness

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace for a new LA Fitness

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace store in the Burien Town Plaza (14905 4th Ave SW) for a brand new, 44,500 square foot LA Fitness. According to the City of Burien, the new LA Fitness... [Read more]

Expect construction near the Sylvester Road Bridge on Wednesday

Expect construction near the Sylvester Road Bridge on Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 7, there will be overlay construction activities on Sylvester Road SW from just south of the bridge to the 17200 block of Sylvester Rd SW. The entire stretch is approximately half a mike... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Now’s the time for roof work and Bergin Roofing is the One to Choose

Now’s the time for roof work and Bergin Roofing is the One to Choose

The weather is picking up nicely, so now’s a good time to get that roof looked at. Advertiser Bergin Roofing is the one to choose. Proprietor John Bergin and his family love calling the greater Normandy... [Read more]

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

The historic Sequoia tree – which may have been over 100 years old – located in the former King Buffet lot at 137 SW 160th was cut down Monday, April 28. Here are before and after pics (click images... [Read more]

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Demolition has begun at the old Herr Lumber/King Buffet lots on SW 160th near First Ave South for a new, 16,882 square foot CVS Pharmacy. The main building of the new... [Read more]

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School, located at 1010 South 146th Street in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Built in/around 1960 and closed as a school in... [Read more]

Sponsored Post PHOTOS: Phase 2 of El Dorado West construction to be completed in August

PHOTOS: Phase 2 of El Dorado West construction to be completed in August

Phase 2 of Advertiser El Dorado West is scheduled to be completed in August, 2014. “Since our groundbreaking for the new $14 million building on July 31, 2012, El Dorado West has come a long... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Phase 2 construction well underway at Advertiser El Dorado West

Phase 2 construction well underway at Advertiser El Dorado West

Phase 2 construction is well underway at Advertiser El Dorado West Retirement Community. “Phase 1 is now open, so stop in for a visit, and make El Dorado West your new home,” said Kevin Knox…

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Recently, many Readers have been inquiring about why the newly-constructed Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station #28, located at 900 SW 146th Street, sits empty a year after being completed…