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Burien City Council asked to vacate streets on Port-owned land in NERA

Burien City Council asked to vacate streets on Port-owned land in NERA

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle is asking the Burien City Council to vacate all the streets in the part of the Northeast Redevelopment Area that it plans to develop. The property is bordered by South... [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…

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

The City of Burien announced on its website that it will soon be breaking ground on a new stormwater and trail project in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), located north of SR 518.  NERA is a 135-acre... [Read more]

Remaining Burien Town Square Parcels acquired by Legacy Partners

Remaining Burien Town Square Parcels acquired by Legacy Partners

The three remaining parcels of the Burien Town Square area have been acquired by Legacy Partners Residential, in a deal that closed Sept. 26. The land, totaling more than 141,000 square feet, is located... [Read more]

Long dispute over Westmark’s ‘Emerald Pointe’ ends with agreement

Long dispute over Westmark’s ‘Emerald Pointe’ ends with agreement

by Jack Mayne After 23 years of battling between Neighbors of Seahurst Park and Westmark Development Corp., the two sides reached an agreement Friday, Sept. 13, that frees the developer to use its clearing... [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]

Sponsored Post This Week’s Prudential NW Open House is the new Westwood Ridge development

This Week’s Prudential NW Open House is the new Westwood Ridge development

This week’s BTB Real Estate Sponsor Prudential Northwest’s Open House – to be held both Saturday and Sunday – is a new development called Westwood Ridge! The event will take place at... [Read more]

Sponsored Post PHOTO: Ribbon cut for new Westwood Ridge development in Burien Tuesday

PHOTO: Ribbon cut for new Westwood Ridge development in Burien Tuesday

Tuesday morning (Aug. 27), a group of our good friends from Real Estate Sponsor Prudential Northwest Realty gathered to cut the ribbon to celebrate their new Westwood Ridge development, being built on... [Read more]

LETTER: Neighborhood group suing City of Burien over Westmark development

LETTER: Neighborhood group suing City of Burien over Westmark development

[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 City of Burien has recently issued... [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]

‘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…

‘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]

Burien Council Votes to Begin Process to Buy Back Vacant Town Square Properties

Burien Council Votes to Begin Process to Buy Back Vacant Town Square Properties

Paul Keller of Urban Partners. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members voted 7-0 Monday night (June 4) to initiate a buy-back of the vacant Town Square properties from Harbor-Urban, which has an agreement... [Read more]

Mayor ‘Optimistic’ about Future of Downtown Burien, Town Square Buy Back

Mayor ‘Optimistic’ about Future of Downtown Burien, Town Square Buy Back

Burien Mayor Brian Bennett by Ralph Nichols Burien Mayor Brian Bennett is optimistic that a proposal for the city to repurchase the vacant properties in Town Square, then sell them to a new developer,... [Read more]

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]

Puget Sound Energy Plans Development at Des Moines Creek Business Park

Puget Sound Energy Plans Development at Des Moines Creek Business Park

Puget Sound Energy is planning a major presence – including a corporate office building and a warehouse – in Des Moines Creek Business Park at the south end of Sea-Tac International Airport…

WATERLAND BLOG: Des Moines City Manager Says City is Open for Business

WATERLAND BLOG: Des Moines City Manager Says City is Open for Business

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Click image to see larger version of the city’s new Comprehensive Plan for the downtown area. by Jack Mayne Des Moines has long been considered unfriendly... [Read more]