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Ribbon cutting held Friday for new cold storage facility in Burien’s NERA

Ribbon cutting held Friday for new cold storage facility in Burien’s NERA

A Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening was held on Friday (June 23), welcoming Western Distribution Services, LLC to their new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility located in the Northeast Redevelopment... [Read more]

Ground broken on new facility in Burien’s NERA Tuesday; 600-800 jobs coming

Ground broken on new facility in Burien’s NERA Tuesday; 600-800 jobs coming

North East Redevelopment Area groundbreaking in Burien, 6 June 2017. Photos courtesy Don Wilson/Port of Seattle. The Port of Seattle, the City of Burien, and Panattoni Development broke ground Tuesday... [Read more]

Ground broken on new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility in Burien

Ground broken on new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility in Burien

On Wednesday (Aug. 31), a ground breaking ceremony was held for a brand new, 241,140 square foot Cold Storage Warehouse Facility in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA) of Burien. Speakers at the event... [Read more]

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]

LETTER: ‘Collaborating with neighborhoods and developers will make NERA shine’

LETTER: ‘Collaborating with neighborhoods and developers will make NERA shine’

[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:] Letter to the Editor, Burien is built... [Read more]

Burien’s new SR 518 interchange to be paid for by higher gas taxes

Burien’s new SR 518 interchange to be paid for by higher gas taxes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a new graphic at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 4: Composite image of renderings for new SR 518 interchange courtesy City of Burien. Click image to see larger version. by... [Read more]

Northeast Burien gets redevelopment boost with $5 million federal grant

Northeast Burien gets redevelopment boost with $5 million federal grant

by Jack Mayne The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $5 million grant to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to redevelop and create 732,000 square feet of air cargo-related warehouse space... [Read more]

Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle Commission Co-President, cuts the ribbon with Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. Click image to see animation of the ribbon cutting. Photos by Scott Schaefer The City of Burien, in... [Read more]

Learn about Burien’s stormwater plan at Trout Unlimited meeting Tuesday night

Learn about Burien’s stormwater plan at Trout Unlimited meeting Tuesday night

Dan O’Brien, Project Manager for the City of Burien, will be discussing the city’s regional stormwater and trail project in the Northeast Redevelopment Area at the Trout Unlimited meeting... [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]

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]

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]

Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on proposed NERA Stormwater Facilities

Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on proposed NERA Stormwater Facilities

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced this week that it is seeking public comments on the City of Burien’s proposed NERA Regional Stormwater Facilities, to be located at S. 144th Street... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Questions about NERA but answers have not been as easy to find…’

LETTER: ‘Questions about NERA but answers have not been as easy to find…’

[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:] At the last council meeting, Monday December... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why hasn’t there been open public disclosure on what is going on in NERA?’

LETTER: ‘Why hasn’t there been open public disclosure on what is going on in NERA?’

[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:] Editor of The B-Town Blog- I attended... [Read more]

Alarm Over Zoning For Adult Entertainment In NERA Called ‘Non-Issue’

Alarm Over Zoning For Adult Entertainment In NERA Called ‘Non-Issue’

by Ralph Nichols An apparent misreading of the limits placed by the Burien Municipal Code (BMC) on where adult entertainment businesses can locate within the city has raised alarm among some community... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Comp. Plan Changes Raise Many Questions And Concerns

LETTER: Burien Comp. Plan Changes Raise Many Questions And Concerns

Read through the proposed changes to the Burien Comp plan, outlined in the Planning Commission packet of Oct 12 (see pages 4 – 10, especially sections 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6). It raises many questions... [Read more]

Planning Commission To Consider Changes To Comprehensive Plan For NERA

Planning Commission To Consider Changes To Comprehensive Plan For NERA

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of several articles focusing on economic development in the Highline area that will appear on The B-Town Blog in the next few weeks. One issue that has elicited... [Read more]

Port Of Seattle Must Monitor Stormwater At Lora Lake Site For Pollutants; Dept. Of Ecology Seeking Comments

Port Of Seattle Must Monitor Stormwater At Lora Lake Site For Pollutants; Dept. Of Ecology Seeking Comments

The Port of Seattle announced that it will start sampling and testing stormwater from the former Lora Lake Apartment complex in Burien this winter as part of a legal agreement with the Department of Ecology... [Read more]

New Freeway Interchange May Be Coming To Burien

New Freeway Interchange May Be Coming To Burien

by Ralph Nichols Burien long has wanted an interchange connecting State Route 518 with Des Moines Memorial Drive to improve access to businesses that, city officials hope, will move into the Northeast... [Read more]

CITYNOTES: Burien’s Sales Tax Revenue Down 16.2%; NE Redevelopment Area Revisions Proposed

CITYNOTES: Burien’s Sales Tax Revenue Down 16.2%; NE Redevelopment Area Revisions Proposed

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members were presented with dismal sales tax figures from City Manager Mike Martin at the beginning of their meeting last Monday, Oct. 5th. Through July, the city’s... [Read more]

Public Input Sought for Burien NE Redevelopment Strategy

Public Input Sought for Burien NE Redevelopment Strategy

This just in from the City of Burien: Map of the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA) The City of Burien, in partnership with the Port of Seattle (operators of Sea-Tac International Airport), is studying... [Read more]