northeast redevelopment area Section

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]

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

By Jack Mayne A huge new cold storage facility will be completed in Burien in a few months, following the earlier $4.5 million sale of 14 acres of city-owned land in the Northeast Redevelopment Area. Bridge... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]