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‘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…

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]

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]

Burien Town Square Condo Sales Resume With 11 Sold Since October

Burien Town Square Condo Sales Resume With 11 Sold Since October

by Ralph Nichols Condo sales have resumed at Burien Town Square. The sales, which began in October, are the first since ST Residential became owner of the seven-story condominium/retail complex with 124... [Read more]

Town Square Condo Sales To Resume Aug. 1; Retail Space Being Marketed

Town Square Condo Sales To Resume Aug. 1; Retail Space Being Marketed

by Ralph Nichols Marketing of condominiums in the Town Square complex will take place over the next couple of weeks, with sales resuming on Aug. 1 for the first time since late summer 2009. Condo prices... [Read more]

What’s Next For Burien Town Square? Don’t Count On A Multiplex Cinema

What’s Next For Burien Town Square? Don’t Count On A Multiplex Cinema

by Ralph Nichols Urban Partners no longer owns the largely unoccupied six-story condominium/retail complex it built as the first private development in Burien’s Town Square. And the clock continues ticking... [Read more]

Will Change In Ownership Of Town Square Clear Way For Renewed Sales?

Will Change In Ownership Of Town Square Clear Way For Renewed Sales?

by Ralph Nichols The privately owned condominium/retail complex in Burien’s Town Square could finally begin filling up next year. Developer Urban Partners transferred title of its six-story building... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Town Square May Be Sold At Trustee’s Sale Friday

BREAKING: Burien Town Square May Be Sold At Trustee’s Sale Friday

by Ralph Nichols Burien Town Square’s only privately developed property – the nearly vacant condominium/retail complex built by Urban Partners, which opened in June 2009 – is now expected to be sold... [Read more]

Urban Partners Anticipates Imminent Settlement Over Town Square Complex

Urban Partners Anticipates Imminent Settlement Over Town Square Complex

by Ralph Nichols Despite recent notice of a pending foreclosure action against the condominium/retail complex in Burien Town Square, negotiations between Urban Partners and ST Residential have progressed... [Read more]

Urban Partners’ Paul Keller Explains Financial Woes To City Council

Urban Partners’ Paul Keller Explains Financial Woes To City Council

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members were told in a cautiously optimistic “bottom-line” update Monday night (May 24) that residential units in the mostly vacant, six-story Town Square... [Read more]

‘We Can Be Proud Of What We Did’ – Town Square Developer Dan Rosenfeld

‘We Can Be Proud Of What We Did’ – Town Square Developer Dan Rosenfeld

by Ralph Nichols As work on the six-story condominium/retail complex in Town Square neared completion, principals of Urban Partners held their breath, month by month, until troubled Corus Bank of Chicago... [Read more]

Is Town Square’s Urban Partners Becoming A “Silent Partner” To Burien?

Is Town Square’s Urban Partners Becoming A “Silent Partner” To Burien?

by Ralph Nichols Paul Keller (pictured, left) – managing principal of Urban Partners, the private developer for Burien’s Town Square – has virtually disappeared from view. Keller has all but... [Read more]

What Is Urban Partners Planning To Do With Burien Town Square?

What Is Urban Partners Planning To Do With Burien Town Square?

by Ralph Nichols Is Urban Partners, the private developer for Burien’s Town Square, just trying to cut its financial losses? Or is the Los Angeles-based firm beginning to pull out of this major... [Read more]

Here’s Why Burien Town Square Sits Vacant Less Than A Year After Opening

Here’s Why Burien Town Square Sits Vacant Less Than A Year After Opening

by Ralph Nichols “Now Leasing Retail,” reads the message on a street-level storefront window in Burien’s still-new Town Square condominium/retail complex at SW 152nd St. and 6th Ave.... [Read more]

Cinema Reps Make Their Pitch To Burien City Council

Cinema Reps Make Their Pitch To Burien City Council

by Ralph Nichols A 10-screen cinema complex at Burien Town Square would be more than just a cluster of movie auditoriums, Burien City Council members were told Monday night (Nov. 2). It would become a... [Read more]