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 138th Street to the north, 8th Avenue South to the west, and Des Moines Memorial Drive South to the east and south: Port-NERAMap-72116 NERA_Plat_Vacations The area was residential when it was bought 20 years ago for the third runway noise containment. Port spokesman Perry Cooper said the streets were not bought at the time. The plan (download PDF file here) – jointly created by the city and the Port – is to vacate the present three subdivisions to create a parcel of sufficient size to accommodate a future commercial and airport related use. “This completes that property so the entire area can be developed,” Cooper said. “This brings everything together.” The Port is working with Burien to develop this area into a mix of airport-compatible uses. The Burien Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Council chambers. The formal action item for this will be on the Port of Seattle Commission agenda for Sept. 13.]]>