On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2019, the City of Burien released the following update about the Westmark Emerald Pointe construction site:

“Residents may notice some machines working on the project site beginning today and continuing for the next two days.

“The City of Burien’s stormwater inspector and the contractor have agreed to a plan to reduce runoff and prevent soil erosion. Work on the plan begins today. Some of the work will involving moving some of the downed trees and brush piles, installing straw wattles, re-installing some of the silt fencing and other measures.

“City staff will continue to visit the sight over the coming months.

“Additionally, two trees that were identified as potential hazards will be removed from the property. One tree is an alder located near the path that leads into the park; the other is a fir tree on the north side of the property.”