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Firs Mobile Home Park will be closed and redeveloped

View from the Burien Transit Center shows the extent of the smoke plume from the July 2016 fire at the Firs Mobile Home Park in SeaTac. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

The owner of the Firs Mobile Home Park, located at 20440 International Blvd., is planning to close the park and redevelop the property, according to the City of SeaTac.

As we previously reported [1], the mobile home park suffered from a fire that displaced numerous residents in July.

Although the State of Washington’s Office of Mobile Home Relocation Assistance has primary authority for overseeing park closures like this, the City also requires an owner to submit a relocation plan for review and approval.

On Monday (Oct. 17), the City approved the relocation plan, as it complies with the standards of the SeaTac Municipal Code. Anyone objecting to this action can appeal that decision to the City’s Hearing Examiner no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, Oct. 31. Appeals must be filed at the City Clerk’s office.

“City staff worked to ensure the main body of the relocation plan was accurately translated in Spanish, as the Firs is a predominantly Hispanic community,” the City said. “The owner of the park is obligated to provide a copy of the plan to each park tenant. Once the park owner provides an official notice of intent to close the park with the State of Washington, tenants are given 12 months to relocate.”

Firs Mobile Home park is located at 20440 International Blvd.:

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