On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School District.

Amendment #538 (PDF file) clarifies that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can provide funding for noise mitigation to schools that are outside the current noise contours if the FAA entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the schools before September 2002:

“to an airport operator of a congested airport (as defined in section 47175) and a unit of local government referred to in paragraph (1)(B) to carry out a project to mitigate noise, if the project—
‘‘(i) consists of—
‘‘(I) replacement windows, doors, and the installation of through-the-wall air con- ditioning units; or
‘‘(II) acquisition and installation of the windows, doors, and other noise mitigation elements to be used in a school re-construction if reconstruction is the preferred local solution;
‘‘(ii) is located at a school near the airport;”

“Highline School District has been working tirelessly to meet the terms of the agreement with the FAA to help mitigate noise pollution that the schools experience,” Smith said. “Today’s amendment, crafted with bipartisan support and in coordination with the House Transportation Committee will help ensure that promises made to our local schools are kept. Having grown up in SeaTac myself, I know it is important to fight for our children’s right to a safe and healthy learning environment.”

According to a statement, Smith authored the amendment to ensure that funding for noise mitigation agreed upon in a 2002 MOA between the Port of Seattle, the FAA, and Highline School District was provided to two remaining schools that were recently deemed ineligible for funding.

Since the MOA was signed, the noise contours around the airport changed, leaving the two schools in areas where the FAA could not legally provide mitigation despite the prior agreement being in place.

This amendment will allow for the FAA to provide the promised funding to the remaining schools so that they can acquire insulated doors, windows, and other forms of sound mitigation.

By Jack Mayne

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta created a small controversy when he wrote a letter to the King County Superior Court judge presently considering an appeal of the residents of the Firs Mobile Home Park who have been told they have to move to make way for a commercial development.

Some members of the SeaTac City Council and city residents have said it was inappropriate for the mayor of an adjoining city to interfere with SeaTac’s decisions and processes. Matta told the SeaTac and B-Town Blogs that he had the right to comment on what appears to be an unfair action involving the mostly Hispanic residents of the Firs.

On March 30, King County Superior Court Judge LeRoy McCullough postponed the decision on an appeal by the residents of the approval by a SeaTac hearing examiner of a decision that allowed the park to close and the property redeveloped possibly for hotels and other higher uses.

“I did not have time to get through the voluminous record,” the judge said in a written statement released via his court bailiff.

The Firs residents said in their appeal that “mobile home park owners and residents are subject to reasonable regulation, which include carefully balanced requirements for closing a mobile home park: At least one-year proper notice of intent to close a mobile home park, cooperative formulation and implementation of a relocation plan to successfully relocate all residents of the mobile home park before a mobile home park can be closed and converted to another land use.”

Matta asked the judge to send the matter back to the original hearing examiner for more consideration of the decision.

Several legal observers, including SeaTac City Attorney Mary Mirante Bartolo, have said state law offers no other help the city can utilize to help the residents who have been protesting the eviction for over a year.

SeaTac officials and some residents have said it was inappropriate for Mayor Matta to say in his letter that “This letter is my opinion and not the opinion of the Burien City Council” but then sign it as “Jimmy Matta Burien Mayor.” Matta said Monday he is legally permitted to use his signature as mayor in communications.

Here’s Matta’s letter:

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Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six Open Houses this weekend!

The first one is a move-in ready Rambler in Burien’s quiet Blakley Manor neighborhood:

3BR with 1.75BA on a generous 8395 sq ft lot with a shed and covered patio for year-round use.

Kitchen features newer SS appliances and butcher block counters.

Baths were also recently updated while the roof and HWT are less than 6 years old!

Central AC just in time for summer.

Fresh exterior paint and big driveway with room for an RV or boat!

Close to the new PCC, Trader Joes and access to highways 509 and 518.

Come see!

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 18: Noon – 2 p.m. & 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16519 4th Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $460,000
  • MLS Number: 1289176
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,220 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,395 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Garage-Attached

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is an amazing remodeled home with SIX bedrooms & 2 Baths:

Spacious formal dining room, updated kitchen & appliances with granite counter tops, wood burning fireplace.

Home comes with high ceilings, crown moldings, original wainscoting and other charming features.

Awesome yard with spectacular gardens, fountains and fruit trees.

Home sits on almost 1/2 an acre.

Enjoy your private hot tub all year long and cool off with AC in the summer.

House is set back from street with a large front yard and long driveway.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 20: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 11441 Glendale Wy S., Seattle, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,900
  • MLS Number: 1291053
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,080 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 18,291 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Fenced-Partially
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Outbuildings

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next up is a great 3-bedroom rambler with an updated kitchen, open concept style with dining & living rooms:

Cheery corner windows & wood burning fireplace welcome features to the living room.

Three bedrooms, full bath. extra closet in master stays. Separate laundry, too.

Lovely tree lined front yard, one car garage & extra parking.

Covered back porch for all weather barbecuing, huge fenced yard for play and entertaining.

Well cared for and convenient location to freeways, Light rail to Seattle, Des Moines Marina, airport & more!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 19: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20229 13th Ave S., SeaTac, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $329,950
  • MLS Number: 1292695
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 980 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


How about a luxury home with a sweeping view of Mount Rainier?!

This modern home features hardwood laminate flooring and extensive quartz and tile work throughout.

An entertainers dream come true!

This home boasts a huge kitchen with quartz countertops, tile black splash and island.

Master bedroom suite has 5-piece master bath, soaking tub and over-sized shower.

Junior master with bath.

Patio and fenced back yard.Over-sized roof top deck.

Garage.

Walk to everything and minutes to downtown Seattle.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 19: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10005 18th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $679,950
  • MLS Number: 1293251
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,500 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is located in the desirable Genesee Neighborhood (Alaskan Junction) in West Seattle:

Circa 1946, good looking and inviting traditional well-kept home.

Interior has two bedrooms and one full bath.

Spacious front room has bay window.

Kitchen with eating area.

Dream backyard is perfect for barbeques or summer time gatherings.

Large lot is ideal for pets.

Front yard is fully fenced.

Over-sized one car detached garage.

Driveway offers additional off street parking. Ideal location!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 20: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4732 50th Ave SW West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1278938
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Approximate House SqFt: 720 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,095 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Patio

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a newly constructed 5-bedroom home in Des Moines:

Welcome home! Des Moines New Construction Home.

Great looking home with desirable 5 bedroom floor plan.

Dramatic entry with living room and dining room.

Main floor has bedroom with its own full bath.

Upstairs is 4 more bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Master bath complete with jetted tub.

High end features throughout.

Gorgeous surfaces and details.

Large lot with dream back yard.

Home has covered outdoor area.

This location offers easy access to buslines, downtown, airport and major roadways.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 20: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1216 S. 211th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1262895
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,147 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,824 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding several Open Houses this weekend.

The first one is a great 3-bedroom rambler with an updated kitchen, open concept style with dining & living rooms:

Cheery corner windows & wood burning fireplace welcome features to the living room.

Three bedrooms, full bath. extra closet in master stays. Separate laundry, too.

Lovely tree lined front yard, one car garage & extra parking.

Covered back porch for all weather barbecuing, huge fenced yard for play and entertaining.

Well cared for and convenient location to freeways, Light rail to Seattle, Des Moines Marina, airport & more!

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 11: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20229 13th Ave S., SeaTac, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $329,950
  • MLS Number: 1283783
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 980 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is located in the desirable Genesee Neighborhood (Alaskan Junction) in West Seattle:

Circa 1946, good looking and inviting traditional well-kept home.

Interior has two bedrooms and one full bath.

Spacious front room has bay window.

Kitchen with eating area.

Dream backyard is perfect for barbeques or summer time gatherings.

Large lot is ideal for pets.

Front yard is fully fenced.

Over-sized one car detached garage.

Driveway offers additional off street parking. Ideal location!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 12: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4732 50th Ave SW West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1278938
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Approximate House SqFt: 720 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,095 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Patio

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House has sweeping 270-degree, west-exposed views of the Sound, Olympics & city all from the comfort of a wraparound deck in Des Moines:

This spacious, bright & open concept home is meticulously maintained and has room to spare!

Perfect for large Single Family or Multi-family.

6+ beds plus office/den AND potential for more! 2 separate entry w/3beds, full kitchen & utilities.

Potential ADA access 8-10 off street parking +2 covered in 650 ft att. garage.

Large level yard, plenty of storage.

This place has it all – a must see!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 12: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 738 S 231st Street, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $829,999
  • MLS Number: 1284975
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,250 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,197 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a luxury home with a sweeping view of Mount Rainier!

This modern home features hardwood laminate flooring and extensive quartz and tile work throughout.

An entertainers dream come true!

This home boasts a huge kitchen with quartz countertops, tile black splash and island.

Master bedroom suite has 5-piece master bath, soaking tub and over-sized shower.

Junior master with bath.

Patio and fenced back yard.Over-sized roof top deck.

Garage.

Walk to everything and minutes to downtown Seattle.

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 11: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 12: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10005 18th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $679,950
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,500 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

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By the Port of Seattle

With a busy professional and personal life, you may wonder if becoming a mentor is a good investment of your valuable time. If someone helped you build a strong career, you know how important a mentor is to a young person — it’s a life-changing relationship. But many students don’t have access to a mentor, so some commercial and governmental entities are stepping forward to fill the gap.

For example, for the upcoming summer of 2018, the Port of Seattle became one of several organizations in the Seattle area to partner with Educurious, a nonprofit organization committed to education and community-based initiatives designed to ensure young people have the vision, skills and support they need to succeed in and beyond school. Educurious, in partnership with the Port, is currently seeking industry mentors working in port-related professions to coach students on career goals, provide tactics to handle workplace issues, and help them effectively communicate in the workplace, through a virtual tech-based link 30 minutes weekly, in July and August.

A mentor is typically an experienced and positive individual offering professional coaching and advice – not in a supervisory role, but in a more personal way – to a student who’s exploring a new industry or just starting their career. One-on-one discussions, whether in-person or virtual, help boost the protégé’s confidence and understanding of their career path, and build skills like interviewing and navigating the workplace. But there are also career benefits for the mentor.

Mentoring can boost job satisfaction and re-energize your interest in your career. Great mentors share stories and experiences about their education, industry, career path, successes and challenges. Encouraging your mentee to ask questions about your industry may prompt you to think deeply about your own goals and achievements. You’ll have a chance to reflect on your career, the path that led you to where you are today in the work world, and the organizations that have employed you.

One mentor wants to provide focus and help define career goals for the student:

“I feel I missed my time in high school to achieve my dreams.  Now I am doing it – but with about a 10-year delay.  I don’t want another entrepreneur to miss their time.”

For example, the Port of Seattle is seeking qualified individuals working as corporate, nonprofit or small business employees to serve as mentors to high school youth – whether in aviation, maritime, and environmental professions, along with those working in skilled trades and public administration. These employees might work in information technology, finance, construction, engineering or even fire prevention or criminal justice.

Mentoring develops larger professional networks and enhances relationships. Good mentors gain increased recognition among peers. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s a compelling addition to your résumé and LinkedIn profile.

At the Port of Seattle, mentors can attend two in-person events – including a graduation ceremony for their mentees. “It’s an opportunity for local professionals to not only meet their mentee, but also to network themselves, with other professionals and companies who have same commitment to the community, youth and equitable employment access,” says Amberine Wilson, human resources outreach manager, who is overseeing the Port’s mentoring program.

You’ll get to know a different generation. Gen-Y kids will soon sit at desks throughout North America, so cross-generational learning benefits everyone. Together, you’ll discuss challenges in your field and new trends. You’ll help develop the talent your industry needs for the next generation.

In the Port of Seattle program, mentors will help students sharpen their communication skills through informational and mock interviews, and develop “elevator pitches” for in-person meetings. Students will also get a chance to connect with professionals from a variety of backgrounds – there is particular interest in locating professionals of color and owners of small and minority-owned businesses for the Port’s program.

Bonus: Studies have shown that those who’ve been mentored are more likely to mentor.

You’ll refresh and improve professional interpersonal skills. Great mentors expand their coaching and leadership traits, as you work with protégés from different backgrounds, cultures, levels of experience and personality types. You’ll set a good example for your mentee by modeling active listening, appropriate workplace behavior, offering constructive advice, and engaging in optimistic motivation.

You’ll help your mentee understand how to navigate workplace challenges. You’ll share how to avoid mistakes – ones you’ve made or ones you’ve observed – along with tensions and resolutions that take place daily. A young woman in engineering may meet another female engineer, or a young person of color may be mentored by a person of color who is a leader in aviation, Wilson says. Essentially, someone coming from a similar background, and who therefore understands common concerns and challenges, and models success in a position. Students will be able to say, “’I can see myself in this role,’’ Wilson says. “I see someone who looks and speaks like me in this role.”

Mentoring provides personal satisfaction. Effective mentors support the development of another person’s short- and long-term goals. You’ll be fondly remembered as a guiding influence and will create a long-lasting professional legacy that will last beyond your working years. Port of Seattle mentors are matched with interns who complete a questionnaire about their interests and goals.

After all, mentors reassure young people that there are people who can help guide them through workplace challenges. Quality mentoring relationships help mentees grow professionally and personally, and boost the likelihood of future workplace success. Research has shown that high school mentees have a more positive attitude toward school, work and interpersonal relationships, and an increased chance of graduating from high school.

Who is a good mentor?
According to Amberine Wilson, all that’s truly required is a professional interest in developing youth and giving back to the community. Mentors of every age are effective, whether they’re new to a career or close to retirement age. Here are seven more qualities of good mentors, according to a recent study.

  1. Exhibit admirable personal qualities, including enthusiasm, compassion, and selflessness.
  2. Act as a career guide, offering a vision but purposefully tailoring support to each mentee.
  3. Commit to regular, frequent and productive meetings.
  4. Strike the right personal and professional balance. Do get to know your student’s personality and life. In an Educurious survey, 80% of students said that they feel nervous when adults don’t share information about themselves.
  5. Leave a legacy of how to be a good mentor through role modeling and instituting policies that set expectations and standards for mentorship.
  6. Communicate clearly with students and motivate them by providing truthful feedback. Students rely on clear guidance from mentors to improve their skills.
  7. Inspire students to explore their interests. An Educurious teacher said that having a mentor “virtually participate in my classroom fueled my students’ fire to learn – which is what every teacher strives to do.”

How to become a mentor
Becoming a virtual mentor is an easy four-step process:

  1. Complete an online application to capture your interests and expertise.
  2. Participate in a 30-minute introductory phone call with Educurious.
  3. Complete an onboarding webinar.
  4. Pass a background check.

Mentors receive the necessary resources, training, and support to form impactful relationships with students. Educurious guides you through the sign up, onboarding, and matching process and is always available as a resource to answer questions.

Recognized as a national leader on sustainability and economic development, the Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, cruise, cargo and grain terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal, four public marinas and local real estate assets.

On Sunday afternoon, May 6, the Port of Seattle Police Department responded to a suspicious package outside the main terminal, and closed and evacuated the upper drive.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the upper drive has been evacuated,” the Port said. “Appreciate your patience.”

The Port later gave full clearance and re-opened the terminal.

The Port said that the package was safely removed for further investigation. During the investigation, Port law enforcement officials closed the airport drives where vehicles pick up and drop off passengers. Vehicles were diverted into the garage at no charge.

Officials have not yet revealed what the mysterious “package” was, nor what it contained, but both a bomb squad and a Hazmat team were seen.

The traffic diversion significantly slowed traffic around the airport. Traffic management specialists were sent to nearby intersections to help manage vehicle flow and airport buses traveled along airport roadways to pick up passengers who attempted walking to the terminal.

“Thank you to passengers for their patience during the investigation, and to Port of Seattle law enforcement teams, Washington State Patrol, Sound Transit’s Link High Oil, and Washington the Department of Transportation, who all assisted with the investigation and traffic management,” the Port said via Twitter.

UPDATE May 6, 2018: Sadly, a 20-year old male victim has died from his injuries suffered in a shooting early Saturday in SeaTac.

The man passed away at Harborview Medical Center from Saturday’s early morning shooting near the 17100 block of Military Road S. in SeaTac (map below).

Police say this is now a homicide investigation.

King County Major Crimes continues to work on this case, and are looking for witnesses that have any information about it.

Please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206/296-3311 if you have any information.

PREVIOUSLY:

Saturday morning (May 5) at around 3:45 a.m., a 20-year old male victim was found shot in a parked vehicle near the 17100 block of Military Road S. in SeaTac (map below).

The victim was transported by Medics to Harborview Hospital in critical condition.

A K9 track was conducted for the suspect, but no one was located.

King County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating at this time. They have no motive and no suspect information.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding several Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is another tastefully done project in Beacon Hill by boutique builder Green City Development:

The property showcases spectacular views of the City, Sound and the Majesty of the Olympic Mtns.

1st Floor has a bedroom with a bathroom.

The middle floor is your LDK with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the enormous view.

The top floor is your master suite.

Expansive roof deck with views of stadiums, water, mountains, and the city skyline.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 5: 12-3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6: 12-4 p.m.

WHERE:

1740 12th Ave S., Unit D Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $719,000
  • MLS Number: 1272590
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 657 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS! Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a sister home in Unit C:

This tastefully done project was built by boutique builder Green City Development.

1st Floor has a bedroom w/bathroom.

2nd floor features LDK boasts high ceilings and a capacious feel w/ lots of natural light.

The 3rd floor you have your generous size bedroom and a full bath.

Expansive roof deck for sunsets and bbqs.

Only 5 homes left!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 5: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6: Noon – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1740 12th Ave S., Unit C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,500
  • MLS Number: 1255354
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 577 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS! Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a contemporary, multi-level view home in Burien that’s rich with features and amenities:

High end finishes throughout.

Beautifully designed vaulted ceilings.

Spacious kitchen with stainless appliances and granite.

Dining room boasts built in cabinetry.

Large bedrooms, Master features double sided fireplace and sweeping views.

Media room, office, even an elevator.

Wired for sound system on every level including view decks.

Landscaping w/water feature and native plants.

Enjoy stunning views of Puget Sound & Mt. Rainier.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 6: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17435 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,395,000
  • MLS Number: 1273316
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,600 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,880 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Disabled Access
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a charming, immaculate and pristine 2-bedroom in Des Moines:

Just what you’ve been waiting for, and move-in ready!

Immaculate, modernized and pristine home offers one level living in desirable Huntington Park.

Captivating interior has been recently updated with new flooring, carpet, paint and more.

Desirable open concept living.

Ideal private patio adjoins greenbelt.

One car, detached garage.

Community features a club house and swimming pool. Huntington Park is a retirement community, please review web-site.

Estate sale, no Form 17 or disclosures. Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 5: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 24828 12th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $309,900
  • MLS Number: 1273316
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,010 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,944 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a newly constructed 5-bedroom home in Des Moines:

Welcome home! Des Moines New Construction Home.

Great looking home with desirable 5 bedroom floor plan.

Dramatic entry with living room and dining room.

Main floor has bedroom with its own full bath.

Upstairs is 4 more bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Master bath complete with jetted tub.

High end features throughout.

Gorgeous surfaces and details.

Large lot with dream back yard.

Home has covered outdoor area.

This location offers easy access to buslines, downtown, airport and major roadways.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 5: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1216 S. 211th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1262895
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,147 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,824 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 5: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a luxury home with a sweeping view of Mount Rainier!

This modern home features hardwood laminate flooring and extensive quartz and tile work throughout.

An entertainers dream come true!

This home boasts a huge kitchen with quartz countertops, tile black splash and island.

Master bedroom suite has 5-piece master bath, soaking tub and over-sized shower.

Junior master with bath.

Patio and fenced back yard.Over-sized roof top deck.

Garage.

Walk to everything and minutes to downtown Seattle.

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 4: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10005 18th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $679,950
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,500 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

Community leaders join Alaska Airlines for the groundbreaking of a new building near Sea-Tac International Airport. Pictured from L to R: Megan Brown, Lindsey Werner, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Alaska Air Group lead independent director Patricia Bedient, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes, Washington Senator Karen Keiser and Alaska Airlines Captain Charlie Wright. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

The new building will be across the street from Alaska’s Corporate Headquarters, located south of Sea-Tac Airport. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

Located on a 6.8-acre site south of Sea-Tac Airport, construction of the Hub is expected to be completed by early 2020. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

Construction of a 128,000-square-foot building called the “Hub” will connect office and technology workers with employees running Alaska Airlines. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

On Thursday (May 3), Alaska Airlines broke ground on construction of a new 128,000-square-foot building near Sea-Tac Airport that will provide a modern and efficient office space for its growing workforce.

The new building – called ‘The Hub’ – will be across the street from Alaska’s Corporate Headquarters and adjacent to its Flight Training Center, providing office space for approximately 600 Alaska employees in technology, System Operations Control and other key functions.

“Alaska Airlines has grown significantly over the past several years. In the last five years alone, the number of Alaska Air Group employees has grown by 76 percent. As we continue to grow our workforce in our hometown, this new facility will bring together frontline employees and management and improve collaboration,” said Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden. “The new building, which we are calling the ‘Hub,’ will be a warm, welcoming facility for all Alaska employees and guests.”

The Hub will be constructed on a 6.8-acre site that Alaska Airlines acquired in January and where demolition is already underway. Building construction will begin by July 2018 and is expected to be completed by early 2020. Redevelopment will also include a new parking garage, surface parking, landscaped paths and other site improvements.

“Alaska Airlines has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to its employees and the broader community, here in SeaTac and throughout the Puget Sound region,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. “This hometown airline deeply embodies the Northwest spirit and values. As a major employer in this state for more than 60 years, Alaska’s investments in the community demonstrate its long-term vision and contribute to its success.”

Designed by the architecture firm NBBJ, the Hub will include centralized space dedicated to a number of functions that support our frontline employees. In addition to serving as a recruiting center, the Hub will be home to the uniform fit center, Company Store and provide a functional and efficient workspace for the operations centers for Alaska and Horizon as well as the e-commerce team and some ITS employees.

“The City of SeaTac commends Alaska for its thoughtful advance coordination and careful planning with the City,” said Michael Siefkes, SeaTac City Mayor. “We are encouraged by Alaska Airlines’ clear vision and commitment to transform this site into a modern and pedestrian-friendly environment for its expanding workforce.”

Redevelopment plans include creating a campus environment that allows Alaska employees and guests to walk safely and conveniently between buildings. In the initial phase, Alaska will also construct a privately funded, publicly accessible pedestrian crossing of International Boulevard marked with traffic signals to enhance pedestrian safety.

A vehicle hit a pedestrian in the 21400 block of International Blvd. S. in SeaTac Wednesday afternoon, May 2.

UPDATE: The 44-year old victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries, where he died a short time later.

Police say that the driver was arrested under suspicion of DUI.

Only one southbound lane on International Blvd. was open.

Northwest Kidney Centers announced that it has purchased land in SeaTac to relocate its West Seattle Kidney Center.

The nonprofit will build a $43 million campus at 12833 20th Ave South in SeaTac (map below) that will house 150 people, which will allow the non-profit to consolidate its different business units under one roof.

“After years of searching we are delighted to have found 4+ acres of land that allows us to Grow Bigger and Perform Better, two of our strategic goals,” CEO/President Joyce Jackson said. “In addition to moving our kidney center we will be able to relocate our Distribution and Service Center and bring many administrative and support departments together under one roof.”

The move is expected in mid- to late-2019.

The new clinic will include more support space, an Aquaboss water treatment system generator, home dialysis training space and CKD education room.

“While the address is SeaTac, it is on the border with Burien, so we are calling it our Burien center,” they said. “Because of the land we have purchased at this new site (which currently has no building on it), we have the opportunity to design and build additional space to meet the needs of our organization. Specifically, we will create a new Pavilion at Burien on the second floor above the new dialysis center, and will move many support and administrative teams to this location. Also we are in the planning process to relocate the existing Distribution Center to a separate building on this site, which will be called the ‘Logistics Center’ in the future.”

Mahlum Architects will be designing the facility, and the construction project team is Spectrum Development.

Please see this memo (PDF file) for more information, including which departments will move to Burien.

REMINDER: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – to be held this Saturday, April 28 – aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Anyone can return unused prescription drugs between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at SeaTac City Hall’s front lobby area this Saturday, for free with no questions asked.

City Hall is located at 4800 S 188th Street:

By Jack Mayne

Alaska Airlines will begin developing a property on International Boulevard with an office building and parking garage, the start of a more elaborate development later, and the SeaTac City Council decided to approve hiring a new government relations and communications executive during its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24.

The Council also lauded City Manager Joe Scorcio on his fifth anniversary on the SeaTac staff, the past year-plus as the city’s top executive.

Major new development
SeaTac Economic Development director Jeff Robinson and Megan Ouellette, Alaska Airlines managing director of government affairs, outlined the airlines’s Copper River Project at the site of the old Sandstone Motel (19225 International Blvd.). Robinson said in “an initial informational briefing” to Council that the project will transform the area of the old Sandstone site.

Robinson said a development agreement with the city will be presented to Council in the “next few months.”

Ouellette said the project “represents our longterm commitment to the City of SeaTac and to the Puget Sound region.

The site is “about seven acres” south of 192nd Street between 28th Avenue South and International Blvd., but Ouellette said they are taking “an incremental approach” and will start “Phase One” consisting of a “six level office building, a parking garage as well as landscaping and other improvements.” This portion of the project should be ready for occupancy by late next year or early 2020.

“We are also working with the city to lay the groundwork for the possible later development of the additional three buildings,” said Ouellette.

Room for new people
“So, why this new building? Alaska is a growing, healthy company, so that is good news. We are undertaking this project to support our growth and to really accommodate additional employees, including those that are coming over from Virgin American (Airlines) as a result of our acquisition,” Ouellette, adding the building, called The Hub, is “important to connect our people.”

The new building will be called “The Hub” and will link two of Alaska’s existing facilities – the corporate headquarters on the east side of International Blvd. and the flight training center on the west side of 28th Avenue South. The new building will not be a corporate headquarters, she said, which will remain where it is now. The Hub “will be a warm and welcoming facility for employees and guests” and will include space for support functions and will be a recruiting center, said Ouellette. The new structure will also house the airline’s “integrated operations center … the nerve center of operations for the airline.”

The new space will create “a campus-like environment with an active pedestrian feel allowing Alaska employees and guests to safely walk between buildings.”

Groundbreaking for the Copper River Project will be Thursday, May 3, she said.

Government relations manager
The Council approved Scorcio’s proposal that the city establish and hire a Government Relations and Communication Manager within the City Manager’s office and to make full time an existing part-time administrative assistant graphics design specialist and both would report to the city manager. “This proposals annual cost will be approximately $270,000,” said the message to the Council, but the government relations job would pay $125,000 annually

Scorcio in a summary of the proposal in the council agenda said that since incorporation, “the city has opted to disperse some duties, and ignored others. Over the last two years, council members have also noted that this scattered approach is inadequate and recent negotiations with the Port of Seattle, and prior and current negotiations with Sound Transit have demonstrated that significant management level experience with consistently focused attention to details are needed.”

Resident Earl Gipson objected to adding to the staff.

“I want to talk about this new six figure person we are hiring,” said Gipson during the Councils’ opening comment period.

“We took away the assistant city manager,” he said, and put the duties on two city analysts. “Now we want to hire another person who will report to the city manager, a six-figure person….” He said he did not see the justification for the new $125,000 job.

“We are going to have a new city manager here eventually,” said Gipson, referring to City Manager Joe Scorcio’s plan to retire by year’s end. “Let that person, if you need him/her that badly, them hire. As an executive, you want some of your own people.”

“We need to save our $125,000 a year because things are going well, you don’t want to throw a monkey wrench it,” Gipson said.

Scorcio said starting the new government relations person now – ahead of a new city manager – would allow that person to familiarize themselves with the activities before a new manager takes over. That new manager almost definitely would be from somewhere and totally lacking in knowledge of SeaTac operations.

Councilmember Peter Kwon said that new person should be chosen with the participation of the City Council, and Scorcio said that would be his intent, to include members of the Council in the selection process. But Scorcio said the law required that the actual hiring of a city staff person be made by the city manager only.

The Council voice vote had only Councilmember Rich Forschler voting against, mainly because he wanted time for any citizen to object to such a new city job.

Five years for Scorcio
The Council gave a five year service award to soon-to-retire City Manager Joseph Scorcio, who was drafted from the city’s economic development job after the previous, ill-fated Acting City Manager Donny Payne was forced to quit after an incident ordering a city staffer to take actions she felt were inappropriate.

In February 2017 Scorcio was made City Manager, dropping the Acting role.

“I want to thank the Council for that, I certainly want to thank the members of the pubic who said something…” he said at the time.

“It has been an interesting year,” he said last year, adding that he never aspired for the job but he accepted when asked by the Council. He commended the “city leadership team who worked hard together … we have an outstanding group … and will continue to work very, very hard together.”

At a February 2017 Council meeting, SeaTac resident Virginia Olson said “please, please” vote to make Scorcio the formal city manager because of “all these things he’s stepped into – I think he’s done a fabulous, fabulous job.”

Currently there is a campaign to find a replacement for Scorcio, who plans to retire this year when a replacement is found.

At the meeting last Tuesday (April 24) Mayor Michael Siefkes said Scorcio “has been a natural at city manager, he calmed the seas, brought us out from a time where we were having some difficulties and I think, as a city we are in a great place now. I think, in large part, is due to Joe and his management of the city.”

The mayor noted that “we, as a City Council can only hire and fire one person and that is the city manager … witch seems to be a job that is really a tough balance because he needs to be able to manage the employees at the same time, work with Council that often has very different view from each other and he has be be able to do that in a polite and political way so that he listens to everybody and, at the same time, is able to help move the Council along. My thanks to you, Joe.”

City promotions
The Council was introduced to employees promoted by the city. They are Permit Center supervisor Joyce Kennedy; Administrative Assistant Eileen Bettridge and Civil Engineer Pete Kang.

King County Major Crimes Detectives are looking for additional witnesses that may have seen a disturbance that lead to a shooting in SeaTac at Angle Lake Park on April 9, 2018 (read our previous coverage here).

Police say that sometime around 5:30 p.m., a disturbance broke out at Angle Lake Park (19400 BLK International Blvd S.). The disturbance was between multiple people and ended up that several gunshots were fired.

A short time later two victims were driven to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds. They both survived.

“King County Major Crimes Detectives are looking for any and all people at the park on this date that may have seen the disturbance or seen the shooting itself,” police said.

Please call King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 if you have any information.

PCC Community Markets (PCC) announced Tuesday that it will be opening its new Burien store on Wedneday, May 23, 2018.

The new store will be the first for PCC that’s located south of Seattle.

Located in the Five Corners Shopping Center at 15840 1st Ave. S. (map below), the 25,000 square-foot store will become the area’s first certified organic grocery and PCC’s first location slated to operate on 100 percent renewable energy.

With a long-standing commitment to the neighborhoods in which it operates, PCC will bring more than 100 union jobs to the community with its Burien store. PCC also will expand its charitable giving program through community partnerships with the Des Moines Food Bank and the Highline School District. PCC secured a $5,000 grant to Para Los Ninos as well, through the co-op’s partnership with the Paul Newman Foundation.

“We are always excited to join a new community and introduce all that PCC offers to future members and new shoppers — whether that’s our fresh, sustainably sourced organic foods; community support, food donations and giving; or new job opportunities we add to the economy,” said Cate Hardy, PCC Community Markets CEO. “The passion we’ve seen for Burien PCC through letters, emails and social media posts shows the feeling is mutual, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone into the new store.”

As with PCC’s other locations, Burien PCC will celebrate products that are fresh, local, organic, sustainably sourced and seasonal. More than 95 percent of PCC’s produce selection is organic; its meats are 100 percent organic, non-GMO or grass fed; its seafood is sustainably sourced adhering to Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch standards; and, whenever possible, the co-op sources its products from local producers, farmers, ranchers and fishers. Using those same ingredients, PCC chefs make salads, soups, entrées and side dishes fresh from scratch daily onsite in each store.

Additional highlights of the new store include:

  • New subscription-free, grab-and-go PCC meal kits featuring easy-to-make original recipes — like Sesame-Gochujang Steak with Kimchi Fried Rice & Shirred Egg, and Simple Cassoulet with Chicken and Sausage. Each kit is hand-packed in PCC kitchens and includes fresh, organic produce and non-GMO, locally raised meats along with compostable, recyclable packaging.
  • PCC Pizzeria with fresh-from-the-pizza-oven and take-and-bake pies.
  • PCC Taqueria with pork adobado, beef barbacoa, roasted squash and garbanzos, chicken verde, rice and beans, aguas frescas and freshly prepared salsas.
  • PCC Yogurt Bar featuring PCC Organic Grass-fed Yogurt from Pure Éire Dairy, the only local, organic, non-GMO, grass-fed, animal welfare-certified yogurt of its kind — including the newest flavor on the block: lemon.
  • Handcrafted espresso and tea beverages and freshly baked goods, such as scratch-made breakfast biscuits and the PCC “Crownie,” a chocolate chip cookie, brownie mash-up drizzled with caramel.
  • A carefully curated selection of Pacific Northwest-produced spirits to complement the co-op’s collection of exclusive wines and local beers and ciders.
  • An affordable line of certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified pantry staples from Field Day, including more than 150 items from canned beans and extra virgin olive oil to peanut butter and oatmeal. PCC also offers a wide selection of bulk items, where shoppers can get just the amount they need while reducing packaging.
  • Free cookbooks to borrow from or donate to PCC’s Little Free Cookbook Library, celebrating the joy of cooking in the community.

Burien PCC was thoughtfully designed to deliver on PCC’s long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility and to help reduce PCC’s carbon footprint. Tracking to LEED v4 certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, PCC has put into place systems and features to reduce lighting use by 25 percent and fresh water consumption by 45 percent annually. The store is planning to operate on 100 percent renewable energy through renewable energy credit purchases after the store opens. Seattle-based MG2 is the architect of record for the new Burien PCC store. The developer is Powell Development Company and the general contractor is Woodman Construction, Inc.

The new location is the first for PCC south of Seattle, serving Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Sea-Tac, White Center and all areas in-between, and will act as the interim go-to for West Seattle shoppers until the store reopens in 2019.

Burien PCC’s grand opening celebration will kick off at 8:45 a.m. and feature an official “pineapple cutting”— the fruit is the universal symbol of welcome and hospitality — with fresh, organic pineapple giveaways for the first 112 people in celebration of PCC’s 12th store.

The store will officially open its doors at 9 a.m.

For more information, visit:

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding several Open Houses this weekend!

The first home is an expansive Rambler deep in Seahurst, all new in 2005:

Level entry, no steps up or down.

Open living area floor plan great for entertaining or keeping an eye on everybody.

Living room windows face west with dappled light filtered through birch trees.

Private Master suite with walk-in closet.

Media room and office as well.

2 car garage. Wired for generator and generator is included.

If you are looking for a one level home, this is it!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, April 22: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14604 20th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $650,000
  • MLS Number: 1255726
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.77
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,700 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,300 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Disabled Access
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Skylights
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a 4-bedroom home in a perfect location in Burien:

Fireplace for cozy cool weather or a nice backyard for grilling and gathering, this home is ready to occupy or update as you choose.

Refinish the current hardwood floors or install your own.

4th bedroom access to upper floor.

New roof 2017.

Detached garage is also a nice wood shop/studio for your creations.

Just steps to elementary school, transportation and short distance to shopping and dining options.

Pick fruit and flowers in your own yard. Ready to move!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 21: 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 13050 7th Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $379,900
  • MLS Number: 1266382
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,110 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,128 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Carport-Attached
  • Garage-Detached

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view detailed listing.


The next Open House is an extraordinary home with sweeping, unobstructed views of Mt. Rainier, City, Bay and Port:

This 4000+ sq. ft. 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom house has it all.

Great room style, kitchen, dining and family room.

The formal dining room and living room are adjacent the great room giving a rare opportunity for large gatherings or formal entertaining!

There are two large master suites one on the main floor and one on the lower level.

Huge rec room and impressive office.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 21: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 906 Browns Point Blvd Tacoma, WA 98422 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,000
  • MLS Number: 1270289
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1988
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,898 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 13,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Wet Bar
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is just steps from the epicenter of N. Beacon Hill:

This tastefully done project was built by boutique builder Green City Development.

1st Floor has a bedroom w/bathroom.

2nd floor features LDK boasts high ceilings and a capacious feel w/ lots of natural light.

The 3rd floor you have your generous size bedroom and a full bath.

Expansive roof deck for sunsets and bbqs.

Only 5 homes left!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 21: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1740 12th Ave S Unit C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,500
  • MLS Number: 1255354
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 577 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS! Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is another tastefully done project by boutique builder Green City Development.

The property showcases spectacular views of the City, Sound and the Majesty of the Olympic Mtns.

1st Floor has a bedroom with a bathroom.

The middle floor is your LDK with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the enormous view.

The top floor is your master suite.

Expansive roof deck with views of stadiums, water, mountains, and the city skyline.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 21: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

1740 12th Ave S Unit D Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $719,000
  • MLS Number: 1272590
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 657 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS! Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a 5-bedroom modern built Green Oasis home::

This 5 Bed/3.5 Bath Modern Built Green Oasis features a bonus/media room & full bath off the lower floor to entertain your guests.

As you make your way to the main floor your enchanted with high ceilings centered on a full kitchen & formal living/dining room areas.

The master suite features a floor to ceiling window view crowned around the preserved old growth tree in the back yard.

Enjoy the luxuries of urban living with your own spacious roof top deck.

Minutes to Burke G. trail & PCC!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, April 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6246 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,898,880
  • MLS Number: 1236910
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,611 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,000 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Mountain/Territorial View
  • Covered Parking for 2
  • Radiant, Wall, Ductless HP MiniSplit Heating

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.


The next Open House is a cozy 1930 Craftsman with hardwood floors:

Plenty of space in this 1,440 sqft home.

Two bedrooms, two full baths, plus a third finished room downstairs for an office or hobby room.

Extra room on main level off kitchen for dining or sitting room.

Home features a spiral staircase leading to a fully finished basement with wood burning stove.

Large lot with detached one car garage & space for RV parking.

Great location! 15 minutes to downtown & convenient to new White Center restaurants & shopping.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, April 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6246 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,898,880
  • MLS Number: 1236910
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,611 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,000 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Mountain/Territorial View
  • Covered Parking for 2
  • Radiant, Wall, Ductless HP MiniSplit Heating

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a cozy 1930 Craftsman with hardwood floors:

Plenty of space in this 1,440 sqft home.

Two bedrooms, two full baths, plus a third finished room downstairs for an office or hobby room.

Extra room on main level off kitchen for dining or sitting room.

Home features a spiral staircase leading to a fully finished basement with wood burning stove.

Large lot with detached one car garage & space for RV parking.

Great location! 15 minutes to downtown & convenient to new White Center restaurants & shopping.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 21: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 319 SW 102nd Street, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $375,000
  • MLS Number: 1272734
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,440 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,140 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Cozy Craftsman!
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a sprawling condo with open living, dining, and kitchen spaces and master bedroom w/ walk in closet.

The home is clean and fresh w/ new carpet and paint throughout.

You’ll love the convenience of the in-unit laundry and the cozy features like wood burning fireplace and private balcony.

All of this with the added value of being just moments away from The Landing and I-405 giving you quick access to everything.

Plus there’s no Rent Cap!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 21: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 949 Aberdeen Ave NE Unit C208, Renton, WA 98056 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $220,000
  • MLS Number: 1275042
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Approximate House SqFt: 795 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Range/Oven
  • Refrigerator, Washer

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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Elevate NW

By Andrea H. Reay
CEO/President
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

The Northwest’s history is one of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs – dreaming big and working hard. The values that define our region have made it possible to create a thriving and competitive economy while figuring out the best path forward together.

That same spirit of collaboration helped forge the partnership that our Chamber has with the Seattle Metro Chamber. Last summer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced a new partnership in order to better and more strategically promote the economic and community development activities for our region. Both Chambers promote business advancement by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment. Our Chamber is committed to working with the Seattle Metro Chamber and offering our members a broad range of membership benefits which will grow business development, services, and marketing opportunities for our region. We strive to expand the collaborative culture in our area because we know the benefits of working alongside one another. This partnership with Seattle Metro Chamber is an extension of that work and our commitment to best serve our members and our community. 

There is tremendous strength that comes from working together and working more efficiently. We were founded on the belief that we are better and stronger together. Increasing our collaborative efforts is a big win for our entire community, especially our small business members that will have access to opportunities and services within two broad service areas (Seattle and Seattle Southside). This partnership allows us to create even greater benefits for our small business members (15 or fewer employees) while greatly increasing our region’s exposure with amplified marketing, networking and promotional opportunities.

Please join us at an exciting event dedicated to the growth and success of small businesses – Elevate NW. From solopreneurs to companies that employ tens of thousands of people, we all play a role in building relationships that create an environment where small businesses can continue to flourish and innovate.  At this half-day conference you’ll hear inspirational stories and learn how businesses are improving workforce development, working smarter, and growing through new partnerships. Dig in to real-life examples of business success, meet peers, learn from game-changers, and gain insight on developing beneficial relationships with companies of all sizes.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2018: 1 – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Fisher Pavilion and Armory Lofts, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA, 98109 (Get Directions)

INFO/RSVP: Register here: 

https://www.seattlechamber.com/home/events/events-detail/2018/04/24/default-calendar/elevate-2018 

Andrea H. Reay is the President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – “A voice for business, a leader in the community.” Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.

For more information on the Chamber, including member benefits and resources, please visit www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com.

From Advertiser the Port of Seattle:

For high school student Bryanna Bui, two consecutive summer internships at Pier 69 and Sea-Tac airport improved her confidence through writing projects, event planning and social media tasks.

“It made me feel important to do work that actually mattered, that would have an impact,” Bui says.

Now Bui is a freshman at University of Washington Bothell, as her internship helped guide her toward a major in media and communication, with a plan to work in public affairs.

Summer internships can open up possibilities regarding careers you may not have considered, and give you skills that prepare you for any real-world job. Here are seven things you might want to know about internships.

  1. You can land a paid internship, whether you’re a high school or college student. While pay rates depend upon job type, experience and your year in school, a paid internship provides hands-on, real-world experience that advances your career – and pays you to do so. Workplaces often look for both undergraduate and graduate students, and some may even accept certificate-seeking students. Generally, the ideal candidate for a college-level internship should have courses in a related field under their academic belt, although previous experience can count as well.
  2. The time to look for a summer internship is now. Applications for many summer internships are due in the spring. Many internships require students to apply using standard methods, by seeking openings and applying online – which is great practice for the “real world” of competitive applications. For example, the Port of Seattle asks for cover letters and résumés submitted by the end of April through the Port’s regular application process. Ideal candidates demonstrate that they’re self-starters who work well with others — they can complete projects, engage in community volunteerism and enjoy extracurricular activities.
  3. Summer internships help you explore careers. Whether as a new career possibility or to advance in your career, you’ll gain new knowledge, no matter your field of study. You don’t have to wait until graduation to get a “real job.” The Port of Seattle’s internship program is designed to provide qualified candidates with the chance to learn new skills in many different fields, and perform real work to jumpstart a career, particularly in aviation, maritime, construction management, engineering, environmental protection, public administration and many skilled trades.

    Pedro Reynaga interned at Fishermen’s Terminal for six weeks, followed by an additional two weeks at the Pier 69 office as part of the Asset Team. “I’d check off the boats to see if they were docked, perform clean up, patrol the facility and look for trash,” he says. “I definitely learned how to manage my time a little more and work in an office setting.”
  4. Internships teach the workplace skills you need. An internship gives you both soft and hard skills, valuable for building a résumé and acing future job interviews. Hiring managers are seeking soft skills like confidence, customer service, teamwork and communication along with pro qualities like punctuality, time management and cross-training. Hard skills might include using new software, technical tasks required by your field (such as mechanical work or math), and other everyday duties in a potential career. High school intern Hannah Ferguson spent a summer cutting through concrete, caulking sidewalks and watering trees, with the Port of Seattle’s marine maintenance department. “I don’t know if I’m ever going to be a laborer, but I have the knowledge that there is opportunity for me there,” Ferguson says.
  5. Surprises are not always bad. Internships can surprise you with options you may not have known existed. Perhaps you don’t even know yet which career is right for you; an internship can offer new perspectives that you might not encounter in day-to-day life.For Ronnie Estoque, a Port internship helped him consider a professional path. “The internship was important for me because I don’t have anyone in my family in professional jobs,” he says. “My family immigrated from the Philippines, and have manual labor jobs. They have no experience in an institution with a large influence on society. The internship was a good place to learn what it means to be in that setting.”
  6. It’s more than okay to ask questions — it’s practically expected. While you’re an intern, your supervisor and co-workers understand that you’re there to gain knowledge, and welcome your curiosity and openness to cross-training. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions and try something new,” Bui says.Intern Rosa Johnson worked as a public affairs college intern at the Port of Seattle, and emphasizes that an internship’s primary undertaking should be about on-the-job education. “Internships aren’t hiring you to know everything; they are hiring you to learn how to be better,” she says.
  7. Internships can help you get a job later. You’ll develop real-world connections who can act as references, link you with others via networking or perhaps even hire you for a permanent position. You’ll be a more prepared, competitive candidate for a job in either the public or private sector.

Click here for more information and to apply for an internship.

Recognized as a national leader on sustainability and economic development, the Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, cruise, cargo and grain terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal, four public marinas and local real estate assets.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding several Open Houses this weekend!

The first is a charming, immaculate and pristine 2-bedroom in Des Moines:

Just what you’ve been waiting for, and move-in ready!

Immaculate, modernized and pristine home offers one level living in desirable Huntington Park.

Captivating interior has been recently updated with new flooring, carpet, paint and more.

Desirable open concept living.

Ideal private patio adjoins greenbelt.

One car, detached garage.

Community features a club house and swimming pool. Huntington Park is a retirement community, please review web-site.

Estate sale, no Form 17 or disclosures. Must see!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 24828 12th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $319,900
  • MLS Number: 1273316
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,010 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,944 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a newly constructed 5-bedroom home in Des Moines:

Welcome home! Des Moines New Construction Home.

Great looking home with desirable 5 bedroom floor plan.

Dramatic entry with living room and dining room.

Main floor has bedroom with its own full bath.

Upstairs is 4 more bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Master bath complete with jetted tub.

High end features throughout.

Gorgeous surfaces and details.

Large lot with dream back yard.

Home has covered outdoor area.

This location offers easy access to buslines, downtown, airport and major roadways.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1216 S. 211th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1262895
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,147 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,824 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next home is an absolutely wonderful 4-bedroom home which sits nestled next to Seahurst Park, giving amazing backyard privacy and serenity:

Welcome to Seahurst!

There are 3,600 total square feet of sprawling home to enjoy.

You will absolutely love the large updated kitchen with both formal and non formal living and dining rooms on the main floor.

There is plenty of RV Parking, one car garage, gas heat, and the unfinished basement with ample ceiling height will accommodate all kinds of uses.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 2030 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $579,950
  • MLS Number: 1268469
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,600 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 17,353 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Nestled next to Seahurst Park!
  • Deck
  • Gas Available
  • RV Parking

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next home is an expansive Rambler deep in Seahurst, all new in 2005:

Level entry, no steps up or down.

Open living area floor plan great for entertaining or keeping an eye on everybody.

Living room windows face west with dappled light filtered through birch trees.

Private Master suite with walk-in closet.

Media room and office as well.

2 car garage. Wired for generator and generator is included.

If you are looking for a one level home, this is it!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14604 20th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $675,000
  • MLS Number: 1255726
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.77
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,700 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,300 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Disabled Access
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Skylights
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a 4-bedroom home in a perfect location:

Fireplace for cozy cool weather or a nice backyard for grilling and gathering, this home is ready to occupy or update as you choose.

Refinish the current hardwood floors or install your own.

4th bedroom access to upper floor.

New roof 2017.

Detached garage is also a nice wood shop/studio for your creations.

Just steps to elementary school, transportation and short distance to shopping and dining options.

Pick fruit and flowers in your own yard. Ready to move!

WHEN:

  • Friday, April 13: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 13050 7th Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $379,900
  • MLS Number: 1266382
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,110 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,128 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Carport-Attached
  • Garage-Detached

Click here to view detailed listing.

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