Two SeaTac Deputies helped save a driver’s life after car accident on Friday, Mar. 22.

Here’s more from SeaTac Police:

Deputy C. Mulligan located a single vehicle collision in which the involved vehicle drove into a telephone pole. The vehicle suffered extensive damage from the crash. Upon initially checking on the driver, Deputy Mulligan found him to be moaning, moving and breathing. Deputy J. Bartolo arrived a short time later to assist and they requested Aid to respond. Deputies Mulligan and Bartolo noted that the driver was no longer making noises. Deputy Mulligan immediately checked on the driver and saw that he was no longer moving. Deputy Bartolo checked for a pulse and none was found. Both Deputies quickly removed the driver from the vehicle and to a spot safely off the roadway.

Deputy Bartolo immediately began chest compressions while Deputy Mulligan retrieved his bag valve mask so they could provide ventilation to the victim driver. Deputy Mulligan also requested an AED equipped patrol Deputy respond to assist. A short time later Puget Sound Fire arrived on scene along with Medics who took over lifesaving efforts. Fire and Medic personnel were on scene for some time trying to revive the driver, which included two AED shock applications. Deputy Mulligan was advised that Medics were able to stabilize the driver and that he now had a pulse.

Detectives later spoke with family of the driver and learned that the driver had suffered a massive heart attack, but he was medically stable now. The driver’s brother expressed his gratitude for Deputies Bartolo and Mulligan and mentioned that the nurse told him that the early CPR likely saved his brother’s life.

It is clear that the immediate actions of both Deputies Mulligan and Bartolo led to the driver’s life being prolonged until medic personnel were able to take over lifesaving efforts, which ultimately led to the driver’s survival of this ordeal.

Both Deputies Mulligan and Bartolo were nominated for a KCSO lifesaver award.

The spring 2019 Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 6, at Tyee High School, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year – FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER – the City will be accepting LATEX PAINT and unbroken CFL LIGHT BULBS.

To recycle latex paint, customers will be asked to pay $1.25 per quart, $2.25 per gallon, or $12.25 per five gallons. Bring pure latex (acrylic) paint only, in their original containers.

All other items will remain the same, including used appliances, tires, batteries, used motor oil, confidential shredding, used clothing, AND MORE.

Please click here for the full flyer with details

“See you there!”

Contact Mason Giem at 206.973.4763 to learn more, or click on this link.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding 11 Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is a great West Seattle home:

This charming home, with a desirable floorplan of both livingroom and familyroom, is just waiting for your gentle touches to make it shine.

Hardwood floors, double pane windows, newer roof, large fenced yard with a private patio to enjoy on a warm Summer day.

Walk to Westwood Village for coffee or Sunday Shopping.

All appliances stay.

Stop by today!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Mar. 22: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 23: 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 24: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 8456 31st Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $525,000
  • MLS Number: 1425764
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,680 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,569 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Patio

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a rare opportunity – 2 homes on a level .598-acre lot in Normandy Park!

This is a lovingly maintained 3290 SF, 4 bed/2 bath light-filled home w/vaulted ceilings + 2nd remodeled 1 bed/1 bath on two tax parcels.

This beautiful property offers room for play & gardens.

Genuine cook’s kitchen.

Entertain on spacious sunny deck w/covered outdoor dining.

Large attached carport.

2 shop spaces.

New roof 2018 on main house.

Updated systems & separate meters.

Stroll to Marine View Park on the Sound.

Close to shopping & Marvista Elem.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 23: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 24: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 227 SW 208th Street, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $889,000
  • MLS Number: 1425136
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,840 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 26,049 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a totally renovated mid-century beauty:

Home sits high w impressive Mt & territorial views and tons of natural light.

Smashing kitchen w new SS appliances, counters, cabinets & fixtures.

Gorgeous new hardwood flrs & lighting main level.

Dazzling remodeled bathrooms including master.

Refurbished lower level has a cozy family rm w fireplace, perfect for viewing big games or movie night.

Gas heat & water. Metal roof, new gar dr & all new paint inside/out.

Private backyard w shed.

Possible MIL?

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 24: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16409 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $580,000
  • MLS Number: 1418086
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,460 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,360 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a condo on Alki with City & Sound Views:

Spacious 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath home on single level w/master suite & laundry in unit.

Corner location w/large windows, provides privacy & skyline view from front balcony.

Enjoy community room, shared outdoor patio, & sauna, in secure entry building.

Nestled between Saltys & Marination; you can travel Harbor Ave by foot, bike, bus or car.

Walk to water taxi for a quick ride to Downtown Seattle.

Don’t miss your chance to spend this summer living at the beach!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 24: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1727 Harbor Ave SW Unit N301, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $698,000
  • MLS Number: 1419201
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,380 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,360 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Club House
  • Sauna

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House has a spectacular 270-degree view of Puget Sound, Olympics & Mt. Rainier from all 3 levels::

This is a sophisticated, private 4-star BuiltGreen New Home high atop West Seattle hill.

Dramatic 2-story entry w/9’ door opens to vaulted great room w/cook’s kitchen-the panorama thru sliding glass walls leading to decks & lawn.

Luxury & comfort w/tall windows & forever views, hi ceilings, high-end finishes & wide plank floors.

Spectacular Master & extraordinary rooftop entertainment deck w/jaw-dropping surround-view!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 23: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4721 51st Place SW, West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $3,395,000
  • MLS Number: 1395539
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,227 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,200 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a must see urban single family home in vibrant and new restaurant haven White Center:

Great walk ability (walk score 85) to all the coffee shops, bars and breweries.

Very simple commute into downtown Seattle from here.

Stainless steel appliance package, quartz countertops, tile with oversized showers, vaulted ceilings, and hardwood floors are just a few of the features.

These homes are 4 beds/ 3.5 baths over 1800 square feet.

NO HOA DUES & no shared walls! Last Home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 23: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9212 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1424139
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,896 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a home with gorgeous views of Puget Sound in a captivating setting!

Secluded, wonderful bluff location on a Sylvan hillside.

Main floor boasts French doors, slate entry and a chefs style kitchen complete with double ovens and gas range.

Main floor master with its own bath and walk in closet along with two more bedrooms on main.

Downstairs has an over-sized family room with fireplace, another bedroom and a 3/4 bath.

Home has an entertainment size decks plus hot tub.

Lot A Beach Rights to the Cove.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 24: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17055 16th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,960
  • MLS Number: 1387598
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2.540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 16,998 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next house is located in a Redondo Boardwalk Neighborhood:

Almost waterfront!

Breath-taking Puget Sound Views!

Captivating Cape Cod beach house.

Impeccable condition throughout.

Covered coast-style front porch.

Remodeled kitchen features slab counters and stainless appliances.

Ideal floor plan boasts over-sized dining room and spacious front room.

Dream master suite with walk-in closet, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, five piece master bath and view deck.

All located on a corner lot adorned with a white picket fence.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Mar. 22: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 23: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 28102 8th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1415044
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,800 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,870 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub
  • Security System
  • Solarium/Atrium
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next…Come Home to West Seattle’s finest townhomes designed by renowned architect Julian Weber!

This 4 star Built Green Home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

This home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 23: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-A 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $515,000
  • MLS Number: 1405636
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,285 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,110 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 23: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,900
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice that you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 23: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 24: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $964,950
  • MLS Number: 1324494
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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.

Want to be more involved with the City of SeaTac?

Want to provide a valuable service to your community, and be more informed about City business?

Let your voice be heard! Consider joining a Citizen Advisory Committee.

The following Citizen Advisory Committees have vacancies, with applications accepted until filled, with review every two weeks beginning Friday, Mar. 22, 2019:

  • Airport Advisory Committee
  • Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Sidewalk Advisory Committee

If you are interested in serving on a committee, visit the city’s website at www.seatacwa.gov; for additional information or to download an application, contact the City Clerk at 206.973.4661 or [email protected].

All positions are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.

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

The first Open House is a condo on Alki with City & Sound Views:

Spacious 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath home on single level w/master suite & laundry in unit.

Corner location w/large windows, provides privacy & skyline view from front balcony.

Enjoy community room, shared outdoor patio, & sauna, in secure entry building.

Nestled between Saltys & Marination; you can travel Harbor Ave by foot, bike, bus or car.

Walk to water taxi for a quick ride to Downtown Seattle.

Don’t miss your chance to spend this summer living at the beach!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 16: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 17: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1727 Harbor Ave SW Unit N301, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $698,000
  • MLS Number: 1419201
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,380 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,360 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Club House
  • Sauna

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a totally renovated mid-century beauty:

Home sits high w impressive Mt & territorial views and tons of natural light.

Smashing kitchen w new SS appliances, counters, cabinets & fixtures.

Gorgeous new hardwood flrs & lighting main level.

Dazzling remodeled bathrooms including master.

Refurbished lower level has a cozy family rm w fireplace, perfect for viewing big games or movie night.

Gas heat & water. Metal roof, new gar dr & all new paint inside/out.

Private backyard w shed.

Possible MIL?

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 16: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16409 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $580,000
  • MLS Number: 1418086
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,460 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,360 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House has spectacular sunsets, boardwalk strolls, seasonal Farmers Markets, concerts in the park, trail hikes and more, all just footsteps from your front door in this Des Moines Condo:

Boat lover’s paradise here at The Cliff House overlooking The Des Moines Marina.

This spacious end unit condo welcomes you with walls of windows offering a backdrop for every season of endless sound and mountain views.

Over 1,600 sq feet with two bedrooms, two tastefully remodeled bathrooms and a beautiful designer kitchen with custom cabinetry.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 17: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 22211 Cliff Ave S., Unit 101, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $574,900
  • MLS Number: 1372762
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,606 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Disabled Access
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next…Come Home to West Seattle’s finest townhomes designed by renowned architect Julian Weber!

This 4 star Built Green Home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

This home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 17: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-A 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $515,000
  • MLS Number: 1405636
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,285 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,110 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 17: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,900
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice that you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 16: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 17: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $964,950
  • MLS Number: 1324494
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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.

By Jack Mayne

Retiring SeaTac City Manager Joe Scorcio and his wife, Kathryn, have made a $6,000 donation for a potential SeaTac Veterans Memorial Project, Scorcio told the Council at his final appearance on Tuesday (March 12).

Scorcio said he and his wife “made a commitment ourselves when I came to work here. If they (SeaTac city government) were going to support me for at least five years, and back me, then I am going to do something of significance for the city” when he completed his time. He actually spent six years with the city.

“I have been very quietly reminding the Council that you don’t do something like this and just build it,” he said regarding the veteran’s project. “You build community with it. You make a public fundraiser out of it. You get donors, you put their names on bricks, blocks or whatever you want to do.

“Don’t just go a build a plaza and a monument because no one will notice it. Build community while you do it,” he said.

Strong links
In a letter to the Council, Scorcio and his wife said they have “strong links among our own families and friends who have served in the” armed services and support the SeaTac Memorial Project because it is “much more than a standard city capital project,” but it is “an opportunity to bring together many SeaTac residents and supporters of veterans from outside our city to gather around a common project.”

The money “must be used directly in the planning, design, development, fundraising and installation of the SeaTac Veterans Memorial” by the year 2022 and, if the memorial is not built, they would “seek a return of the donation or an opportunity to reassign the donation to a different cause of our choosing.”

Scorcio told the Council he has reached the end of his 42 years in pubic service and is ready for retirement. He presented a list of 12 things from his six years as SeaTac city manager. The list included the $30 million interlocal agreement with the Port of Seattle and of gathering a “strong group of department heads and strengthened the leadership team. He also listed raising the “regional and national awareness of SeaTac and worked to heighten our sense of community.”

“It is the teamwork between the administration, the city manager’s office and all of the departments and the Council and the cohesion on both sides of that really makes this happen. It happens because everybody is working together with the common vision and all of it with the support of the community,” Scorcio told the Council. “We’ve had a great team and you, as a city, have great leadership in this group.”

‘Most proud’ list
He presented the list of “12 things I am most proud of” for the people of the city to see.

Scorcio said that in 2015 “for a variety of reasons the city asked me to step in for a short period of time to serve as the acting city manager and I was very willing to do that. My goal at that time was to calm the chaos and to keep the ship running forward and help the City Council to hire a new manager as soon as possible. We did that.

”At the same time, we were faced with a $2.5 million deficit,” he said and suggested the city could “manage our way out of that deficit rather than cutting.

“It apparently worked really well because at the end of that year we had a small surplus in our budget instead of a deficit,” Scorcio told the Council.

He also said that the city has realigned departments to “get the right positions with the very right people … so they can provide the right services.”

City of 170,000
Scorcio repeated what he has told the Council before, the size of the city is vastly different in the middle of the night than in the middle of the work day.

“We are not a city of 29,000 residents,” Scorcio said. “In the crazy part of the day, we are in the area of 170,000,” Scorcio told the Council. “We are a big city and we have to act like it. I think this Council has recognized that,” Scorcio said. “Keep in mind this is a city that has to face bigger issues because of our hotels, because of our 24 hour operations here … we are a city at the smallest is in the neighborhood of about 45,000 people in the quietest hours of the night….”

He said with the Council’s backing and help the city has sold some unneeded property and improved city parks.

SeaTac has developed and heightened the way other cities view the city, Scorcio said, with other cities looking at SeaTac and “say why don’t we do something like that?”

“SeaTac is now considered a leader in many, many areas in our relationship with our neighboring cities and that is just a good place for us to be,” the retiring city manager said.

During public comment period of the Council’s Tuesday (March 12) regular Council meeting resident Roger Kadig (pictured above), who said he has lived in the area for 60 years, said that he and the city “deeply appreciates” the job of retiring former City Manager and City employee Joseph Scorcio.

“I think that we are all the better for his being here and we just deeply appreciate what he has done and, in conjunction with working with the Council you have made a great team and you’ve vastly improved the city from where it was when he first came on and I just want to express my deep gratitude for that,” Kadig said at public comment period.

The Council was introduced to two new Public Works Department employees, Grace Amundsen Barnkow and Lauren Kirk.

All are invited to join Congressman Adam Smith for a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Tyee High School.

“Congressman Smith is looking forward to meeting with constituents to hear your concerns, answer questions, and discuss issues facing Congress.”

There will be onsite and street parking available.

If you need translation services or other accommodations, please contact Congressman Smith’s District Office at (425) 793-5180 or email [email protected].

RSVP via Eventbrite HERE: https://bit.ly/2HgSO0m

Tyee High School is located at 4424 South 188th Street:

A fire at a condominium displaced at least 20 residents in the 3400 block of S. 176th Street (map below) in SeaTac Friday night, Mar. 8.

Puget Sound Fire says the blaze was accidental, and was caused by a stove top fire.

The Red Cross helped 20 people affected by the fire.

Marching our Community Forward

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

March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, and March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day. This month is a time for us to honor and remember the enormous contributions women have made in business, art, politics, and science as well as to continue to advocate and lobby for greater equity. Which is why the Chamber is proud to present, a Lunch and Learn event exclusively focused on how our community can both honor and march our community forward towards greater progress for women.

Progress doesn’t just happen. We must work both together and in partnership to be the change in our communities. Our Chamber was founded on that core belief, that we are better and stronger together. We are grateful to our members and our community for supporting our work and the upcoming event. Guests at this event will have an opportunity to network as well as engage in a panel discussion with the following:

  • Darcel Lobo – Owner, DAL Law Firm 
  • Betsy McFeely – Director of Community Relations, Seattle Goodwill Industries 
  • Kerry Wallingford – President, Wallingford Financial 
  • Ayana Brown – Project Manager, ServPro of Renton

Our conversation will focus on experience and information sharing from our panelists. We’ll tackle the tough challenges and questions women face in the workplace as well as strategies on how we can better support one another. 

This event is open to all, as we know equity requires tremendous social courage from everyone. We hope to welcome a large turn out as we gather to engage, advocate and plan how we can better support each other, not just this month, but always.

Thank you to Wells Fargo, our event sponsor, to all our panelists, and our host Homewood Suites. Event Details:

WHAT: brown bag lunch and learn (you bring your lunch, we bring you knowledge)

WHEN: March 22, from Noon – 1 p.m. at Homewood Suites in Tukwila, right next to Starfire Sports Complex at 6955 Fort Dent Way. 

REGISTER: Follow this link to register: 

http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/events/details/lunch-learn-women-in-business-2844 

QUESTIONS? Contact Renatta Emerson at (206) 575-1633 or [email protected]

We hope you can make this event and join in our conversation and our work for equity and positive social change.

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.

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

The first Open House is a totally renovated mid-century beauty:

Home sits high w impressive Mt & territorial views and tons of natural light.

Smashing kitchen w new SS appliances, counters, cabinets & fixtures.

Gorgeous new hardwood flrs & lighting main level.

Dazzling remodeled bathrooms including master.

Refurbished lower level has a cozy family rm w fireplace, perfect for viewing big games or movie night.

Gas heat & water. Metal roof, new gar dr & all new paint inside/out.

Private backyard w shed.

Possible MIL?

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16409 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $580,000
  • MLS Number: 1418086
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,460 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,360 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a home with gorgeous views of Puget Sound in a captivating setting!

Secluded, wonderful bluff location on a Sylvan hillside.

Main floor boasts French doors, slate entry and a chefs style kitchen complete with double ovens and gas range.

Main floor master with its own bath and walk in closet along with two more bedrooms on main.

Downstairs has an over-sized family room with fireplace, another bedroom and a 3/4 bath.

Home has an entertainment size decks plus hot tub.

Lot A Beach Rights to the Cove.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17055 16th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,960
  • MLS Number: 1387598
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2.540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 16,998 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next house is located in a Redondo Boardwalk Neighborhood:

Almost waterfront!

Breath-taking Puget Sound Views!

Captivating Cape Cod beach house.

Impeccable condition throughout.

Covered coast-style front porch.

Remodeled kitchen features slab counters and stainless appliances.

Ideal floor plan boasts over-sized dining room and spacious front room.

Dream master suite with walk-in closet, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, five piece master bath and view deck.

All located on a corner lot adorned with a white picket fence.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Mar. 8: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 10: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 28102 8th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1415044
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,800 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,870 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub
  • Security System
  • Solarium/Atrium
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next is a must-see urban single family home in vibrant and new restaurant haven White Center.

Great walk ability to all the coffee shops, bars and breweries.

Very simple commute into downtown Seattle from here.

Stainless steel appliance package, quartz countertops, tile with oversized showers, and hardwood floors are just a few of the features.

These homes are also 4 beds/ 3.5 baths over 1800 square feet.

NO HOA DUES & no shared walls!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9214 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1401938
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,857 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,513 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Wall to Wall Carpet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up – Welcome Home to your 5-bedroom, like-new construction, completely remodeled home:

This home is equipped for easy living or added income with the possibility of a duplex.

Fully equipped new kitchen that opens into your living room with two bedrooms & bath upstairs & a grand 3 bedrooms on the bottom floor with a bath.

With no expense spared, live worry free and walk to the many new restaurants that White Center has to offer.

This home / investment won’t last!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9216 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $514,999
  • MLS Number: 1395057
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,640 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,300 s.f.

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a beautiful, finished, high end new construction home!

Ready to move-in!

Great looking story home with stone accents and large covered front porch.

This spacious home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage.

Dramatic, stunning entry with vaulted ceilings and designer railing.

Dream master bedroom with 5-piece master bath.

Chef’s delight kitchen with white cabinetry, island, slab granite, stainless appliances and walk in pantry.

Ideal and desirable location.

Well-sized lot is fully landscaped.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 9: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 10: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17106 113th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1396966
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,260 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is an FHA-approved Top Floor End Unit Condo w/Vaulted Ceilings, Hardwood Floors & Ceramic Tiling, Double Pane Windows, Covered Patio:

1 Covered parking space & 1 Single Car Garage/Storage, close proximity to shopping, schools & a daycare.

Property is vacant and move in ready.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 9: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 11002 SE Petrovitsky Rd Unit F304, Renton, WA 98055 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $260,000
  • MLS Number: 1416335
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1993
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,237 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Top Floor
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Mar. 8: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 9: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 10: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding 10 great Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is perched above the Sound and nestled in the trees:

This spacious & bright end unit has new vinyl windows & treatments throughout.

Large bedrooms & Master suite has a huge walk-in.

Easy flow floor-plan, warm FP & balcony off the living room offers Sound/Mtn & Eagle views.

2 dedicated parking spots (one covered) & Lg storage too.

All appliances incl washer/dryer all stay.

Trail to Seahurst Pk & Beach and close to Buriens vibrant DT, food & transit options.

Pool, sauna and many amenities brings you home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 2: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 3: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1227 SW 132nd Lane, Unit #723, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $250,000
  • MLS Number: 1412565
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,034 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next house is located in a Redondo Boardwalk Neighborhood:

Almost waterfront!

Breath-taking Puget Sound Views!

Captivating Cape Cod beach house.

Impeccable condition throughout.

Covered coast-style front porch.

Remodeled kitchen features slab counters and stainless appliances.

Ideal floor plan boasts over-sized dining room and spacious front room.

Dream master suite with walk-in closet, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, five piece master bath and view deck.

All located on a corner lot adorned with a white picket fence.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 2: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 3: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 28102 8th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1415044
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,800 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,870 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub
  • Security System
  • Solarium/Atrium
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next up is a spacious Normandy Park home that sits in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the Puget Sound:

Enjoy the open concept layout with updates throughout and an over sized rec room for hosting large gatherings.

You will absolutely love the spacious front deck with a glimpse of the sound and mountains while you enjoy the amazing sunsets.

The back yard has all the space you could want for green thumb activities, to run and play, or to simply enjoy the large private yard.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 2: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 3: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18424 4th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $619,950
  • MLS Number: 1403170
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,160 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 13,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a home with gorgeous views of Puget Sound in a captivating setting!

Secluded, wonderful bluff location on a Sylvan hillside.

Main floor boasts French doors, slate entry and a chefs style kitchen complete with double ovens and gas range.

Main floor master with its own bath and walk in closet along with two more bedrooms on main.

Downstairs has an over-sized family room with fireplace, another bedroom and a 3/4 bath.

Home has an entertainment size decks plus hot tub.

Lot A Beach Rights to the Cove.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 3: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17055 16th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,960
  • MLS Number: 1387698
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2.540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 16,998 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


How about this one-in-a-Gazillion, 270-degree view of Puget Sound, Olympics & Mt. Rainier from all 3 levels of this Sophisticated 4-star BuiltGreen New Home high atop West Seattle hill:

Dramatic 2-story entry w/9’ door opens to vaulted great room w/cook’s kitchen – the panorama thru sliding glass walls leading to decks & lawn.

Luxury & comfort w/tall windows & forever views, hi ceilings, high-end finishes & wide plank floors.

Spectacular Master & extraordinary rooftop entertainment deck w/ jaw-dropping surround-view!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 2: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 3: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4721 51st Place SW, West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $3,495,000
  • MLS Number: 1395539
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,227 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,200 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is one of West Seattle’s finest townhomes, designed by renowned architect Julian Weber:

This 4 star Built Green Home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

This home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 3: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-A 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $529,950
  • MLS Number: 1405636
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,285 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,110 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 3: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $625,000
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a must-see urban single family home in vibrant and new restaurant haven White Center.

Great walk ability to all the coffee shops, bars and breweries.

Very simple commute into downtown Seattle from here.

Stainless steel appliance package, quartz countertops, tile with oversized showers, and hardwood floors are just a few of the features.

These homes are also 4 beds/ 3.5 baths over 1800 square feet.

NO HOA DUES & no shared walls!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 2: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9214 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1401938
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,857 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,513 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Wall to Wall Carpet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up – Welcome Home to your 5-bedroom, like-new construction, completely remodeled home:

This home is equipped for easy living or added income with the possibility of a duplex.

Fully equipped new kitchen that opens into your living room with two bedrooms & bath upstairs & a grand 3 bedrooms on the bottom floor with a bath.

With no expense spared, live worry free and walk to the many new restaurants that White Center has to offer.

This home / investment won’t last!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 2: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9216 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $514,999
  • MLS Number: 1395057
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,640 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,300 s.f.

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Mar. 1: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 2: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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.

Port of Seattle Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 26 approved a motion in support of legislative proposals that create a statewide commercial aviation coordinating commission, charged with making recommendations on a site for future commercial air service activity.

As the operators of the state’s primary commercial service airport, the Port of Seattle acknowledges that growth trends in our state indicate that commercial air service demand will eventually surpass what we have planned to accommodate with our current and future investments at Sea-Tac.

The Port supports a regional conversation about how our state will meet those long-term needs, including the study of a second regional airport site. However, a second airport does not alleviate the need for the SAMP Near-Term Projects, currently under environmental review, to accommodate the growth coming in the next decade, and that we should prepare to manage sustainably, efficiently, and safely.

From the motion:

The Port of Seattle welcomes partnership with the State in addressing long-term planning to meet the passenger and air cargo demands that the economy is creating. A commission created by the Legislation is an important step in this direction, allowing a diverse group of directly involved stakeholders to review data, assess future needs and recommend next steps about meeting those needs. Considering the importance of air service to the region, the Port appreciates the intention of the state to partner in considering future regional demand for passenger and cargo service to keep Washington state moving.

By Jack Mayne

Mayor Erin Sitterley on Tuesday night (Feb. 26) gave a belated state of the city address — belated because it had been slated for the the Feb. 12 meeting, a night the Council could not meet because of the snow storm which closed the city government for a few days.

But first, she touched on the storm that meant 12 hour shifts and over a thousand meals to keep workers going.

The Council also referred back to committee a proposed contract to control the number of Canada geese at Angle Lake Park.

Storm control
“I want to thank our dedicated city staff, especially our public works and parks maintenance staff, who tirelessly worked 12 hour around the clock shifts throughout the storm, or should I say storms, to make our roads safe and passable given the severe conditions that they faced.”

The mayor said the new city manager, Carl Cole, “knows and understands our city from the years of service a police officer and as your police chief,” said the mayor. “I know he will skillfully guide us moving forward.”

She said she drove around the area and into adjacent cities and “I found our roads to be in the best shape.”

Cole said the city used 261 tons of sand and purchased another 194 tons ton keep the city supplied for the future. The city also covered streets with 23,073 gallons of salt brine to prevent pavements from becoming slippery due to ice. The city also sold “almost 49,000 gallons of brine to our surrounding cities.”

He said the 12-hour shifts meant hungry city workers. “They ate 1,018 meals – it takes a lot of fuel to keep these guys going on 12-hour shifts.”

State of the city
“I am very honored to represent the city as your mayor and I am extremely proud that the state of our city is strong,” Sitterley said in what she billed as a state of the city address. “I am also proud to be on this Council with these kind and caring individuals.”

She said the city is moving in a positive financial direction and other communities “are actually looking at SeaTac as an example of how to efficiently use your resources.” Because of hard work, the city public services and programs have been improved “without increasing the tax burden” of residents. “An example of this is that we have not raised property taxes in three years.”

Sitterley said the city has built up its reserve, or “rainy day fund” to cover about four month of city operating expenses “and this is our cushion in case of an economic downturn – it’s when, the economy always takes a downturn.” She also said that emergencies can be covered by the fund.

“A culture of careful stewardship has been built into our city and that provides us long-term financial security,” the mayor said.

Public safety is also a major concern, she said, noting the city has hired six added police officers “and they are now on staff patrolling, keeping our neighborhoods safe.”

She said the pilot project for the new residential parking program for is being implemented “providing much needed relief to our residents living closest to the airport.” If it is viewed as successful, it could me deployed in any area of the city impacted by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. She thanked the residents who kept pushing for the program that “helped the city.”

“The Community Services Advisory Committee spent countless hours last year reviewing service provider requests and chose non-profit agencies that best meet our local service needs,” Sitterley said. “Funds were directed to longterm and basic needs as well as education and training and also supporting our local businesses.”

The airport
“You may have heard that almost half of the land in SeaTac is taken up by an international airport with a similar name,” the mayor said with a grin. “Sea-Tac Airport is our largest and most complex neighbor and it’s also our largest economic neighbor,” the mayor said. “It’s an interesting and unique relationship and, at times, has been a difficult and contentious relationship.”

“But that has changed for the better,” she said, noting the city and the airport are “moving ahead together with some common goals and a new way to live together in our little city.” She said she was happy to recognize the first anniversary of the signing of a 10-year local agreement between the city and the airport which provides “nearly $30 million revenue to the city, including city relief funds which our city is primarily using to support pubic safety and traffic management over this next decade.”

Sitterley said as the airport grows, “we understand the need for more housing for our folks” so they can “live where they work and stay in their hometown when they retire.” To meet the need the city will be adding “hundreds of new units of affordable and market rate new housing over the next few years,” mainly near the light rail stations.

The mayor said the city is poised to grow and develop “in a very positive way.”

Canada Geese Control
The Council was asked to participate in a plan to continue an areawide management to control the number of Canada Geese at Angle Lake Park because it appears to be growing in the area, said SeaTac parks project manager Mike Fitzpatrick (pictured above). He said the ongoing program would allow “utilizing a combination of non-lethal techniques and small, isolated roundups when necessary.”

After discussion, the Council unanimously referred it back to committee for further discussion.

In some cases the geese are killed off to control numbers and addling of the goose eggs to prevent increased numbers which one councilmember said was “like abortion.” Fitzpatrick said he is aware of one time when 12 to 14 birds were euthanized. Usual tactics are to annoy the birds with sounds or actions so they leave the area.

The control of the birds would minimize damage to property, and contamination of water quality, lessen conflict between the geese and park patrons and to minimize the potential hazard of geese damaging planes landing and taking off at Sea-Tac airport.

The yearly cost of the proposed five-year contract is $2,664 a year, he said.

Councilmember Pam Fernald wanted the matter referred back to a Council committee for more detailed explanation of the project and detailed answers from Fitzpatrick, who said the issue was not time sensitive and could be held up for more information and discussion “because it is sensitive to some people.”

Fernald said she wanted more input from citizens and put back into committee. She had not attended the previous committee meeting because of a hospital stay.

Councilmember Stanley Tombs expressed concern.

“If we were talking about shooting these birds for hunting, we would be up in arms destroying these poor precious birds but yet, by bureaucratic actions we are going something just as dramatic to the birds if not more so in the name of population control.” Tombs told Fitzpatrick.

Appreciation
The mayor presented a certificate of appreciation to former Planning Commission Member Stanley Tombs who was appointed to replace Councilmember Amina Ahmed who died in a recent traffic accident. Tombs was replaced on the planning commission by the Council appointment of Jagtar Saroya to the commission.

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?  

What do sea stars like to eat?

How do moon snails lay their eggs? 

Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist this summer.

Naturalists receive training in the spring, and then spend three low tide days engaging with beach visitors about inter-tidal life and beach etiquette at one of twelve Puget Sound beaches, including locally at Seahurst Park Beach, Des Moines Beach Park, Saltwater State Park, Redondo Beach and others.

Orientation for new naturalists will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

If interested, please contact the Seattle Aquarium by email at [email protected]seattleaquarium.org or by phone at (206) 693-6214.

At Wednesday’s (Feb. 27) King County Council meeting, lawmakers honored and celebrated the life of Amina Ahmed by posthumously awarding her the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service.

Her daughter and other loved ones were on hand to accept the award on her behalf.

“Amina is remembered as a woman whose heart was full of love and who used her intellect and other gifts to give back and change the lives of others for the better,” Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said.

From the county:

Amina Ahmed’s life was tragically cut short last December, but the impact she had on the city of SeaTac, and all of King County, will last forever. The community leader was recognized today by Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove when she was posthumously awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service.

“Amina was a bright light as a voice and link to others in the community,” said Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. “She is sorely missed but her legacy of trailblazing impact will live on in our South King County community.”

Amina worked in a number of roles throughout the region as an advocate for the immigrant and refugee community and as a human rights activist. She was a social worker with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, the Family Support Director for the Refugee Women’s Alliance and the Founder and Executive Director of Partner in Employment – a nonprofit agency helping immigrants and refugees connect with employment opportunities in South King County.

Amina was a member of the King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission, served on Governor Jay Inslee’s Poverty Reduction Work Group, and in October of 2018 was unanimously appointed to fill a vacancy on the SeaTac City Council.

The MLK Medal of Distinguished Service recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make a difference in communities across King County in answer to Dr. King’s question: “What are you doing for others?”

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project, have formed the new “League of Quiet Skies Voters,” to assure that impacts from recent and proposed airport expansion on human health and the environment are a focal point for the 2019 election cycle.

The announcement was made during Tuesday’s (Feb. 26) Port of Seattle Commission Meeting.

Here’s more from the group’s organizers:

“The Port of Seattle and airport added 97,000 annual flights since 2014, and want another 80,000 flights,” said Quiet Skies Puget Sound founder Sheila Brush. “This growth is inconsistent with the avalanche of new science – particularly including the World Health Organization’s new 2018 Environmental Noise Guidelines – which requires immediate action by policymakers to reduce aircraft overflight noise. The science shows that noise, and particularly nighttime aircraft noise, causes increases in high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks, and learning environment impairments.”

“We see a real opportunity with candidate forums for current Port Commissioners, and their challengers, to listen to voters, answer questions, and explain their records and their positions with concrete details, proposed actions, and commitments, Larry Cripe, President of Quiet Skies Coalition, added. “And the over 200,000 residents and 100,000 voters in our six airport neighbor communities can decide.”

Two Port of Seattle Commissioner seats, currently held by Fred Felleman and Courtney Gregoire, are up for election. Burien has 3 council seats up for election; Des Moines, 3 seats; and Federal Way, 4 seats.

Town Hall and two Candidate Forum Dates Announced
The League of Quiet Skies Voters will sponsor a Town Hall on April 25, 2019, at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. In addition to guest speakers, all current Port Commissioners will be invited to respond to community questions. “The Town Hall is educational,” said Steve Edmiston, creator of The Briefing Project. “The purpose is to maximize voter education on airport expansion, the health and environmental risks, make sure there is fact and science-based information about the issues, hear from elected officials about their ideas and plans, and create an opportunity for community questions and answers.”

The League will also sponsor two candidate forums for Port and city council candidates.

In advance of the August 6, 2019, primary:

  • June 26, 2019 – Des Moines

In advance of general election:

  • Sept. 25, 2019 – Burien

About Quiet Skies Puget Sound (QSPS)
Founded by Des Moines resident Sheila Brush, QSPS is the 28th chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition (our NSQC Congressional Caucus representatives are Rep. Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal). QSPS works directly with federal, state, and local legislators, and QSPS is supported regionally by a strong, dedicated grass roots organization of committed community members concerned about the newly added flight paths and increased noise and emission levels over the residents and businesses of the Puget Sound region.

QSPS provides information, education and activism with a robust social media presence premised on a foundation that balances the desire for safe and efficient air travel without sacrificing the livability of our neighborhoods – our quality of life.  If you are hearing it, you are breathing it.

Sheila Brush, Founder: [email protected]

About Quiet Skies Coalition (QSC)
The QSC’s was launched with a mission to restore the quiet skies over the greater Burien area following new and significant negative impacts from sudden FAA flight procedure modifications. QSC has since successfully tangled with the Federal Aviation Administration over new flights turning over Burien and continues to support the City of Burien’s litigation with the FAA in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. QSC members also provide significant leadership and expertise on a wide variety of aviation expansion issues to regional aviation-related institutions and committees, and airport neighbor cities and citizen groups.

Larry Cripe, President: [email protected]

About the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance
Federal Way Air Noise Alliance members have worked with the City of Federal Way, the Sea-Tac Airport Round Table, the State Department of Commerce Aviation Impact Study, and other community groups, and provide ongoing advocacy and public testimony on airport expansion issues impacting Federal Way citizens.

About The Briefing Project
The Briefing Project is a year-long journalism, commentary, activism, and social media project created by Des Moines resident, attorney, and filmmaker Steve Edmiston. The Project is intended to culminate with a feature documentary film about elected officials with a choice to continue, stop, or mitigate, the harms caused to humans and the environment by noise and emissions from overflight operations. The Briefing Project introduced the “Port of Seattle Airport Neighbor Community (POSANC) Accords,” with ten initiatives ranging from general policy (e.g., protecting health and environment as a pre-condition to increasing flight frequency); to specific mitigation (e.g., policies prioritizing night time curfews and siting a regional airport); and initiatives reforming Port culture (e.g., policy of non-interference with environmental studies). See the POSANC Accords at https://bit.ly/2Q3LKsf.

Steve Edmiston: [email protected]

The Good Bootlegger

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4!

Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer (of “The Maury Island Incident“), this will be an edutaining and engaging speaker series told in three parts, combining history, mythology, whiskey, local references and good old-fashioned storytelling.

This series – to be held in the Smith Tower’s historic and amazing 35th floor Observatory Bar – will explore the history of Olmstead’s rags-to-riches-to-rags story, from rising Seattle Cop to the Rumrunning King of the Northwest to inmate at McNeil Island.

Olmstead, who was busted by the Feds at the Woodmont Mosquito Fleet Dock in Des Moines on Thanksgiving Day, 1925, was said to even have a bustling “distribution warehouse” in the Sunnydale neighborhood of Burien.

SMELLS LIKE SEATTLE SPIRITS
Monday, March 4 | $20 per person

Join us at Smith Tower for the kick-off event of our educational and engaging three-part speaker series. You’ll hear tales of the mystery and mayhem surrounding one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history, Roy Olmstead, while sipping on an exclusive specialty cocktail created just for the occasion. Enjoy some good old-fashioned storytelling about Seattle, Prohibition, and beyond. Snag your tickets today, seating is limited.spacerspacer

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SCHEDULE/TOPICS
Here’s the full schedule of this three-part series:

  • Event 1: The Beginnings: The Seduction of a Seattle Cop – Monday, Mar. 4, 2019
  • Event 2: The Rise of Old Roy: Seattle’s Most Original Innovator: – Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Event 3: The Hard Fall: The Feds Fight Back – Monday, May 6, 2019

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for all three events.

Event programming runs from 8 – 10 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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

First up is a spacious Normandy Park home that sits in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the Puget Sound:

Enjoy the open concept layout with updates throughout and an over sized rec room for hosting large gatherings.

You will absolutely love the spacious front deck with a glimpse of the sound and mountains while you enjoy the amazing sunsets.

The back yard has all the space you could want for green thumb activities, to run and play, or to simply enjoy the large private yard.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 24: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18424 4th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $619,950
  • MLS Number: 1403170
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,160 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 13,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a home with gorgeous views of Puget Sound in a captivating setting!

Secluded, wonderful bluff location on a Sylvan hillside.

Main floor boasts French doors, slate entry and a chefs style kitchen complete with double ovens and gas range.

Main floor master with its own bath and walk in closet along with two more bedrooms on main.

Downstairs has an over-sized family room with fireplace, another bedroom and a 3/4 bath.

Home has an entertainment size decks plus hot tub.

Lot A Beach Rights to the Cove.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17055 16th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,960
  • MLS Number: 1387698
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2.540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 16,998 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a must see urban single family home in vibrant, new restaurant haven White Center.

Great walk ability to all the coffee shops, bars and breweries.

Very simple commute into downtown Seattle from here.

Stainless steel appliance package, quartz countertops, tile with oversized showers, and hardwood floors are just a few of the features.

These homes are also 4 beds/ 3.5 baths over 1800 square feet.

NO HOA DUES & no shared walls!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9214 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1401938
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,857 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,513 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Wall to Wall Carpet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up – welcome to your 5-bedroom, like-new construction, completely remodeled home:

This home is equipped for easy living or added income with the possibility of a duplex.

Fully equipped new kitchen that opens into your living room with two bedrooms & bath upstairs & a grand 3 bedrooms on the bottom floor with a bath.

With no expense spared, live worry free and walk to the many new restaurants that White Center has to offer.

This home / investment won’t last!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9216 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $514,999
  • MLS Number: 1395057
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,640 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,300 s.f.

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a beautiful, finished, high end new construction home!

Ready to move-in!

Great looking story home with stone accents and large covered front porch.

This spacious home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage.

Dramatic, stunning entry with vaulted ceilings and designer railing.

Dream master bedroom with 5-piece master bath.

Chef’s delight kitchen with white cabinetry, island, slab granite, stainless appliances and walk in pantry.

Ideal and desirable location.

Well-sized lot is fully landscaped.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Feb. 24: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17106 113th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1396966
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,260 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Feb. 22: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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.

By Jack Mayne

A Somali business owner of SeaTac Market, who was renting space at SeaTac Center International Market, has been evicted by the City of SeaTac for repeatedly paying her rent with checks that were rejected by banks due to a lack of funds.

The eviction of owner Sahra Abdulle had nothing to do with the upcoming general eviction of all other largely Somali refugee tenants in the market self-styled as an international market. Many of the small, mostly female run businesses wanted the city to continue to allow the market to remain in business, but instead the city sold the property for what will become low income living facilities in a newly built structure, as depicted in this rendering:

The final move from the store took place on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Property Manager hired
In January, the remaining 10 tenants were sent a letter by the city’s hired property management firm, Kidder Matthew to follow up on a March 12 letter which gave tenants a nine-month notice that the site was being redeveloped, until Aug. 31, 2019.

Because of previous notices, the tenants received more than 16-month notice to relocate, city officials have said.

The city has offered some relocation assistance and some tenants have taken advantage of this offer, said Kyle Moore, SeaTac Government Relations and Communications Manager, but there is no general fund for such relocation by the remaining inhabitants.

Kidder Matthews last year had gone to King County Superior Court seeking a show cause hearing to allow eviction of all tenants after the general tenant of a majority of space in SeaTac Market was more than $89,000 behind in rent, the city said.

Moore said that since the original court documents were filed, the SeaTac Market has paid more than $50,000 but the SeaTac Market still owes about $42,000.

The evicted tenant was originally supposed to move out by Friday, Feb. 8 after a three-day eviction notice. Next the tenant wis supposed to vacate the retail space by close of business today, Feb. 21.

In a separate development in January, the remaining 10 tenants were sent a letter by Kidder Matthews to vacate the SeaTac Center by Aug. 31. This letter is a follow up to the March 12, 2018 letter which gave tenants a nine-month notice that the site was being redeveloped. So the tenants have received more than 16-month notice.

The SeaTac Center is located at 15245 International Blvd S.:

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