Burien reaches deal with developer
City will consider apartments at Burien Town Square, hold off on buying back land from developer
Burien city officials have agreed to give developer Harbor Urban until Nov. 15 to sell them on a new plan for the second phase of Burien Town Square, a public-private project intended to revitalize the city's downtown.
Harbor Urban was to have started building the second phase -- condos -- a year ago. The city council, tired of waiting, voted in June to exercise a contract clause to buy the property back from the developer.
That's now on hold, and the city says it's willing to consider rental apartments instead of condos.