Thanks to Bruce for the tip that a 106-year-old North Admiral home is being torn down today. The building at 1521 Sunset Ave. SW was most recently a rental four-plex, according to official records. (To see how it looked pre-demolition – including a stone fireplace inside – check out its webpage on the King County Assessor’s site.) According to the city Department of Planning and Development website, a new single-family home is planned on the site, which was sold in 2011 for just under $1 million. The year before that, as reported here in coverage of the March 2010 Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting, community members had proposed that the city use Parks and Green Spaces Levy money to buy the site and keep it as open space. Preserving the site as an overlook had been discussed for years – it’s in the Admiral Neighborhood Plan. But the application for levy Opportunity Fund money in 2010 received a low rating, and the proposal didn’t make the cut for funding.
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