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Friday night, wandering WS

July 13, 2007 10:26 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | Seen around town | West Seattle festivals

We didn’t return to Summer Fest until most of the booths were preparing to fold up for the night, but there were still sights to be seen, such as this small train display outside the train shop (note the wishing well bowl and a lizard/dinosaur chewing on a car):


North of Oregon, the “car show” near the Rat City Rollergirls‘ booth turned out to be a grand total of three cars by the time we got there. Nonetheless, this classic was a sight to see, especially with its original $2400ish price sticker in the window:


Then it was time to head closer to the water, and we found ourselves at Seacrest, where the pier bustled with crab pots and fishing rods, with cotton-candy thundercloud-wannabes behind the downtown skyline:


Seacrest will also entertain young fisherfolk in the morning at a special pond set up for a Hi-Yu event. We’ll have more on that after dawn’s early light.

Summer Fest freebie

OK, our early scouting party’s first report from Summer Fest in The Junction: Metro Market’s kiosk was offering free brownie samples. We’ll be going back later to look for the Rat City Rollergirls, among others.




WS fire this afternoon

July 13, 2007 3:24 pm
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 |   West Seattle fires | WS breaking news

We don’t have details but we do know from the city fire site that the big Fire Department response downslope from Admiral was at 31st & City View. Couldn’t get any closer than the view you see below. One WSB reader says smoke could be seen from downtown for a while.


Townhome tussle, the final chapter

July 13, 2007 11:11 am
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 |   Development | Gatewood

At the western foot of Gatewood Hill, just across from Seattle International Church, the fight over the last phase of a controversial townhouse project is over, after five months. We first told you about it in early February; that’s also when upset neighbors posted about it on their community website. Most of the construction carried on, except for one last slice of land below a community landmark (photo below), which we told you two weeks ago was going to an appeal hearing.


Now, the appeal hearing is off because of a settlement the developer reached with neighbors. Click ahead for full details about what’s in the deal:Read More

From the real-estate & land-use files

July 13, 2007 9:04 am
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 |   Development | West Seattle housing

-Got $5 million? Get a historic waterfront home — the Colman estate at 9343 Fauntleroy (in Laurentide, south of the ferry dock). Its roots trace all the way back to Fauntleroy’s original development; a bit more history is here.

-If you only have about half that, you can still buy Fauntleroy property — this apartment building just north of Lincoln Park is now on the block.

-In the Admiral District, the city has just accepted the application for a 4-story mixed-use (retail and residential) building @ 2310 Cali, the eyesore-ish plot just south of Yen Wor/Admiral Pub.

And this happened long BEFORE the thunderstorm

Thanks to Jerry from JetCityOrange for sending pix of tree trouble at Admiral/49th/Lander yesterday. Hope nobody got hurt!


WS weekend lineup: Summer Fest and TONS more

Summer Fest is of course the headliner, but this weekend also features the dinner/auction to save the Community School of WS site from going condo, DNDA’s big art auction, Sunday morning classics at Admiral Theater, low tides, and more … Click for the full list, as always:Read More