Satterlee House owner goes to court to challenge city ruling


The fight over what can and can’t be built on that large lawn in the 4800 block of Beach Drive, stretching westward from the city-landmarked Satterlee House, isn’t over yet. Richard Hill, lawyer for Satterlee House owner William Conner, has just confirmed to WSB that Conner is going to court to challenge the city Hearing Examiner‘s recent ruling on his development proposal. As reported here April 28th, Hearing Examiner Sue Tanner upheld the city Landmarks Board vote against Conner’s proposal to build three 3,000-square-foot homes on the land; it’s been subdivided into three lots for potential development, and it was suggested at the extensive hearing preceding the ruling (this archive includes all WSB coverage) that the board might have looked more favorably on smaller houses. The HE ruling was the city’s final say, so court action was the only means by which it could be challenged; the 51-page appeal asks King County Superior Court to review the decision – we won’t have time to review all 51 pages till later, but we’ve uploaded the document here in case you want to read it first.

4 Replies to "Satterlee House owner goes to court to challenge city ruling"

  • CB May 15, 2008 (6:52 pm)

    Best of Luck Mr. Conner!

  • TeresaP May 16, 2008 (9:54 am)

    Someone needs to tell Mr Conner to “PLEASE STOP TALKING”!!

  • MAS May 16, 2008 (12:52 pm)

    Yes, by all means let’s tell everyone how they can use their property and when they try to use their legal recourses to seek the outcome they want – tell them to “PLEASE STOP TALKING”…

    After all, shutting up the people that don’t think or behave like we do or as we would like them to is what this country was founded on… — OK, maybe not this country, but SOME country, maybe North Korea?

  • chris May 17, 2008 (12:02 am)

    this the same hill of the failed denny’s in ballard fame?

    i think what we’ll find is just cos you want something on the land you own, thanks to land use ordinances, you might not be able to. and sometimes, that is a good thing.

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