Tales of 2 ‘holes’: West Seattle and Green Lake

OUR ‘HOLE’: Following up on our recent report that the order of foreclosure sale has been issued for “The Hole,” the stalled 39th/Alaska development site known formally as “Fauntleroy Place,” the sale date has been set: 10 am October 7th, at the King County Courthouse downtown.

GREEN LAKE’S ‘HOLE’: The former Vitamilk property has been in similar straits for a few years. It’s easy – as it has been for “ours” – to make whimsical suggestions of what to do about a “hole,” but it’s not so easy to make an intricately crafted fake, city-style “Land Use” sign like this one that’s getting national attention this weekend:

Our fellow neighborhood-news publisher Amy Duncan published that photo from reader John Creed on her site MyGreenLake.com – where you can appreciate the photo in a larger size – and it’s been picked up by several national sites this weekend. (Thanks, Amy, for letting us share the photo too.) Green Lake’s “hole” is now scheduled for a new project, as MGL explains in their first story about the sign; as for ours, depends on what happens with the aforementioned sale.

8 Replies to "Tales of 2 'holes': West Seattle and Green Lake"

  • A August 21, 2011 (5:27 pm)

    Absolutely hilarious. (And really, a ball pit isn’t such a terrible idea — though I’d be scared of “drowning” in one that big.)

  • Ian August 21, 2011 (7:07 pm)

    If you look at the plan, you’ll see they’ve planned for safety by including a lifeguard and a rescue claw. This is no two-bit ball pit.

    • WSB August 21, 2011 (7:19 pm)

      We were especially captivated by the rescue claw. I suppose it could pick up wayward stuffed animals, too …

  • Valerie August 21, 2011 (7:53 pm)

    Nicely done!

  • Aman August 21, 2011 (9:41 pm)

    Unless the “Ball Pit” has a viaduct off-ramp I want no part of it and will fight it until I am black & blue! BRILLIANT!

  • enviromaven August 21, 2011 (9:57 pm)

    Brilliant! And yes, the rescue claw is a lovely touch :)

  • happy August 21, 2011 (10:31 pm)

    Parking for only 65 unicycles? Wherever shall the rest of the jugglers park?
    Notice that great care was taken to have the lower end of the slide face away from the trampoline. Clearly, the designers have dealt with some of us circus-folk in the past! = )

  • Cheryl August 22, 2011 (1:56 pm)


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