The Madison Valley redevelopment saga for 2925 E. Madison St., aka the City People's Garden Store (now closed), goes back some seven years — including two appeals to the city Hearing Examiner. But developer Velmeir has all its permits in place for a planned new PCC with 82 apartments on top.
King County has put out a request for proposals from general contractor/construction manager firms interested in building improvements to West Point Treatment Plant that are estimated at $165.3 million. Proposals are due July 6.
A small old apartment building at 1509 E. Mercer St. recently sold for $5 million, according to King County records. The seller was Community Roots Housing, which acquired the property in 1986, apparently as a gift.
Last year, 58 million households camped at least once in 2022, pumping 52 billion dollars into local communities and economies. People seek solace in nature for affordable vacations and mental health, and the great outdoors offers just that.