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Pocket Parked: Developer Wins Battle Over Central District Lot

Image: Spectrum Development Solutions

A couple weeks back we learned that a small sliver of land in Central District was a battleground between a developer, that purchased the third-of-an-acre lot and the city of Seattle, which wanted to turn the land into a "pocket park." The developer, Spectrum Development Solutions, paid $2.2M for the spot and has plans for an 84-unit apartment complex called Reverb. The kerfuffle went to Seattle mayor Ed Murray who, on Monday, withdrew legislation that would have forced SDS to sell the property. While the city continues to push for more park space in Central District (two acres by 2024), it seems they'll have to find it someplace else.
· Seattle apartment developer wins fight over park space with the city [PSBJ]
· Apartment Complex or Pocket Park? Central District Lot in Limbo [CS]