SeattlePI.com has done you a big favor and put together a list of Seattle's worst buildings, at least when it comes to being cited by city inspectors. The worst of the worst? Elektra Condominiums, which has racked up a whopping 24 citations. We mapped out the top ten (or bottom ten as it were) after the jump. Mark those places down somewhere for reference so you know to look elsewhere next time you're looking for a stable space to live.Read More
Introducing Seattle's Worst Building Code Violators
This building has racked up 24 citations (the most in Seattle). One Trip Advisor commenter said "The place was VERY VERY DIRTY" and "IT SMELLED OF URINE," which, isn't good.
10 E. Roanoke Street Slip
This floating home slip has received 23 citations and received more than any Seattle spot in 2008 and 2009.
1308 12th Ave.
Some of the 17 citations this property were nailed for included finding cockroaches, broken appliances and junk strewn all over the place. Lovely.
6418 Brooklyn Ave.
This fire-damaged 4-BR was declared unfit for habitation in 2008 but had abandoned cars sitting on the lot as recently as 2012. 14 citations received.
536 N 102nd St.
This 1,700 square foot multiple occupancy home has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 14 citations.
448 N.E. Ravenna Blvd.
A lack of water for residents and inoperable smoke detectors were some of the 14 citations received. This property is currently under the care of the county assessor's office.
10502 Lake City Way
This kinda-house, kinda-business kinda let an RV hook up to it for water and electricity for so long that it received 13 citations.
3506 S. Adams St.
How many cars can you fit in this yard? Apparently six, and apparently that gets you just some of the 13 citations this place has received.
8433 55TH Ave.
Currently sale-pending, this "investor alert" should include the news that it has received 12 citations in the past. Hopefully its sjhady days are behind it.
5033 37TH Ave.
“Pest infestation." That's all you really need to know about this place and its 12 citations. Sold for $1.2M in 1996, if you can believe it.