Burien Town Square standstill agreement extended 90 days

The standstill agreement between the city of Burien and Burien Town Square developer Harbor Urban has been extended for 90 days.

The city and developers had signed an agreement that would have given the two parties until Nov. 15 to agree on an acceptable alternative to previously planned condos on a vacant Town Square site.

However, on Nov. 5, city attorney Craig Knutson told council members the two sides are close to an agreement but “unfortunately it is not complete.”

Harbor Urban has proposed a 173-unit, “high-quality, market rate” apartment complex for the site.

Knutson also revealed the city has talked to other potential developers about the site.

Lawmakers unanimously approved the extension.

Mayor Brian Bennett emphasized that the agreement most likely will come earlier than 90 days.

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