Attention every business owner/property owner along 56th Avenue in Mountlake Terrace who just received their eminent domain notices for the Main Street project along that arterial. Attention also to the incurable Town Center optimists who still insist that nothing but good can come from their vision.
Please read Sunday’s Seattle Times article about the experience of business owners near the light rail station construction of the Angle Lake Station south of Sea-Tac. As there, any inconvenience or business disruption from our Main Street project is very unlikely to be made right. The city has barely $3 million for a project which they openly admit will cost more than $18 million.
Can someone please explain for whose benefit all this is being done? The evolution of downtown seems to be moving forward just fine without a tree-lined landscape architecture project.