Saturday, October 22, 2005

SMP can condemn "Sinking Ship" parking garage

Not sure how I feel about this. That garage is about as much of a landmark as a parking garage can be.
The state Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Seattle Monorail Project may use eminent domain to condemn the "Sinking Ship" parking garage in Pioneer Square, even though a new train station would take up only a third of the land.

The monorail project would use the rest of the property to store equipment during construction. Then it would sell or lease it to developers to offset the cost of the project.
But John Fujii, the garage's owner, gets the last laugh
"It appears the monorail will not be built anyway, so it remains to be seen whether we lose our land."


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