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7-year fight for Lake Washington coast ends with Seattle’s $800G pays the owner, turn the lot into a public park

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To ends a Lake Washington coast has much in the vicinity of Lake City, a public park, a seven-year battle that pitted local residents and the adjacent property owners who wanted the land for themselves.

A 60-foot wide lot will be open to the public and with the names such as N. E. 130th place road end, is a win for the community has used for many decades but lived in the cheaper houses up the hill from the beach.

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The city of Seattle, meanwhile, paid $800,000 to Keith Holmquist and Fred Karsibór, the properties possessed on each side of the lot to use after the trial, legal loopholes, in order to control the quantity of The Seattle Times reported.

The decision of the country to the public is both Holmquist and Kasenburg discovery that the status of the lot between their properties was unclear, as a fact, back in 1932, they convey to the Cedar Park Community Club for use as a public beach – never been delivered, according to the outlet.

This prompted the men to claim on the country in the year 2012 and in 2015, put up a sign stating that it was a private property.

Holmquist defended against the complaints of locals, and told the times, in 2015, that the lot has been used for anti-social activity. “Alcohol, sex outside of drugs,” he said. “Injection Needles, Syringes. Beer cans, hard liquor bottles.”

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This has led, however, to organize only to locals, in an effort to help turn the country private. Dave Pope, a retired graphic designer, led the movement and led to the complaints on the Seattle City Council.

The Council agreed with the locals, unleashing another round of legal efforts by the landowners to appeal the Council’s intention to negotiate or to use eminent domain powers for the acquisition of the property.

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After years of appeals, the men ultimately settled on a figure –$435,798 for Holmquist and $364,202 for Karsibór. “It was a significant amount,” Holmquist told the newspaper.

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