My post last May about Amazon’s impact on a Ballard neighborhood street proved quite popular, especially on Slashdot’s: Visual Walk Through Amazon’s Impact On One Seattle Neighborhood. You may remember there were two houses sold as lots:

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Two Ballard Houses Sold as Lots

Here’s what those lots look like now, a third house beside the lot will be torn down shortly:

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A View of Ballard Neighborhood Development

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Another View of Ballard Neighborhood Development

You can see originals of all the photos on Flickr.

Word is that the townhomes pictured in the earlier story are experiencing numerous defects from the fast-paced construction including leaky roofs.


Posted by Jeff Reifman

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