Thanks for the excellent summary of the history of Briarcliff school and now- housing development (“Briarcliff: From Elementary School to Housing Development,” April 23). I was on the Magnolia Community Council board and the Briarcliff “resistance” committee when this issue was in play.
You did a great job distilling the timeline down to a length that keeps readers’ attention.
There was a lot more convoluted legal fights and many more competent opponents to the disastrous first proposals by Bellevue “fine” homes company than I, but the result speaks for itself: They are building what we basically asked for: individual homes that are unique and blend into the surrounding neighborhoods.
But their marketing is laughable, with such ploys as taking pictures of Downtown Seattle from sites on Queen Anne.