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. 

Vic Barry

Magnolia