Everyone seems to agree that the boarded up, decrepit houses and barren, grassy parcels along Northeast 65th Street in the Roosevelt neighborhood could serve a better purpose.
But what purpose, exactly? On that question, no one seems to agree.
On March 13, Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced a plan to seize two properties from notorious Seattle landlords Martha and Hugh Sisley. Over the past three decades, the couple has racked up $3.3 million in fines from hundreds of code violations in dozens of homes.