CLYDE HILL, Wash. (AP) — Former baseball player John Olerud has prevailed in a battle for a partial view of the Seattle skyline from his Clyde Hill home.
Neighbors decided not to appeal a city Board of Adjustment order that their two 50-foot trees be cut down.
The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/UHnN4A) the ruling requires Olerud to pay about $63,000 to remove the trees.
It was the first time the city has ordered a tree removed under a 1991 view obstruction ordinance.
An appraisal estimated the view would add about $255,000 to the value of Olerud's $4 million property.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com