Olerud wins ruling for Seattle skyline view

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 7:03 PM

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.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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