Apartments could rise over Newcastle coal mines

  • Mon Jan 6th, 2014 3:27pm
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Associated Press

NEWCASTLE — A development with 900 apartments and townhomes and space for a restaurant, bank and shops could be built on property near Bellevue where coal was mined in the 1800s.

A developer, AvalonBay Communities, has submitted plans for a planned community in Newcastle.

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reported that the 53-acre site is strewn with rubble, mine tailings and the remains of a brick plant that operated on the site for 60 years until closing in 2011.

AvalonBay hopes to start work this summer and complete the development by 2018.