Buyer beware: Investor stuck with condemned building
Owner claims city of Medical Lake is discriminating against him
Last updated 7/18/2019 at 8:51am
It appears Andy Louie bought a lemon, and wants to make lemonade, but the city of Medical Lake won’t let him.
The lemon in question is a 99-year-old, 888-square-foot building located at 110 S. Lefevre St. in Medical Lake that Louie purchased in March 2018 for $35,000, according to county documents.
The structure was later deemed uninhabitable after complaints from an adjacent business and local residents prompted a city inspection, according to City Administrator Doug Ross.
Farm Salvation owner Gerri Johnson, one of those who complained to the city, noted that the structure emits a stron...