Neighbors are objecting to a decision by the state to condemn the Montlake Boulevard Market next to Highway 520, and use the land to store construction equipment.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) filed a lawsuit naming the store owners, cellphone companies that share a tower there, and others in mid-May, following months of community forums.

After an uproar in the residential neighborhood over demolition scenarios, project officials said last winter they would consider ways to keep the market open, and demolish only the gas station along eastbound 520’s Montlake offramp.

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