October 17, 2007

A long walk to the bathroom

The city of Bothell has a population of about 31,000 residents, and it covers roughly 12 square miles. The odd thing about Bothell is that roughly half of the land area is in King County, the other half in Snohomish County.

A new condominium complex adds to this confusion. The county line splits the complex so that thirteen of the buildings are in Snohomish County and three in King County. Worse yet there is one building that actually straddles the line. This means that a home’s bedroom might be in a different county than the bathroom. I imagine the permit process for this building was a nightmare.

I wonder if they will get a property assessment from each county. Will the King County half be worth more than the Snohomish County half?

1 comment:

Holly said...

You could own a ubitchwitous bedroom! This way a couple in a fight could say " I'm moving to another county!" and conveniently just step into another room. It could provide comic relif in a tense moment. Maybe that's why they did it. An elaborate solution to marital disputes. That's it.