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Seattle Times: Burien sketches growth vision for busy, diverse Ambaum Boulevard

BURIEN — He saw this conversation coming. Before Travis Thompson sold out concerts, signed with a major record label and embarked on a European tour, the Burien-raised rapper wrote about change coming to Ambaum Boulevard Southwest. “Won’t always be a man on the corner slinging that roasted corn … Won’t always be my mom at the house saying, ‘There’s room for more,’” Thompson sang in 2016 on “Ambaum,” an ode to the city’s north-south arterial. “And I’m cool with that, I swear I am. I just hope they don’t forget us when they tear it down, and make high-rise homes, and send us packing now.”