A former Russian Orthodox hermitage at the top of Balboa Avenue—from which frustrated monks trucked their chapel in 2008—would be demolished under plans submitted to the county. A Seattle architecture firm has envisioned a steel and concrete structure with aged-wood siding, a caretaker’s unit, an art studio, a lap pool, a meditation hut and two septic systems for the site. David Briggs
An anonymous developer wants to tear down the remnants of an old monastery in Inverness Park to build six new structures, totaling 8,300 square feet of building area. The 17-acre parcel near the start of Drakes Sum- mit had been the home of St. Eugene’s Hermitage, a Christian community that live

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