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New apartments are built, but renters can’t get in. Here’s what is causing the logjam in Seattle

Developer Ken Tousley, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in Seattle, inside his finished apartment building addition at the firebox area. During a media tour, Tousley points to the sprinkler system while waiting for a fire inspection so he can open. 218406

Seattle apartment developers say they're waiting longer for a key city inspections. Some developers said they've had to wait more than a month for a Seattle Fire Department inspection, one of the final steps before apartments can be rented.

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