Homes To Be Named After Slain Officer

SEATTLE - Mayor Norm Rice tomorrow will dedicate the first of 18 single-family homes at a Central Area development called Antonio Terry Estates in honor of the Seattle Police officer killed last year.

The homes, for low- and moderate-income households, were developed by HomeSight, a nonprofit community corporation that works with contractors to assist first-time homebuyers. The homes, 14 of which are presold, sit on a parcel of land between 24th and 25th avenues and between East Yesler Way and South Washington Street that has been vacant for more than 25 years.

The development is expected to add stability and economic vitality to the neighborhood. City housing officials said the units - priced from $118,500 to $124,000, with up to $35,000 in down-payment assistance - are the type they hope to create more of through the home-buyer assistance component of the $59.2 million levy on the November ballot.

At the dedication, which Terry's widow is expected to attend, Rice and the Police Department also plan to unveil a permanent memorial to Terry, who was slain when he stopped for a disabled motorist at a freeway exit and pistol shots were exchanged.