Interbay was originally a marshy tide flat filled in by 40 years of garbage and dirt deposit. Interbay is what many (most) consider to be a light-industry slum. Part of the problem is that it has the region's fishing industry berthed to the far North, and an industrial port to the far South, and a mass series of active railroad activity throughout. The so-called "mall" which was supposed to be built was stopped half-way because of a lawsuit pending by the builders of a new PC Market -meant to be the flagship store in the area. This halted all progress in the area. My professional opinion is that it's a great geographical locale with future potential for someone willing to invest the billions necessary. It's 5 minutes to downtown proper. But aesthetic wise it's a rundown, dirty, drug infested, crime-laden, locomotive fumed and unsafe eyesore. Interbay was where the city dump was 1946-1969, and home of arsenic mecca Tsubota Steel. The seagulls still flock to the grassland areas covering the make shift golf course in search of garbage bits which surface after each rain storm. It's also home to a U.S. National Guard jail and motor-pool. How do I know this? I've lived adjacent to Interbay for 50 years. BTW, Interbay is the sunken area which lies between Queen Anne Hill to the East, and Magnolia to the West. Elliot Bay is to the South, and Salmon Bay (across the bay is Ballard) to the North.