QUEEN ANNE Opponents of the Seattle Fire Department's proposal for a new Fire Station 20 appear to be gaining momentum. The station's groundbreaking is on hold until the city council approves the condemnation of three single-family homes where the station would be built, at 13th Avenue West and West Dravus Street. On Tuesday the mayor's office sent a note asking that a council committee delay its vote on condemnations until July 18. Valerie Paganelli, of the Concerned Neighbors of Fire Station 20, wondered, hopefully, whether this signaled the mayor's interest in exploring alternative building sites. The more likely explanation is that the mayor realized he didn't have the votes on council and wanted more time to wrangle them. Says Paganelli: "We don't care who the hero is. Just let us get the outcome we're looking for." FIRST HILL SkyGarden, a 22-story, 97-unit condominium project that will be built at the corner of Seneca Street and Boylston Avenue received approval from a neighborhood design review board on June 5, despite concern from First Hill activists about lack of open space at the site. The project, by Arca Architecture, counts an alley that contains its Dumpsters, as well as terraces accessible only to building residents, as open space. Arca was allowed to add an extra 80 feet of building height thanks in part to the firm agreeing to make a large—but still undetermined—cash donation to Seattle First Baptist Church, a designated historic landmark on Harvard Avenue that will use the money to restore its interior.—T. F.