Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Meany Middle School in Capitol Hill for Landmark Status

Meany Middle SchoolSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of Meany Middle School (301 21st Ave E) on Wednesday, September 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor (Room 4060).

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by September 15 at 3:00 p.m.:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review after August 30 at the Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave E) and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). It is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

 

Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Request for Loyal Heights Elementary School

Loyal Heights FacadeA public meeting is scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to modernize Loyal Heights Elementary School and construct an addition to the building. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Loyal Heights Elementary School lunchroom (2511 NW 80th St).

Seattle School District is requesting changes to City zoning regulations for the following:

  1. Increase lot coverage from the 35% allowed to 50%.
  2. Increase maximum height from the 35 ft. allowed to 60 ft.
  3. Reduce setbacks to 0 ft. in some locations.
  4. Eliminate requirements to provide off-street parking.
  5. Allow continued on-street bus loading.

This meeting will include a School District presentation on the requested changes before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives. After the presentation, the public is invited to make comments concerning the request.

Following public testimony, the committee will make a recommendations to either grant outright, grant with conditions, or deny the requested zoning modifications; or it can decide to hold additional meetings if it feels more information is needed. The final decision is made by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

If community members cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted to:

Maureen Sheehan
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649
maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov

For more information, call Maureen Sheehan at 684-0302, or e-mail maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Wayne Apartments for Landmark Status

Wayne ApartmentsSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Wayne Apartments (2224 2nd Avenue) on Wednesday, September 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor (Room 4060).

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by September 1 at 3:00 p.m.:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Central Library (1000 4th Avenue) and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). It is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

 

 

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Singerman Residence/Gaslight Inn for Landmark Status

Singerman ResidenceSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Singerman Residence/Gaslight Inn (1727 15th Avenue) on Wednesday, August 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by August 18 at 3:00 p.m.:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review after August 10 at the Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave E, 206-684-4715). The nomination can be viewed now at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). Both nominations are both posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

 

Mayor Murray Seeks Members for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Pioneer Square PergolaMayor Edward Murray seeks four members to serve on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. The 10-member Pioneer Square Preservation Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director for all properties within the Pioneer Square Preservation District. The four positions available are for a historian or architectural historian, human services representative, district property owner, and architect.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. for two to three hours. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee, which also meet twice a month. In general, Board members must commit approximately 6 hours per month to Board business.

The board is composed of two district property owners, two architects and one of each of the following – retail business owner, attorney, historian/architectural historian, human services representative, a young adult appointed through the Get Engaged Boards and Commissions program (a position for adults ages 18-29), and a member-at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents, and Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by Friday, August 7. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: genna.nashem@seattle.gov (reference the Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the subject line). To submit a paper copy, please address: Genna Nashem, Pioneer Square Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649. For more information, contact Genna Nashem at (206) 684-0227.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Tour Historic Buildings on Queen Anne this Weekend

Johnson HouseThis Saturday head over to Queen Anne for The Modern Tour, offering an interesting perspective on significant structures built after the modern industrial era. Led by the Queen Anne Historical Society, this event takes participants on a driving tour that begins with the Queen Anne Pool, designed by Benjamin F. McAdoo, Jr., the first African American architect in Seattle to have a long-term practice. Other stops will include two residences, two live-work buildings and another municipal project, the Power Control Center on Roy. The architects who designed the most recent projects will discuss their program goals and the place of their work in the contemporary modernism period.

The Modern Tour will take place Saturday, June 20 from 12 – 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at http://themoderntour.bpt.me, and are $20 for Queen Anne Historical Society members, and $25 to the general public. A reception at Tin Lizzie Lounge in the MarQueen Hotel will follow the event with a cash bar, complimentary appetizers and a free signature cocktail for members. More information is available on the society’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/QueenAnneHistoricalSociety.

 

 

Mayor Murray seeks new member for Landmarks Preservation Board

Sorrento HotelMayor Edward Murray is seeking a new member to serve on the Landmarks Preservation Board in the Architect position. The 12-member Landmarks Preservation Board makes recommendations to the Seattle City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties.

The Board is composed of two architects, two historians, one structural engineer, one representative each from the fields of real estate and finance, one member from the City Planning Commission, a Get Engaged member (a position for adults ages 18-29), and three members at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m. The Architect and Historian board members also serve on the Board’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC). In general, Board members must commit approximately 10 hours per month to Landmark Board business.

Applicants must be Seattle residents, and Board members serve without compensation.

If interested, please email your letter of interest and resume by June 26 to Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov (reference the Landmarks Preservation Board in the subject line). Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

To submit a paper copy, address it to: Erin Doherty, Landmark Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. For more information, contact Erin at (206) 684-0380.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

What is the Future of Magnuson Park’s Most Historic Building?

B2 Charrette InviteThe Magnuson Park Advisory Committee invites you to a Community Visioning Charrette for Building 2 in Warren G. Magnuson Park. The date is Saturday, June 6 from 1 – 5 p.m. You’ll get to tour the building, meet the experts, explore development possibilities, learn about this historic asset, and share your perspectives. For more details and to register, please visit http://building2.bpt.me/.

Building 2 is located within the 89-acre Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District, one of eight landmark districts in the city.

 

Two Elementary Schools are Seattle’s Newest Landmarks

McGilvra Elementary SchoolSeattle City Council recently approved landmark designation ordinances for two elementary schools. Located in Madison Park and Montlake neighborhoods, both buildings were recognized for their cultural significance, distinct architectural character, and prominent siting within their neighborhoods.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Board approved the nomination, designation, and controls and incentives for both of these landmarks and provided draft ordinances to City Council. The final step to the process was approval by City Council.

The new landmarks are:

Built in 1913
Architect: Edgar Blair

Built in 1924
Architect: Floyd Naramore

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as seven historic districts located throughout the city. For information on the designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/.

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Elementary Schools in Magnolia and West Seattle

Magnolia Elementary SchoolSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Magnolia Elementary School (2418 28th Avenue W) and the E.C. Hughes Elementary School (7740 34th Avenue SW) on Wednesday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by June 2 at 3:00 p.m.:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the Magnolia Elementary School Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Magnolia Branch Library (2801 34th Avenue W; 684-4225) and the Hughes Elementary School nomination can be viewed at the Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th Avenue SW; 684-7455). Both nominations can also be viewed at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). They are both posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”