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.”

 

Mayor Murray seeks candidate for Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

Ballard Landmark District blogMayor Murray is inviting applicants for an opening on the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board. The opening is for either a Ballard historian or a person having a demonstrated interest in the Ballard community.

The seven-member Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board protects the historical and architectural values and significance of the Ballard Avenue Landmark District by regulating all proposed changes to the external appearance of buildings, structures, and public rights-of-way located within the district boundaries

The Board includes two district property owners, two district property owners/business persons, one district tenant/resident, one architect and one Ballard historian or person with a demonstrated interest in the Ballard community. Five board members are elected for a two-year term at annual elections in the District, and two are appointed by the Mayor and approved by Seattle City Council.

Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. Board members generally must commit two to four hours a month to Board business. Members serve without compensation and must be Seattle residents.

Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest by Tuesday, May 19. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: Heather.McAuliffe@seattle.gov (reference Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board in the subject line). To submit a paper copy, mail it to: Heather McAuliffe, Coordinator, Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. 

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.

For more information, call Ms. McAuliffe at (206) 684-0229.

 

 

Mayor Murray seeks two new members for Landmarks Preservation Board

Judge Ronald HouseMayor Edward Murray is looking for two new members to serve on the Landmarks Preservation Board in the At-Large position and 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 serves on the Board’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC). In general, Board members must commit approximately 10 hours per month to Landmarks Board business.

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 May 15, 2015. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. Please email your letter and resume to: Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov (reference the Landmarks Preservation Board in the subject line).

To submit a paper copy, please address: Erin Doherty, Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

For more information, contact Erin Doherty 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.

 

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of two Public Schools for Landmark Status

Daniel Bagley Elementary SchoolSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Daniel Webster Elementary School (3014 NW 67th Street) and the Daniel Bagley Elementary School (7821/7901 Stone Avenue N) on Wednesday, May 6 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 May 5 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 Bagley Elementary School Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Green Lake Branch Library (7364 East Green Lake Drive North, 206-684-7547); and the Webster Elementary School nomination is available at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 22nd Ave NW, 206-684-4089). Both nominations can be viewed 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.”

 

Seattle City Council Approves two new Historic Landmarks

Seattle National Bank

Seattle National Bank

Seattle City Council approved landmark designation ordinances for two city of Seattle landmarks. Located in Downtown and Yesler neighborhoods, these buildings showcase the rich cultural and architectural heritage of Seattle.

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

The new landmarks are:

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 more information on the landmark designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/.

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider two Properties in Denny Regrade Neighborhood for Landmark Status

Old IBM BuildingSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the National Cash Register Building at 1923-27 Fifth Ave. and the (old) IBM Building at 1929-33 Fifth Ave. on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, 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 March 31 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 Fourth Ave) and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). It is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

 

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Seattle Times Building Complex for Landmark Status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Seattle Times Building Complex’s 1947 Office Building Addition and its Printing Plant, both located at 1120 John Street. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 18 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. Any written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by February 17 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 Public 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, www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

 

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home for Landmark Status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home (2003 NW 57th Street in Ballard) on Wednesday, March 4 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 March 3 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 Ballard Branch Library (5614 22nd Ave NW, 206-684-4089) 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, www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”