Join Historic Seattle for Gardens of Eden, a Lecture on Communities

Beaux-Arts-VillageSpend an evening learning about some remarkably progressive approaches to housing the growing metropolises in the Northeast and Northwest—Long Island, New York, and Seattle, Washington, to be exact.  Along the way, you will experience a number of commonalities in developments motivated by altruism, idealism, arts, golf, and the almighty dollar.  The lectures will inspire thinking about how developers and communities are succeeding and failing in creating livable environments today that will prosper.

When: Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Where: Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South

Registration: $25 members; $35 general public

www.historicseattle.org

 

 

New Members Sought for the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District’s Review Committee

IMG_3302The Landmarks Preservation Board is seeking three new members to serve on the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District’s Application Review Committee (ARC). The open positions include two positions for property owners, residents, or tenants located within the Landmark District; and one position for a community member with a demonstrated interest in the history and preservation of the Landmark District.

The five-member Application Review Committee makes recommendations to the Landmarks Preservation Board for Certificates of Approval, which are requests to make alterations to controlled features of the District. Committee meetings will be held monthly at a location within the District or in close proximity. Committee members serve without compensation.

The Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District’s Application Review Committee is composed of:

  • Two current or former members of the Landmarks Preservation Board (at least one of whom is an architect);
  • Two members selected from property owners, residents, or tenants within the District; and
  • One community member with a demonstrated interest in the history and preservation of the Landmark District.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents. To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume by Friday, March 18, 2016. Please provide your home address to confirm city residence, indicate the position you are seeking, and if applying for one of the owner/resident/tenant positions please include the applicable information.

Please email your letter and resume to: Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov

(Reference the Sand Point Naval Air Station in the subject line).

Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. To submit a paper copy, please address: Erin Doherty, SPNAS District Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

All appointments are confirmed by the chair of the Landmarks Preservation Board. 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 Bryant’s Marina/UW Police Facilities for Landmark Status

Bryant's MarinaSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of Bryant’s Marina/UW Police Facilities (1109-1137 NE Boat Street) on Wednesday, February 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 February 2, 2016 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 University Branch Library (5009 Roosevelt Way NE, 206-684-4063) and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228) before January 21 and in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor after January 25. It is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

 

 

Mayor Murray Seeks new Member for International Special Review District Board

International Special Review DistrictMayor Edward Murray invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The seven-member International Special Review District 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 International Special Review District. The goals of the board are to maintain architectural character, cultural heritage, social diversity, and through the use of historic preservation, enhance the economic climate in the International Special Review District.

The open position is one of two seats on the board that are filled by mayoral appointment. Individuals who have an architectural background and an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/ International District are encouraged to apply.

Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4:00 PM for one to three hours. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee as the Board deems appropriate. In general, Board members must commit approximately 5-6 hours per month to Board business.

The ISRD Board is made up of five elected members and two members who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Seattle City Council. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation. The five elected members consist of:

  • Two members who own property in the Chinatown/International District, or who own or are employed by businesses located in the Chinatown/International District.
  • Two members who are either residents (including tenants) or persons with a recognized and demonstrated interest in the welfare of the Chinatown/International District community.
  • One member-at-large.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents. Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by Monday, January 25, 2016. The timeline for submission has been extended due to the holidays. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: rebecca.frestedt@seattle.gov (reference the International Special Review District in the subject line). To submit a paper copy, please address: Rebecca Frestedt, International Special Review District, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649. For more information, contact Rebecca Frestedt at (206) 684-0226.

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.

P-I Globe Designated a City Landmark

PI GlobeToday Mayor Ed Murray’s signed an ordinance designating the P-I Globe as a City landmark, culminating a process that began more than three years ago.

“Since 1948, the P-I Globe has been a familiar icon in this city,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “I’m pleased this landmark will be preserved and remembered for its place in Seattle’s history.”

The P-I Globe was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board in April of 2012 when it was nominated by three City Councilmembers at that time – Jean Godden, Tim Burgess and Sally Clark. City staff has been working with the Hearst Corporation, the Globe’s owner, to develop an agreement specifying features to be preserved by the current or future owner and clarified what changes would need to be reviewed by the Landmarks Preservation Board. Once that agreement was completed in June, Mayor Murray and Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Jean Godden and Sally Bagshaw introduced the legislation signed today.

The P-I Globe is a unique sign, designed and manufactured specifically to advertise the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and has been a Seattle icon since it was installed on the Post-Intelligencer building in 1948. The image of the Globe served as the logo for the newspaper appearing on its masthead and on each section of the paper. The Globe was later moved to its present location on Elliott Avenue W in 1986.

 

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Lincoln High School for Landmark Status

Lincoln High SchoolSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of Lincoln High School in Wallingford (4400 Interlake Ave N) on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 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 January 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 Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Wallingford Branch Library (1501 N 45th Street, 684-4088) 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.”

 

Mayor Murray Seeks new Member for International Special Review District Board

International Special Review DistrictMayor Edward Murray invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The seven-member International Special Review District 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 International Special Review District. The goals of the board are to maintain architectural character, cultural heritage, social diversity, and through the use of historic preservation, enhance the economic climate in the International Special Review District.

The open position is one of two seats on the board that are filled by mayoral appointment. Individuals who have an architectural background and an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown International District are encouraged to apply.

Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4:00 PM for one to three hours. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee as the Board deems appropriate. In general, Board members must commit approximately 5-6 hours per month to Board business.

The ISRD Board is made up of five elected members and two members who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Seattle City Council. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation. The five elected members consist of:

  • Two members who own property in the Chinatown International District, or who own or are employed by businesses located in the Chinatown International District.
  • Two members who are either residents (including tenants) or persons with a recognized and demonstrated interest in the welfare of the Chinatown International District community.
  • One member-at-large.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents. Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by Wednesday, December 30, 2015 to rebecca.frestedt@seattle.gov (reference the International Special Review District in the subject line). To submit a paper copy, please address: Rebecca Frestedt, International Special Review District, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

For more information, contact Rebecca Frestedt at (206) 684-0226.

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.

Historic Preservation Program Receives 4Culture Grant

4Culture LogoOur Historic Preservation Program was awarded a grant of $11,000 through 4Culture’s 2015-16 Preservation Sustained Support program. This year the funding has been used to begin a much needed update to the Ballard Avenue National Register Historic District nomination. A thorough and up-to-date National Register nomination is critical to ensuring that the benefits of the National Register listing such as easements, grants, and tax credits are extended to owners of historic properties within the districts. Thank you, 4Culture.

 

International Special Review District Board Announces Annual Election Results

International Special Review DistrictThe annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 17.  Three positions were up for election this year, and the results are as follows:

•  Valerie Tran won Position #1 for a District business person, property owner or employee.

•   Herman Setijono won Position #3 for a District resident, tenant or community participant.

•   Carol S. Leong won Position #5 for a District resident, tenant or community participant.

Starting in December, Ms. Tran and Mr. Setijono will begin their first terms, and Ms. Leong will begin serving her second term.

The special character of the Chinatown International District is recognized and protected by city ordinance.  In 1973, the International Special Review District Board was created to preserve, protect and enhance the cultural, economic and historical qualities of the District. The Board is composed of seven members — five elected by the Chinatown International District community and two appointed by the Mayor.  Board members’ terms are for two years, and members may serve up to two consecutive terms.

The current board members are Ben Grace, Carol Leong, Miye Moriguchi, Martha Rogers, Joann Ware and Marie Wong. Ms. Ware and Mr. Grace are outgoing members. There is currently one vacancy on the Board.

The International Special Review District is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program which is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city.

 

 

Mayor Murray and Councilmembers Introduce Legislation Designating Seattle P-I Globe a City landmark

PI GlobeMayor Ed Murray, along with Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Jean Godden, and Sally Bagshaw, have introduced legislation to formally designate the Seattle P-I Globe a Seattle landmark. City Council’s approval of this ordinance will complete the process that began in 2012

“The P-I Globe is one of our city’s prominent icons, a visible reminder of Seattle’s history,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “With this ordinance, the P-I Globe will continue to greet Seattle visitors and residents with its familiar motto, ‘It’s in the P-I.’”

The P-I Globe was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board in April of 2012 when it was nominated by three City Councilmembers – Jean Godden, Tim Burgess and Sally Clark. Once it was designated, City staff worked with the Hearst Corporation, the Globe’s owner, to develop an agreement that specified the features to be preserved and clarified what changes would need review by the Landmarks Preservation Board. Once that agreement was completed in June, the legislative process could go forward.

“This legislation is a step forward in a long journey to preserve and honor a symbol of competitive journalism in Seattle,” said Councilmember Jean Godden and former reporter for the Seattle P-I. “We must continue to seek the right site for this iconic work of art.”

“Following our designation of the P-I Globe, the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board is delighted that the significant 1948 structure has become one of the city’s most visible and unique landmarks,” said Jeffrey Murdock, acting chair of the Board. “We look forward to being involved in the structure’s careful rehabilitation and eventual return to its role as a revolving, illuminated beacon for the City and the Sound.”

“I want to thank the members of the Landmarks Preservation Board for their thoughtful review, evaluation, and approval to designate the P-I Globe as a city landmark,” said Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director Kathy Nyland. “Their expertise and careful assessment is important to the city’s Landmarks process, and the many decisions that come before them each year.”

The P-I Globe is a unique sign, designed and manufactured specifically to advertise the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. It’s been considered a Seattle icon since it was installed on the Post-Intelligencer building in 1948. The image of the Globe served as the logo for the newspaper, appearing on its masthead and on each section of the paper. The Globe was later moved to its present location on Elliott Avenue W. in 1986.