Deadline Approaches for Matching Funds to Support your Neighborhood Project

Othello+Intl+music+nwlrSeptember 2 workshop for interested applicants
Application deadline is October 5

If your group needs funds to do a neighborhood project, our Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. However, you’ll need to be quick because the application deadline for the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. This fund provides awards of up to $25,000 to for community-building projects that are matched by community contributions.

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. This is the last opportunity in 2015 to apply to this fund.

The final workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at University Heights Community Center (Room 209), 5031 University Way NE. The workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP, go online at surveymonkey.com/r/ZHM36BJ or call  206-233-0093. The workshop is open to all.

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. You are strongly encouraged to call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members. Its goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

Congratulations to the Recipients of Historic Seattle’s Historic Preservation Awards

King Street StationOn May 13, Historic Seattle hosted the 6th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony to showcase and recognize some of the exceptional public and private projects that preserve and protect Seattle’s built heritage and historic landmarks. Since the first year of the awards in 2009, they have recognized prominent rehabilitation projects, restoration of historic rural places, preservation of neighborhood character, heritage/architecture publications, and individuals who have contributed greatly to preserving the built environment and educating the community about local history.

Congratulations to the 2014 Historic Seattle Preservation Award recipients:

  • Beth Chave Historic Preservation Award for Best Restoration: Seattle Department of Transportation for the restoration of King Street Station in the Pioneer Square Preservation District. This award was created in honor of Beth Chave, our beloved co-worker who passed in 2012.
  • Sustainable Preservation Award: Vulcan Real Estate for the adaptive reuse of the Supply Laundry Building, a city of Seattle landmark, in South Lake Union.
  • Exemplary Stewardship Award: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the longstanding commitment to preserving its building while responding to the needs of the congre­gation and the Uptown neighborhood.
  • Historic Vessel Preservation Award: Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center for blending maritime history, education, and outreach through the restoration of the heritage vessel and museum, Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure.”
  • Preserving Neighborhood Character Award: Ada’s Technical Books for preservation and transformation of a house into an inviting, community gathering place and business on Capitol Hill.
  • Communications and Technology Award: Justin Carder for his contribution to communicating preservation news through the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
  • Community Advocacy Award: Friends of the Market recognizing its 50 years of advocacy for the historic Pike Place Market.
  • Community Investment Award: John Bennett for his long-term investment in the restoration and revitalization of the Georgetown neighborhood.

Visit historicseattle.org/ to read about the event and Historic Seattle. To learn more about historic preservation in Seattle, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/.

 

Alley-Palooza – one night only!

Alley PaloozaJoin in the fun on August 1 – 5pm to 9pm as the Neighborhood Matching Fund supported Alley-Palooza gets underway!  Explore Seattle’s Historic Alleys from Pioneer Square to Post Alley, as these forgotten passages come alive with music, food, art and entertainment for all ages.

JOIN US in NORD ALLEY for A Meeting in an Unlikely Place 
An installation by Benjamin Maestas exploring the intersection of dance and architecture premiering August 1, 2013.  The installation will open at 5pm with performances at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. Featuring performers Benjamin Maestas, Ezra Dickiinson and Zeke Keeble.  Follow the link to view the trailer A Meeting in an Unlikely Place

 Also enjoy music by 5bit – a smooth, soulful, and funky a capella group hailing from the greater Seattle area.  Captivating audiences with covers of both current hits and classic favorites using only the power of the voice,their goal is to ensure you’re having as much fun listening as they are performing!

Join Us at Seattle PARK(ing) Day This Friday!

Join us for one last Seattle summer celebration in Pioneer Square as we turn Occidental Park, Nord Alley and parking spots on Main Street into a summer lawn party! There will be live music, art, bicycle polo, a photo booth, BBQ, bocce ball, transportation tarot reading, lawn bowling and Adirondack chairs where you can lounge and read books from our pop-up library and more:

Seattle PARK(ing) Day Summer Lawn Party
Friday, September 21st
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pioneer Square (Occidental Park, Nord Alley, Main Street)

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. It promotes creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, generosity, play, and unscripted social interactions.

This event is brought to you by a partnership between the Alliance for Pioneer Square, City of Seattle, International Sustainability Institute, Feet First, Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Back Alley Bike Repair, and the Alley Network Project.

Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar Group, Inc.

Mayor Seeks Candidates for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Mayor Mike McGinn invites residents to apply for an open architect position on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board.  Individuals who have an interest in the historical preservation of the district are encouraged to apply.

The 10-member Pioneer Square Preservation Board reviews land use, new construction, changes of use, façade alterations, signs, and street improvements within the Pioneer Square Preservation District.  Members serve a term of three years and are eligible for reappointment. Applicants must reside within the city of Seattle and should send a letter of interest and resume by March 22, 2012.

The goals of the board are to preserve, protect and enhance the historic character of the Pioneer Square Historic District. 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, member-at-large, and a young adult appointed through the Get Engaged Boards and Commissions program.

Board meetings are held 9:00 a.m.on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee, which also meets twice a month.  Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to:

Genna.Nashem@seattle.gov

(please reference Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the subject line).

To submit a paper copy, please address to: Genna Nashem, Pioneer Square Preservation Board Coordinator, 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.

Mayor Seeks Candidates for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Mayor Mike McGinn invites residents to apply for two open positions (one attorney and one architect) on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board.  Individuals who have an interest in the historical preservation of the district are encouraged to apply.

The 10-member Pioneer Square Preservation Board reviews land use, new construction, changes of use, façade alterations, signs, and street improvements within the Pioneer Square Preservation District.  Members serve a term of three years and are eligible for reappointment. Applicants must reside within the city of Seattle and should send a letter of interest and resume by January 17, 2012. 

The goals of the board are to preserve, protect and enhance the historic character of the Pioneer Square Historic District. 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, member-at-large, and a young adult appointed through the Get Engaged Boards and Commissions program.

Board meetings are held 9:00 a.m.on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee, which also meets twice a month.  Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to:

            Genna.Nashem@seattle.gov

(please reference Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the subject line). 

To submit a paper copy, please address to: Genna Nashem, Pioneer Square Preservation Board Coordinator, 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. 

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