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Landmarks Preservation Board to consider the nominations of Knights of Columbus building and the Conover House for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nominations of two buildings – Knights of Columbus building (700-722 E Union Street) on First Hill and the Conover House (1620 16th Avenue) on Capitol Hill – on Wednesday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Seattle City Hall… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks a new member for the Landmarks Preservation Board’s Structural Engineer position

Mayor Jenny Durkan is seeking a new member to serve on the Landmarks Preservation Board in the Structural Engineer position. The 12-member Landmarks Preservation Board makes recommendations to Seattle City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties. The Board is composed… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the Turner-Koepf / Beacon Hill Garden House in Beacon Hill for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Turner-Koepf / Beacon Hill Garden House (2336 15th Avenue S) in Beacon Hill on Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80…. [ Keep reading ]

Uncontained Randomness – Little Saigon Looks to the Future

Although historic preservation is often perceived as merely a matter of protecting buildings, it is also about honoring Seattle’s history, its myriad cultures, and the people whose lives are entwined with historic districts and buildings. It is no secret that Seattle’s rapid growth and redevelopment has put pressure on communities… [ Keep reading ]

Discovering Many Stories – Restoration and Preservation in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

Although historic preservation is often perceived as merely a matter of protecting buildings, it is also about honoring Seattle’s history, its myriad cultures, and the people whose lives are entwined with historic districts and buildings. It is no secret that Seattle’s rapid growth and redevelopment has put pressure on communities… [ Keep reading ]

Ravenna-Cowen North Designated a National Historic District

Ravenna-Cowen North Historic District is the newest historic district in Washington state. This historic district, roughly bounded by NE 65th Street on the north, Ravenna ravine on the east, Ravenna and Cowen Parks on the south, and 12th Avenue NE on the west, was officially entered on September 13, 2018… [ Keep reading ]

Finding Balance – Preserving the Past and Planning for the Future in Seattle’s Nihonmachi

Although historic preservation is often perceived as merely a matter of protecting buildings, it is also about honoring Seattle’s history, its myriad cultures, and the people whose lives are entwined with historic districts and buildings. It is no secret that Seattle’s rapid growth and redevelopment has put pressure on communities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council approves ordinances of three Seattle landmarks

Seattle City Council has approved the landmark designation ordinances for three Seattle landmarks: Francis Skinner Edris Nurses Home (2120 1st Avenue N) in Queen Anne, Japanese Language School (1414 South Weller Street) in Jackson Place, and the University of Washington Canoe House / ASUW Shell House (3655 Walla Walla Road… [ Keep reading ]

Translating Teamwork: staff collaboration leads to community success

We’ve got a lot going on at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. We easily manage hundreds of community meetings and events every year. In fact, our Historic Preservation program alone facilitates more than 20 meetings each month! That’s a lot for one small department to manage. What makes it possible… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District announces results of annual election

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 20. Two positions were up for election this year, and the results are as follows: Tim Lee won Position #3 for a Business owner, Property owner or Employee Andy Yip won Position #5 for At-Large… [ Keep reading ]