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Improved language access services now available at International Special Review District virtual meetings

Dịch tiếng Việt 中文翻譯 In response to community feedback, the City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation Program is making improvements to language access opportunities at the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board’s virtual meetings. Beginning June 22, 2021, meetings of the ISRD Board will take place via Zoom’s videoconferencing platform, which… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Chinatown Community Bulletin Board

It is easy to miss the unassuming message board secured to the outer east wall of the historic Louisa Hotel in the Chinatown International District (CID). Sitting beneath a red and green flared eave at the corner of Seventh and King St, the Chinatown Community Bulletin Board provides a window into the neighborhood’s history, culture, and community.   Throughout the late 1800s, many Chinese immigrants came to Seattle seeking… [ Keep reading ]

Secure historic buildings from vandals and theft

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Historic Preservation Program understands the need to secure buildings from vandals and theft during the current State of Emergency. We recognize the impact this may have on communities in the interim and suggest employing only the measures that are absolutely necessary. Use the following… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District announces preliminary results of annual board election

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 19 with 160 ballots cast. Three positions were up for election this year, and the preliminary results are as follows: Russ Williams won Position #1 for a Business owner, Property owner or Employee. Matt Chan… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

The 2019 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel (409 Maynard Avenue South) in the plaza-level meeting room. Community members who are registered for this election are encouraged to vote.  Three board… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and the Pike Place Market Historical Commission seeks member for the Commission

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Pike Place Market Historical Commission are seeking a new member to serve on the Commission. The opening is for position 12, which is an at-large position whose representative is selected from four nominees submitted to the Mayor by the Commission. The Pike Place Market… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks new member for International Special Review District Board

Mayor Jenny Durkan invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. An elected position (Position #3 – Business owner, Property Owner, Employee) has become vacant, and in accordance with the Board’s Rules and Procedures, will be filled through a Mayoral appointment.  The… [ Keep reading ]

Atlantic Weekly Reports on the Economic Benefits of Historic Districts

Our Historic Preservation staff shared this article from the Atlantic Weekly. It certainly proves true for the eight Historic Districts in Seattle. Read on.

10 Benefits of Establishing a Local Historic District

Preservation Nation Blog recently posted an informative article about the benefits of establishing local historic districts.

Vote for your favorite city landmark

Washington’s Puget Sound is covered with hundreds of historic sites, and with the help of Partners in Preservation, a program of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, these unique sites may stand for a longer and more supported future. In a press conference held today at Daniels… [ Keep reading ]