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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 ]

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 ]

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 Board Announces Annual Election Results

– The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 18. Two positions were up for election this year and the results are as follows: Stephanie Carrillo won Position #3 for a District business person, property owner or employee. Marie Wong won Position #5… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board Announces Candidates for Annual Election

The 2014 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will be held Tuesday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, in the basement level conference room. Two board positions are up for election: Position #3 for a Business Owner, Property… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray Seeks Candidates for International Special Review District Board

Mayor Ed Murray invites the public to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board, the official board that reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements within the International Special Review District located in the Chinatown/International District. An elected position –… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board Announces Annual Election Results

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 19. Three positions were up for election this year and the results are as follows: Joann Ware won Position #1 for a District business person, property owner or employee.  Ben Grace won Position #2 for… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

The 2013 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will be held Tuesday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, in the basement level conference room. Three board positions are up for election: Position #1 for a Business Owner, Property… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Cascade Bicycle Club for an Architectural Tour Through the International District

Grab your bike and join the Cascade Bicycle Club Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. for a ride/walk through the International District to check out the historic architecture. Click here for more information on the ride and here for more information on the historic district.

Deadline extended for submission to serve on the International Special Review District Board (ISRD)

The deadline for submission of a cover letter and resume for one of two Mayoral appointee seats on the ISRD Board has been extended through Jan. 4th. We are seeking individuals who are architects and who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/International District. If you… [ Keep reading ]