Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse (2811 Mount Rainier Drive South) on Wednesday, September 5 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.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments regarding the nomination. Written comments are also accepted and should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by 3:00 p.m. on September 4:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Columbia Branch Library (4721 Rainier Avenue South) and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor (206-684-0228). It is also posted on Department of Neighborhoods website, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

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Seattle Renters’ Commission issues statement in support of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA)

Members of the Seattle Renters’ Commission appeared before the Seattle City Council’s Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) yesterday to voice their support of MHA.

They have also issued a statement urging the Seattle City Council to pass Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) legislation.

“This is the first step in a long road to making Seattle affordable for all renters, and as such, we support City Council starting this journey with MHA.”

Read the full statement from the Seattle Renters’ Commission.


The Seattle Renters’ Commission provides information, advice, and counsel to the Mayor, Seattle City Council, and departments concerning issues and policies affecting renters. Learn more at seattle.gov/neighborhoods/seattle-renters-commission

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Join the Seattle Youth Commission

Calling all Seattle teenagers!

This is your chance to stand up and make a difference in your community while also developing leadership skills to propel you into the future!

The City of Seattle is accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a group of Seattle teens from all over the city who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to connect youth to local elected officials, advise on City policies, and discuss issues faced by youth in Seattle.

Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2018 and ending June 2020.  The commissioners will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6pm and will have additional committee commitments. In addition, the commissioners are required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 22.

APPLY NOW

To apply, please complete and submit this online application by July 16 at 5pm.

  • Interviews for applicants will be held on August 6 and 8 from 4 – 6pm.
  • The deadline to apply is Monday, July 16 at 5pm.

For more information visit our website at seattle.gov/syc. If you have questions, contact seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov or call 206-256-5970.

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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 #1 – Business Owner, Property Owner, or Employee) has become vacant and in accordance with the Board’s Rules and Procedures, will be filled through a Mayoral appointment.

The appointee will complete the remainder of the elected term which ends November 30, 2019.  Individuals who live in the District, are a member of a community organization, or demonstrate active interest in the community and have an interest in historic preservation are encouraged to apply.

 

International Special Review District Board

The seven-member International Special Review District Board reviews facade 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.

Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4:30 p.m. for one to three hours. Board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee as the Board deems appropriate. In general, members must be able to commit approximately five to six 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. 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.

 

Application Process

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 Friday, June 29, 2018. 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.

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Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of University of Washington’s Parrington Hall for landmark status

Parrington Hall (Photo by Joe Mabel)

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the University of Washington Parrington Hall (4105 Memorial Drive NE) on Wednesday, July 18 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.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments regarding the nomination. Written comments are also accepted and should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by 3:00 p.m. on July 17:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the University Branch Library (5009 Roosevelt Way NE) and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor (206-684-0228). It is also posted on the Department of Neighborhoods website, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

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