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 the Rhodes Brothers/Heiden Building for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Rhodes Brothers/Heiden Building (1925-1929 Third Avenue) located in Belltown on Wednesday, June 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.

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 June 19:

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 Central Library (1000 4th Avenue) 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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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 #4 – Resident, Tenant, Community Participant) 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.

The seven-member International Special Review District Board reviews façade 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. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee as the Board deems appropriate. In general, Board members must 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.

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 Thursday, May 31, 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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Mayor Durkan seeks new members for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Photo by Ming-yen Hsu

Mayor Jenny Durkan is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. The two positions open are for: 1) architect and 2) Pioneer Square retail business owner. Individuals who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with Pioneer Square are encouraged to apply.

The 10-member Pioneer Square Preservation Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements and makes recommendations to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director for all properties within the Pioneer Square Preservation 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, a young adult appointed through the Get Engaged program, and a member-at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor and subject to City Council confirmation.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee which meets twice a month. In general, Board members must commit approximately 6 – 12 hours per month to Board business.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents, and Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by Friday, March 30. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: genna.nashem@seattle.gov
(reference the Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the subject line)

To submit a paper copy, send to: Genna Nashem, Pioneer Square Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

For more information, contact Genna Nashem at (206) 684-0227.


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.

The Pioneer Square Preservation District is one of eight historic districts managed by the Historic Preservation Program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of 55 Bell Street building for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the 55 Bell Street building in Belltown on Wednesday, November 15 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 should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by 3:00 p.m. on November 14:

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 Seattle Central Library (1000 4th Avenue) 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 (seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm), under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

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