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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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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Mayor Durkan Signs Ordinance Designating Mount Zion Baptist Church a Seattle Landmark

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed the landmark designation ordinance for Mount Zion Baptist Church located at 1634 Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Avenue. This new landmark joins more than 400 landmarks in the city that are recognized for their contributions to Seattle’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.

“Mt. Zion Baptist Church has been a place for community and worship for 128 years and a civic fixture with a strong legacy of championing civil rights,” said Mayor Durkan. “For generations to come, Mt. Zion will be a landmark of our great city, and will continue to be a beacon for love, community, and justice.”

“Mount Zion is a second home to many in our African American community. The cornerstone of the Mount Zion church family is self-help, the empowerment of people, and reinforcing the community spiritually, educationally, socially, and politically – it is a place of hope and camaraderie for positive change,” said Council President Bruce Harrell. “Mount Zion is the bedrock of the Central District and represents culture, history, and meaning to so many in our community. Mt. Zion’s door is open to all and a place where all families can call a second home.”

The Landmarks Preservation Board designated this property on October 18, 2017 based on all six designation standards making it one of four city landmarks honored with this distinction. The Board also recognized the Mount Zion Baptist Church’s more than 100-year legacy on this site and its continued service to the Seattle community for more than 125 years. The landmark was nominated by a group from Mount Zion led by Reverend Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte.

“With Mount Zion Baptist Church’s status as a Seattle Historic Landmark comes the assurance that the legacy of faith, love, hope, and justice, which began 128 years ago, will continue,” said Rev. Dr. Beaumonte.

Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney served as pastor at Mount Zion for more than four decades and was the visionary for the Educational Wing (1962) and the Church building (1975); both buildings remain today. The Fellowship Hall hosted thousands of educational programs and city events and has historically been a meeting place for civil rights activists, clergy, local leaders, and members of the community. The church’s distinct design was the product of Reverend Dr. McKinney’s vision to create a place of worship that reflected African heritage through its structural form and architectural vocabulary. His design was a collaboration with local architectural firm Durham, Anderson & Freed.

As a designated City landmark, the Mount Zion Baptist Church is not only recognized for its historic and cultural significance, but also becomes eligible for economic incentives and technical assistance for the continued preservation of the landmark.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city. For more information on the landmark designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation.

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Mayor Durkan Signs Ordinance Designating Mount Zion Baptist Church a Seattle Landmark

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed the landmark designation ordinance for Mount Zion Baptist Church located at 1634 Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Avenue. This new landmark joins more than 400 landmarks in the city that are recognized for their contributions to Seattle’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.

“Mt. Zion Baptist Church has been a place for community and worship for 128 years and a civic fixture with a strong legacy of championing civil rights,” said Mayor Durkan. “For generations to come, Mt. Zion will be a landmark of our great city, and will continue to be a beacon for love, community, and justice.”

“Mount Zion is a second home to many in our African American community. The cornerstone of the Mount Zion church family is self-help, the empowerment of people, and reinforcing the community spiritually, educationally, socially, and politically – it is a place of hope and camaraderie for positive change,” said Council President Bruce Harrell. “Mount Zion is the bedrock of the Central District and represents culture, history, and meaning to so many in our community. Mt. Zion’s door is open to all and a place where all families can call a second home.”

The Landmarks Preservation Board designated this property on October 18, 2017 based on all six designation standards making it one of four city landmarks honored with this distinction. The Board also recognized the Mount Zion Baptist Church’s more than 100-year legacy on this site and its continued service to the Seattle community for more than 125 years. The landmark was nominated by a group from Mount Zion led by Reverend Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte.

“With Mount Zion Baptist Church’s status as a Seattle Historic Landmark comes the assurance that the legacy of faith, love, hope, and justice, which began 128 years ago, will continue,” said Rev. Dr. Beaumonte.

Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney served as pastor at Mount Zion for more than four decades and was the visionary for the Educational Wing (1962) and the Church building (1975); both buildings remain today. The Fellowship Hall hosted thousands of educational programs and city events and has historically been a meeting place for civil rights activists, clergy, local leaders, and members of the community. The church’s distinct design was the product of Reverend Dr. McKinney’s vision to create a place of worship that reflected African heritage through its structural form and architectural vocabulary. His design was a collaboration with local architectural firm Durham, Anderson & Freed.

As a designated City landmark, the Mount Zion Baptist Church is not only recognized for its historic and cultural significance, but also becomes eligible for economic incentives and technical assistance for the continued preservation of the landmark.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city. For more information on the landmark designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation.

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