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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Volunteers needed to advise on development plans for Seattle Children’s Hospital

Here’s your chance to advise the City on the development plans of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking interested community members from surrounding neighborhoods to participate on the Seattle Children’s Hospital Standing Advisory Committee (SAC). This committee provides feedback on projects planned and under development by the hospital to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. The Master Plan describes zoning rules, long range planning of the property, and transportation planning.

Community members who have experience in neighborhood organizing and issues, land use and zoning, architecture or landscape architecture, economic development, building development, educational services, or just an interest in their neighborhood’s future are encouraged to apply.

The committee meets in the evenings at the Seattle Children’s Hospital campus one to four times a year. Committee members serve a two-year renewable term. If you are interested in serving on this committee, send a letter of interest by either e-mail or regular mail by Tuesday, January 30 to:

Maureen Sheehan

E-mail: Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov

Mailing Address:
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

For more information contact Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.


The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in its boards and committees; women, young adults, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are highly encouraged to apply.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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Seeking new community member for review committee of Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District

The Landmarks Preservation Board is seeking a new member to serve on the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC).  The open position is for a community member with a demonstrated interest in the history and preservation of the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District, one of the City’s eight historic districts.

The five-member Application Review Committee makes recommendations to the Landmarks Preservation Board for Certificates of Approval, which are requests to make physical changes to designated features of the District. Committee meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month and are held at a location within the District. Committee members serve without compensation.

The Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District’s Application Review Committee is composed of:

  • Two current or former members of the Landmarks Preservation Board (at least one of whom is an architect).
  • Two members selected from property owners, residents, or tenants within the District.
  • One community member with a demonstrated interest in the history and preservation of the Landmark District.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov (reference the Sand Point Naval Air Station in the subject line). The deadline is Monday, October 30 at 5 p.m. Interested applicants must be Seattle residents, so please provide your home address to confirm city residence. Electronic submissions are preferred; however, to submit a paper copy, address it to: Erin Doherty, SPNAS District Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

All appointments are confirmed by the chair of the Landmarks Preservation Board. For more information, contact Erin Doherty at Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov or (206) 684-0380.

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 Seven Gables Theatre and Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom buildings for landmark status

Seven Gables Theatre (Photo: Joe Mabel)

Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom Building

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nominations of the Seven Gables Theatre building (911 NE 50th Street / 4753-4759 Roosevelt Way NE) in University District and the Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom building (1766 NW Market Street) in Ballard on Wednesday, August 16. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. 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 of either building. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by 3:00 p.m. on August 15:

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

A copy of the Seven Gables Theatre Landmark Nomination is available for public review at University Branch Library (5009 Roosevelt Way NE). A copy of the Nomination for the Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom building is available at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 22nd Ave NW). They are also available for review at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ office in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor (206-684-0228). Both are posted on Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

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U District Rezone Legislation Represents Years of Community Work and Planning

On March 2, Mayor Ed Murray signed legislation guiding growth and affordable housing in the University District. The mayor was joined by City Councilmembers, neighborhood advocates, and local business owners to celebrate the more than five years of community-driven conversation to help shape growth and public investments in the U District. The legislation was a key recommendation of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA).

The ordinance will focus growth in the core of the neighborhood, near the UW Campus and the new light rail station which opens in 2021. This will put more homes and jobs within a short walk from frequent transit, revitalize the business district, and provide thousands more homes for our growing city.

The U-District will also be the first neighborhood to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability – a main component of HALA. This means that all new development in the U District will contribute to affordable housing in Seattle, generating between 600-900 new affordable homes for lower-income individuals and families over the next 20 years.

The ordinance also includes other public benefits: historic preservation, childcare, public open space, and street improvements, as well as incentives for providing schools, performing arts spaces, and room for social service organizations.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has been leading the City’s outreach and engagement efforts around HALA. We’ve seen first-hand the hard work that neighbors, City planners, and community stakeholders in the U District have invested in developing these plans for future growth. This ordinance, and its adoption by City Council, reflects that hard work.

Thank you to everyone who engaged in this process.

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