Next Tuesday GCC Meeting: Preserving Historical Buildings and Landmarks

A Brief Review of Buildings in Greenwood
and Strategies for Landmark Designation

Greenwood Community Council January Meeting
7PM, Tuesday January 15
Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.


The Greenwood Community Council’s January meeting will focus on historical buildings in the neighborhood and examine how the landmark status process works. In November, the environmental review of HALA found that more research was needed to analyze how the rezoning will affect historic sites. Since 1973, the city of Seattle has designated over 400 landmarks, but Greenwood’s only representation is the Greenwood Jewelers street clock at 129 N 85th St N. No Greenwood sites are currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

– – – A G E N D A – – –
  1. Welcome, introductions, announcements
  2. A Brief History of Greenwood and Its Buildings: Beginning in 2000 the Department of Neighborhoods began conducting the Historic Resources Survey, an informal inventory of potentially historic landmarks. Information for buildings within Greenwood can be found here and here. The GCC will present a brief history of Greenwood and its architecture, with spotlights on significant buildings in the neighborhood. 
  3. Historic Seattle: Historic Seattle will be holding a series of workshops focused on Advocacy, Landmarks and Research in February, March and April, but are giving us a short sneak peak of that program. Join Historic Seattle staff members Eugenia Woo, Director of Preservation Services, and Jeff Murdock, Preservation Advocacy Coordinator, for a presentation and discussion of preservation advocacy strategies related to local landmark designation and the National Register of Historic Places.

Note: our meetings end at 8:30 p.m., but the Greenwood Library’s parking garage closes at 8pm.

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