We reported back in February that the former Naval Air Station Seattle (now commonly known as Magnuson Park) became the first historic district to be nominated in Seattle in over 20 years. Well, it’s up for landmark designation this Wednesday, March 16.
Friends of Naval Air Station Seattle Historic District have worked hard for many years to get to this point. Last year, the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (with national level of significance). This is the last step. They need your support now to get it designated. There’s no question the district should be designated–the Landmarks Preservation Board unanimously supported nomination last month despite objections from the University of Washington which owns several buildings in the heart of the district. The UW has done a fine job renovating some key buildings in the district and we’d like to see their support for designation. Board members toured the site last week.
Show your support for designation by attending the hearing or emailing your support to the Board. The Landmarks Preservation Board meeting begins at 3:30 pm on March 16 but this item is not scheduled until about 4:30 pm. The Board meets in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060. Download agenda here. To view the nomination report, go to the City’s “current nomination” page. Email comments to Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator Beth Chave by tomorrow (Tuesday), at email@example.com.