Advocacy Alert! Help Preserve Harborview Hall

Source: Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Send a Letter to King County Council in Support of Preserving Harborview Hall

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation just launched a public advocacy effort to support the preservation and adaptive re-use of Harborview Hall. Historic Seattle has been advocating for its preservation. We support a project design and plan that meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and allows for the viable use of a significant National Register for Historic Places-eligible property. We urge you to write a letter to King County Council to show broad support for saving the building and rehabilitating it for a viable new use. Below is the alert message from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation: 

King County is currently working with a local developer on plans to rehabilitate Harborview Hall. An integral part of the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, the building faced possible demolition earlier this year, prompting its inclusion in our 2012 Most Endangered List. The county Executive’s involvement has made redevelopment of Harborview Hall closer to becoming reality, but key decisions are still to come. Your support remains essential for saving Harborview Hall!  Please contact the King County Council and urge them to support redevelopment of Harborview Hall. Download a sample letter of support: Save Harborview Hall If you are a resident of King County, email or write your district councilmember. If you live outside the county, email or write King County Council Chair Larry Gossett. Email and mailing addresses can be found on the King County Council website. For more in-depth information, including a fact sheet and video on Harborview Hall, visit the Harborview Hall Take Action page on the Washington Trust’s website. Show your support on facebook: “like” the Harborview Hall facebook page!

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