Pinehurst K-8 School Considered By Landmarks Preservation Board

I thought this was probably of interest to people. There’s still a lot of time to comment but since the meeting is in the middle of the day I thought people might need more notice if they want to try to attend. I’ve included a copy of the attached invitation as well.

The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider landmark nomination for the Pinehurst K-8 School (11530 12th Avenue NE). The meeting will be on Wednesday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by March 19, 2013, by 5:00 p.m.: Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649 (mailing address).

A copy of the Landmark Nomination will be available for public review at Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Office, at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, telephone: 684-0228. The nomination is also posted on the Department of Neighborhoods website: under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

The Landmarks Preservation Board is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program. The Historic Preservation Program handles the identification and protection of more than 400 historic structures, site, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts throughout Seattle. For more information, contact 206.684.0464.


PDF Invitation: LPB9813

5 comments to Pinehurst K-8 School Considered By Landmarks Preservation Board

  • Renee

    I understand that the existing building has dangerous health issues such as asbestos in the walls and lack of earthquake stability. We will all benefit from a new school in its place as soon as possible.

  • Yeah, I have to admit that I might be missing something on the history of that building… But this seems like it’s just being done to throw a wrench in the plan for a new school.

  • Emily

    I believe this is standard procedure for any building of a certain age (or perhaps just any school building?).

    On a related note, the design process for the new school to be built on that site will be starting up in March, and we would definitely like to see the neighborhood represented on the building design team. Phillip – someone from Jane Addams K-8 (the school that will be moving to the site) will be in touch with you soon with more info on the design team.

  • Maybe there’s something special for a school building… But it’s my understanding is that somebody normally submits the applications.

    And thanks. I look forward to hearing from them. It’s important to get as much local involvement in that as possible.

  • Renee

    Emily – I spoke with a land use lawyer who explained that it is not standard, but that often property owners apply for landmark designation for their property in order to get a negative decision and to preclude others from doing so late in the process. It sounds like this is a SPS process. That makes sense.

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