Denny-Sealth updates: Landmark nominations; dot votes; meetings


Thanks to Westwood Neighborhood Council president Steve Fischer for sending word that as part of the process in the Denny Middle School rebuild/Chief Sealth High School renovations shared-campus project, Seattle Public Schools has submitted landmark nominations for Denny and Sealth. (This is a required part of the process because of the buildings’ age; before significant work, or teardown in the case of DMS, occurs, the city must determine whether they merit landmark designation.) The Landmarks Preservation Board will have a public hearing on both nominations during its meeting at 3:30 pm next Wednesday (40th floor of the Municipal Tower downtown; other West Seattle items are on the agenda including approval of the Hiawatha Playfield project and Fauntleroy Church window work, since both involve landmarks). Also, there’s word of a SPS-sponsored public meeting April 22 at CSHS cafeteria, 6:30 pm, to review the “environmental checklist” for the Denny/Sealth project. Meantime, we were at Sealth today and noticed easels are up in the commons, with “dot voting” going on to prioritize 30 possible projects that could be funded with the money the school is slated to get beyond safety-related renovations. Last update — As we first reported a week ago, the legal challenge to the Denny/Sealth project is proceeding, though SPS confirms it has filed to have the complaint dismissed, because it “believes that the case is without merit.”

3 Replies to "Denny-Sealth updates: Landmark nominations; dot votes; meetings"

  • Marlene April 10, 2008 (5:22 pm)

    Does anyone know what the criteria is to qualify for landmark status?

  • WSB April 10, 2008 (5:30 pm)

    It’s all laid out on the Landmarks webpages, which are included in the inline links in the post. Here’s a direct link to the process/criteria:

  • willow April 10, 2008 (8:53 pm)

    WELL- Huling Bros lots and buildings, at least a few of them (remember Westside Ford?), qualify.

    Be careful of what you wish for, because you may get what you really didn’t want.

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