Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Historic Preservation in Seattle

Historic preservation in Seattle begins with community. Our city's historic buildings, sites, and objects tell our stories. They provide real connections to the people and events that have shaped us.

Hear some of these stories, plus learn more about our Historic Preservation program and how you can get involved in our latest video.


Enjoy the Free Big Day of Play Virtual Event on Saturday, August 15: Big Day of Play is a celebration of our city’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors, communities, and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Rainier Beach High School for Landmark Status: The public is invited to participate in the virtual meeting on September 16 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Invest in 600 Apartments for Homeless Individuals: To bring more people inside during this public health crisis, the City of Seattle Office of Housing is taking bold action to invest in 600 new units of permanent supportive housing in six buildings. (more)

Help Rename 6 Parks: To recognize the community’s stewardship in restoring the Duwamish River habitat, the Port of Seattle is partnering with Seattle Parks Foundation to design and implement a re-naming campaign and they want to hear from you. (more)

Citizens Advisory Committee for the Seattle Pacific University Master Plan Begins Monthly Meetings: The committee will begin regular public meetings on September 1. The role of the committee is to give feedback during the development of the College’s Master Plan and advise the school and City about the potential impacts of the development proposed on the surrounding neighborhood. (more)

The Immigrant and Refugee Commission wants YOU: This commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on how we can enhance and improve access to City services and resources for immigrants and refugees. Apply by August 31. (more)

Mayor Durkan Extends Moratoriums on Evictions: Mayor Durkan signed an Executive Order to extend the moratorium on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City of Seattle until December 31, 2020. (more)

Mayor Durkan Proposes Fare Share Wage Ordinance to Ensure Uber and Lyft Drivers are Paid Fairly: Preliminary analysis suggests the new wage standard would improve pay for 84 percent of drivers. (more)



Give Input on the New North Rainier Park: The goal of this engagement effort is to collect textile/fabric designs to be incorporated into the park and nearby street improvements that represent the diverse cultures and heritages of the neighborhood. (more)

Share How COVID-19 Has Affected You and Your Family: Take the CORONA survey so the Washington State Department of Health can understand how COVID-19 has impacted you. Health departments across the state will use the results of the survey to help our communities recover. (more)

Participate in Dearborn Park Play Area Improvement Project: This project is focused on installing new play equipment and improving access to the play area. Join Seattle Parks and Recreation for an online discussion on August 26 at 6:30pm. (more)

Give Input on the Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area: Share your input on this play area project in the Central District and tell Seattle Parks and Recreation's design team what the community values about this park and and how it might be improved. (more)

Share Input on COVID-19 Public Health Requirements for Businesses: The Department of Finance and Administrative Services is seeking input on a public health measure that’s been in effect since mid-July and requires businesses to follow state-mandated business requirements, including use of protective face coverings, social distancing and adhering to capacity limits. (more)