On June 21, King County Judge Oishi voided the temporary ordinance that placed the Showbox in the Pike Place Market Historic District. Read about that here and here. As we wait to see how the city proceeds and whether the owner will consider Historic Seattle as a buyer, we turn our focus to the final vote on Landmark designation.
We need a big show of support from the community on this. Join us on July 17 at City Hall for the Landmark hearing. The meeting starts at 3:30pm, and we will update the exact time when the meeting agenda is posted.
Public comment should focus on Landmark Criteria C: It is associated in a significant way with a significant aspect of the cultural, political, or economic heritage of the community, City, state or nation.
Can’t make it? Email your comments to the Landmarks Board via firstname.lastname@example.org by July 12.
Read more about the Landmark process here.
Graphics by Barbara Longo.