Historic Preservation

We are taking precautions to maintain a safe and healthy public meeting environment for applicants, board/commission members, and staff in response to COVID-19. The evolving situation regarding COVID-19 dictates we initiate measures to help keep the public safe, including potentially rescheduling a Board/Commission meeting.

Please check with the Department of Neighborhoods calendar to confirm the status of individual meetings. Out of an abundance of caution, we advise people not essential to an application to not attend the Board/Commission meeting. 

Seattle’s eight historic districts and more than 400 structures, sites, and objects of historic, cultural, architectural, and social importance are valuable cultural assets. Through the process of designating and protecting new and existing districts and landmarks, we work with community members to promote the aesthetic, cultural, and economic strength of Seattle.

Historic preservation in Seattle begins with community. Our historic resources provide tangible connections to the people and events that have shaped our communities and our collective histories. Learn more about the City of Seattle's Historic Preservation program and how you can get involved by watching our video below.