We are pleased to report that the Seattle Landmark Preservation
Board voted unanimously on September 19, 2012 in support of the Ballard Carnegie Library’s nomination for city landmark status. Their
decision was based on architect Larry Johnson’s comprehensive
presentation of the library’s history and much public comment, both
written and in person.
To be considered for landmark designation in Seattle, a building
must meet at least one of six standards of criteria. See
the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance (SMC 25.12.350) at
http://www.seattle.gov under Department of Neighborhoods. The Ballard
Carnegie Library arguably meets three or four of their criteria.
Our job is not done yet! The landmark board will make their final
decision on November 7, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. At this designation
hearing the landmark board hopes to hear additional public comment
that addresses the landmark standard(s) specifically. Please consider
attending to help ensure the future of this stately Ballard gem.
The Seattle Landmark Preservation Board meets in the Seattle Municipal
Tower at 700 5th Avenue, 40th floor, room 4060.
P.S.: Your membership helps support activities to promote the history and culture of Ballard. Please consider Membership. Becoming a member is easy! Just click the link, print the form and send it in!