A public meeting will be held at 6pm tonight to discuss the proposed Neighborhood Conservation District program. The meeting will be held at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N.
From our sister site Phinneywood:
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen is holding a series of Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) public meetings to gather input about establishing a program. “NCDs can be best described as a hybrid between Seattle’s Landmark Review Districts and our Design Review Program where unique neighborhoods can help set architectural style, square footage requirements, or other design elements.”
Also from the Seattle City Council website:
A neighborhood conservation district is an area with clear and consistent character defined by geographical boundaries. Typically a neighborhood conservation district board is established that includes neighborhood representatives and design professionals to make recommendations and decisions consistent with the authorities delegated to it by the city’s elected officials. The districts are established with the specific intention of conserving the neighborhood character of the designated districts, and would be individually established by a vote of the Seattle City Council.A conservation district would provide guidelines, support and potential incentives for the conservation of important neighborhood buildings and design characteristics, but would not be as prescriptive as the landmark and special review districts that the city currently uses.