12/3 Design Review Meeting for 1265 Republican St.

6:30 PM at Meany Middle School Library. I will attend. Anyone is welcome to join!

1265 Republican Street. The old Service Laundry Building. It is a Historic Landmark: http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/historicalsite/QueryResult.aspx?

Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a residential and retail building with accessory parking. Historic Landmark building to remain.

I do not have plans for this project as of yet. I will update if I get them. Here is a link to the permit: http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/permitstatus/Project.aspx?id=300

Does anyone have any comments or suggestions as to how this building could/should be acknowledged in its conversion process?

Tell the City Your Thoughts!

Hello Folks,

My name is Diedra and I am a proud resident of the Central District. By profession, I am a real estate agent. Personally, one of my greatest interests is vintage architecture. And so, I have dedicated the essence of my career to keeping the spirit of vintage architecture alive in our great city.

I am truly glad that this website is here to connect all of us that share this neighborhood. I have been wanting to involve myself more in the CDNews Community for some time now and here is how I’ve decided to do so:

Because I do spend a fair amount of time reviewing design proposals and sitting in on committee meetings for historic landmarks, design review, etc. I would like to bring you with me to the meetings. In other words, I would like to facilitate your comments and suggestions about relevant upcoming construction projects in our neighborhood and in others.

After reading everyone’s posts about the 26th and Cherry live/work lofts I realize we all agree that there is a certain integrity to old architecture that deserves to be fought for. Unfortunately, we are always made aware just a little to late. Instead of shaking our heads while the bulldozers doze, I’d like to give everyone a little “heads up” when relevant changes are brewing. Instead of summarizing my trip to these meetings after the fact, I’d like to give everyone the opportunity to coordinate with a willing messenger.

I’m tuned in to watch for new permits of all kinds. I will post as much information as I can and invite anyone to review and offer commentary. I will then collect the comments and present to the appropriate Seattle City authorities.

We can have a voice!

Please feel free to help me develop this. I welcome all comments and inquiries. I have every intention of posting every week. Also, if there are any properties that you would like me to further investigate the fate of, please let me know!

I will check these posts regularly. Please feel free to email me directly: [email protected]