We're conducting a historic resources inventory of all structures in the City built prior to 1965.
As part of the inventory, a photo is taken and a brief history is written about the property. It's also noted in the inventory whether the property is eligible for a national or local landmark designation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my building a designated landmark once it's on the list?
No. Your building is not a designated landmark if it's on the list.
Why conduct a historic resources inventory?
- It helps property owners if they ever decide they want to nominate their properties for landmark designation.
- When the City purchases property with a structure on it, it helps us determine the value of the property and how the property should be used.
Why conduct the inventory now?
The City last completed an inventory in 2003, and at the time we did not have the funding to include all of the structures built before 1965. Since 2003, two areas have been annexed into the City and need to be inventoried. Additionally, the City recently received a grant from King County to complete this work.
How will this affect my property?
It won't affect your property unless you want it to have a structure designated as a landmark. This will not change how you can alter or use your property.
Questions? Contact Christen Leeson, senior planner, via email at or at 425-837-3096.