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Tag: Historic District

Urban Politics #308: Preserving Pioneer Square’s Character

April 22nd, 2011

This Monday, April 25, 2011, the Full Council will be voting on Council Bill 117140 which amends the zoning for South Downtown including Pioneer Square. At the Committee on the Built Environment (COBE) on April 13, a motion to adopt the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) recommendation for a lower level of building heights in the Pioneer Square Historic District was defeated on a 2 to 2 vote (Clark & O’Brien in favor, Bagshaw & Burgess opposed.) As a result the height limit in this historic district could go up to 140 ft in some instances, whereas the current height of most of the buildings there is between 20 and 50 feet.


Urban Politics #104: Pioneer Square Tour

March 31st, 2001

Recent events in the Pioneer Square Historic District have turned Seattle’s oldest neighborhood inside out. Between Mardi Gras and the Nisqually Quake, this community of artists, small retail establishments and restaurants, residents, and music venues is struggling to maintain its vitality in the face of destruction.