The Landmark Preservation Board will be deciding the fate of Belltown’s beloved Mama’s building on Wednesday, January 18th (scheduled for 5:30 PM, but come a little early just in case).
If they decide to not designate the building as a landmark, we believe it will be torn down this summer. If they do designate it, the building will still be developed, but the facade will likely remain to be reused in the new building (including the front and the classic auto-garage along Bell St and the alley).
Community support IS CRITICAL to saving 2nd Avenue’s architectural style and associated neighborhood identity, culture and community! Please join your fellow Belltowners in supporting this nomination. The most important way you can help is to attend the meeting and submit comments (either in person at the meeting or via email).
EVEN A SHORT EMAIL WILL HELP
EVEN JUST ATTENDING THE MEETING WITHOUT COMMENTING WILL HELP
SEND EMAILS BY MONDAY, JAN 16, TO
Sarah Sodt, City Historic Preservation Officer
To make a comment, just state your name and your connection to Belltown and why you think the building is significant. To be really effective, please tie your comment to the specific standards for designation in city code. We believe the building meets Standard C, D and F, but for now, we are focusing on Standard F.
Specifically, we feel the building meets Standard F because:
The Mama’s building is an easily identifiable visual feature of the Belltown neighborhood and the city of Seattle. It contributes to the distinctive quality and identity of the Belltown neighborhood due to the prominence of spatial location – AT 2ND and Bell: THE HEART OF BELLTOWN
For more info on the criteria and how to write an effective comment see HERE
For background information, see our previous post HERE.
A complete copy of the nomination is available HERE
THANK YOU BELLTOWN!