April 2018 AKCHO Board meeting report

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With the AKCHO Awards Program looming on the calendar, AKCHO board members devoted the bulk of their April meeting to ensuring that all of the bases are covered to ensure a smooth and fun evening on April 24. AKCHO President Alice Stenstrom has confirmed that King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles will serve as emcee, Awards Committee Chair Pat Filer has notified all of the honorees, and Awards Program Chair Judie Romeo is marshaling her forces to staff the event.

In other news, Advocacy Committee Chair Alice Winship reported on AKCHO’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the neighborhood around the Pike Place Market, where many are objecting to replacing the 3-story, century-old Hahn Building at the corner of First and Pike with a 14-story hotel tower. Winship talked about the need to anticipate some of these development threats further in advance.

Jennifer Meisner, director of the King County Historic Preservation Program, told the board that Boeing’s Red Barn was getting landmark status, and that Renton and Federal Way were signing InterLocal Agreements (ILAs) with the King County HPP. Covington also is working on that, which will leave the cities of SeaTac and Bellevue as the only sizable municipalities in the County not to have an ILA with the County. Meisner also said that the HPP will be offering a regional historic preservation workshop soon, and that her office also is hoping to have its GIS map go live and become available to the public.

Brian Carter, the lead for the Heritage program at 4Culture, talked about the current funding cycles that are open for applications. In the wake of the County Council’s vote to assume more oversight of 4Culture, the staff of that cultural development authority will be conducting a listening tour throughout the County. 



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