Posting from Valarie Bunn, Wedgwood historian: On February 2, Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board nominated the former Naval Station at 7400 Sand Point Way to become a Historic District. The all-volunteer Landmarks Board serves under the auspices of the Department of Neighborhoods and heard the proposal by the Friends of NAS-Seattle Historic District, represented by Lynn Ferguson. The Historic District would include almost all of the buildings on the former naval base along Sand Point Way, and some of the shoreline areas adjacent to Warren G. Magnuson Park.
The Historic District nomination is just the first step in the process. Exact boundaries of the Historic District and what features to be included, are still under discussion and will be revisited by the Landmarks Board in a few weeks, for final confirmation at that time. For a map and more information on the process, see the Friends of NAS-Seattle Historic District webpage.
UPDATE: The Landmarks Board voted in favor of designating the Sand Point Naval Station as Seattle’s latest Historic District and formally defined its boundaries on March 17, 2011.