Historic Seattle is excited to present a program series highlighting our 2022 Preservation Awards Winners. This series runs from March 29 to April 29 and includes virtual and in-person events. We look forward to learning more about these incredible preservation projects from the project teams!
Queen Anne Exchange | 2022 Best Preservation Project
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Come join us for an in-person tour of our 2022 Best Preservation Project winner, Queen Anne Exchange!
In Seattle, there is often tension between preservationists and developers; a conﬂict between saving existing buildings and serving the needs of the community, speciﬁcally with places for more people to work and live. Queen Anne Exchange reconciles two divergent goals: through the adaptive reuse of a landmarked neighborhood building, it transforms a structure used as a storage facility for over ﬁve decades into 25 apartments in highly desirable Queen Anne.
Both the site and building exterior were designated as a Seattle landmark in 2015, providing an opportunity to create a land use pathway for the structure to be redeveloped into multifamily housing, a use not typically allowed by the site’s SF 5000 zoning designation. Queen Anne Exchange provides an example of how, through creative design and a belief in an existing building’s potential, the preservation and re-use of existing buildings, especially those with long histories and a strong physical presence, can align with Seattle’s need for increased density and affordable housing. With this completed project, a precedent has been set for an ongoing win/win scenario.
We look forward to this in-person tour of the building by owner, Faul, LLC.
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Our venues for our programs and events vary, and our COVID policies and procedures are subject to change to align with our host venues, program partners, and community.
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