Wanna save The Showbox? Need to learn how? Join Historic Seattle & our coalition of advocates (Friends of Historic Belltown, Vanishing Seattle, and Friends of The Showbox) on May 22 at The Showbox to support the next steps in our fight.
Now that the Landmarks Preservation Board nomination meeting for The Showbox is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 and the City Council will be considering an extension of the Pike Place Market Historic District expansion that currently protects The Showbox on Tuesday, June 4, it’s time for you to raise your voice again to fight for this iconic and thriving home for arts and culture.
At this event, we’ll guide you through landmarking and the City Council hearing process, help you craft your public comments in relevant and compelling ways, and share the premiere of Ethan Steinman’s documentary “No Reentry: The Irreplaceable Showbox.”
5PM Doors Open
6PM Program begins
7PM Film screening
Hands-on help with drafting public comments will be provided from 5 to 6PM and immediately following the film screening. Postcards and stamps will be provided.
Can’t make it to this event?
To support the nomination, you can submit written comments in advance of the meeting to LPB Coordinator Sarah Sodt by May 30 or attend the meeting at City Hall on June 5 to provide your comments in person. To be considered relevant, what you write or say must pertain to how The Showbox meets at least one (or more) of the six designation criteria of the City’s Landmarks Preservation Ordinance. In your comments, share your personal experiences at The Showbox in ways that relate to the architecture, the neighborhood, and the cultural significance. In addition to the newly scheduled LPB meeting date, the City of Seattle will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 4 for a six-month extension of the interim expansion of the Pike Place Market Historic District to include The Showbox. Historic Seattle has advocated for this expansion since August and continues to support it as the study on permanent expansion remains underway. Comments in support of this extension may be directed in writing to Councilmember Lisa Herbold by Monday, June 3 or presented at the public hearing on June 4 at 5:30PM at the City Council Chambers in City Hall.