UW Lawsuit: Nuclear Reactor Bldg

On April 1 (no joke!) the UW’s lawsuit over the landmark nomination for the Nuclear Reactor Building goes before King County Superior Court for a hearing. We’ve been blogging about this for a few months now, but the time has finally come. This issue of whether the University of Washington is subject to the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance will be decided (or at least at the Superior Court level). Read about this issue more in depth on the Save the Reactor website (the post gets into some of the arguments put forth by the parties involved).

The hearing is open to the public (for observation only; no public testimony) and will take place at 10:00 am in Judge Suzanne Parisien’s courtroom (W-764) in the King County Courthouse (516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA  98104). Counsel for all three parties will present oral arguments. The hearing should last about one hour and twenty minutes.

Crosscut’s Knute Berger and the Seattle Times just published articles about this dispute.

“UW flips city bird over historic preservation,” Crosscut.com

“UW suing Seattle over control of historic campus buildings,” Seattle Times