Chapter 15.20


15.20.010    Findings – Purpose.

15.20.020    Landmarks and heritage commission created – Membership and organization.

15.20.025    Incorporation of King County provisions.

15.20.026    Alteration of landmarks – Review process.

15.20.030    Redesignation.

15.20.010 Findings – Purpose.

The city council finds that:

A. The protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of buildings, sites, districts, structures and objects of historical, cultural, architectural, engineering, geographic, ethnic and archeological significance located in the city of Shoreline are necessary for the prosperity, civic pride and general welfare of the residents of the city.

B. Such cultural and historic resources are a significant part of the heritage, education and economic base of the city of Shoreline, and the economic, cultural and aesthetic well being of the city cannot be maintained or enhanced by disregarding its heritage and by allowing the unnecessary destruction or defacement of such resources.

C. In the absence of an ordinance encouraging historic preservation and an active program to identify and protect buildings, sites and structures of historical and cultural interest, the city will be unable to insure present and future generations of residents and visitors a genuine opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the city’s heritage.

D. The purposes of this chapter are to:

1. Designate, preserve, protect, enhance, and perpetuate those sites, buildings, districts, structures and objects which reflect significant elements of the city of Shoreline’s, county’s, state’s and nation’s cultural, aesthetic, social, economic, political, architectural, ethnic, archaeological, engineering, historic and other heritage;

2. Redesignate two sites in the city of Shoreline, previously designated as historic landmarks by the King County historic preservation commission, as city of Shoreline historic landmarks, thereby entitling them to the same advantages, responsibilities and opportunities under the city of Shoreline ordinance as were available under the King County historic landmark ordinance and program. These two sites are Crawford Store, 2411 N.W. 195th Place (Block 11, Lots 5 and 6 of Richmond Beach) and the William E. Boeing House, “Aldarra,” Huckleberry Lane, the Highlands;

3. Foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past;

4. Stabilize and improve the economic values and vitality of landmarks;

5. Protect and enhance the city’s tourist industry by promoting heritage-related tourism;

6. Promote the continued use, exhibition and interpretation of significant sites, districts, buildings, structures, and objects for the education, inspiration and welfare of the people of the city of Shoreline;

7. Promote and continue incentives for ownership and utilization of landmarks;

8. Assist, encourage and provide incentives to public and private owners for preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and use of landmark buildings, sites, districts, structures and objects;

9. Work cooperatively with other jurisdictions to identify, evaluate, and protect historic resources in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter. [Ord. 53 § 1, 1995]

15.20.020 Landmarks and heritage commission created – Membership and organization.

A. The King County landmarks and heritage commission established pursuant to Chapter 20.62 KCC is hereby designated and empowered to act as the landmarks commission for the city of Shoreline pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

B. The special member of the King County landmarks and heritage commission provided for in KCC 20.62.030 shall be appointed by the city council. Such special member shall have a demonstrated interest and competence in historic preservation. Such appointment shall be made for a four-year term. Such special member shall serve until his or her successor is duly appointed and confirmed. In the event of a vacancy, an appointment shall be made to fill the vacancy in the same manner and the same qualifications as if at the beginning of the term, and the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall hold the position for the remainder of the unexpired term. Such special member may be reappointed, but may not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. Such special member shall be deemed to have served one full term if such special member resigns at any time after appointment or if such special member serves more than two years of an unexpired term. The special members of the commission shall serve without compensation except for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with commission meetings or programs. The city of Shoreline shall reimburse such expenses incurred by such special member.

C. The commission shall not conduct any public hearings required under this chapter with respect to properties located within the city of Shoreline until its rules and regulations, including procedures consistent with this chapter, have been filed with the city clerk. [Ord. 593 § 1, 2011; Ord. 53 § 2, 1995]

15.20.025 Incorporation of King County provisions.

The following sections of Chapter 20.62 KCC, as they are presently constituted, are incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this chapter except that any references to the “county” or “King County” shall refer to the city of Shoreline, and “department of development and environmental services” shall refer to “planning and development services department.”

A. KCC 20.62.020 – Definitions, except paragraph 1, “Historic Preservation Officer” is the King County historic preservation officer or his or her designee.

B. KCC 20.62.040 – Designation Criteria.

C. KCC 20.62.050 – Nomination Procedure.

D. KCC 20.62.070 – Designation Procedure.

E. KCC 20.62.080 – Certificate of Appropriateness Procedures, except the last sentence of subsection A.

F. KCC 20.62.100 – Evaluation of Economic Impact.

G. KCC 20.62.110 – Appeal Procedure.

H. KCC 20.62.130 – Penalty for Violation of KCC Section 20.62.080.

I. KCC 20.62.140 – Special Valuation for Historic Properties. [Ord. 323 § 1, 2003]

15.20.026 Alteration of landmarks – Review process.

Permit applications for changes to landmark properties shall not be considered complete unless accompanied by a certificate of appropriateness pursuant to KCC 20.62.080. Upon receipt of an application for a development proposal which affects a city of Shoreline landmark or an historic resource that has received a preliminary determination of significance under KCC 20.60.070, the application circulated to the historic preservation officer shall be deemed an application for a certificate of appropriateness pursuant to KCC 20.62.080 if accompanied by the additional information required to apply for such certificate. [Ord. 323 § 2, 2003]

15.20.030 Redesignation.

All county landmarks designated pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 20.62 KCC that are located within the boundaries of Shoreline are hereby designated as city landmarks subject to the provisions of this chapter. [Ord. 53 § 3, 1995]