Chapter 21.47


21.47.010    Purpose.

21.47.020    Woodinville historical landmark designations.

21.47.030    Landmarks and Heritage Commission.

21.47.040    King County Code sections adopted.

21.47.050    Review of building and related permits.

21.47.060    Reuse of facilities – Standards for conversion of historic buildings.

21.47.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to:

(1) Designate, preserve, protect, enhance, and perpetuate those sites, buildings, districts, structures, and objects which reflect significant elements of the City’s, County’s, State’s, and nation’s cultural, aesthetic, social, economic, political, architectural, ethnic, archaeological, engineering, historic and other heritage;

(2) Foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past;

(3) Stabilize and improve the economic values and vitality of landmarks;

(4) Protect and enhance the Woodinville tourist industry by promoting heritage-related tourism;

(5) 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 Woodinville;

(6) Promote and continue incentives for ownership and utilization of landmarks;

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

(8) Work cooperatively with other jurisdictions to identify, evaluate, and protect historic resources in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter. (Ord. 737 § 2 (Att. A), 2022)

21.47.020 Woodinville historical landmark designations.

The following sites have been designated as Woodinville historical landmarks:

(1) Hollywood School House at 14810 NE 145th Street;

(2) Hollywood Farms at 14111 NE 145th Street;

(3) DeYoung House at 14121 NE 171st Street;

(4) Woodinville School House at 17301 133rd Avenue NE; and

(5) Additional sites may be added to this list consistent with this chapter. (Ord. 737 § 2 (Att. A), 2022)

21.47.030 Landmarks and Heritage Commission.

(1) The King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission established pursuant to Chapter 20.62 of the King County Code is hereby designated and empowered to act as the Landmarks Commission for the City of Woodinville pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and the interlocal agreement (April 2000) between the City and King County for historical landmark designation and protection services.

(2) The special member of the King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission provided for in Section 20.62.030 of the King County Code shall be appointed by the Mayor of Woodinville subject to confirmation by the Woodinville City Council.

(a) The special member shall have a demonstrated interest and competence in historic preservation.

(b) Appointment shall be for a three-year term and with a special member serving until a successor is duly appointed and confirmed.

(c) In the event of a vacancy, an appointment shall be made to fill the vacancy in the same manner and with 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.

(d) The special member may be reappointed but may not serve more than two consecutive three-year terms. A special member shall be deemed to have served one full term if the special member resigns at any time after appointment or if the special member serves more than two years of an unexpired term.

(e) The special member shall serve without compensation except for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with commission meetings or programs. The City shall reimburse such expenses incurred by the special member. (Ord. 737 § 2 (Att. A), 2022)

21.47.040 King County Code sections adopted.

The following sections of Chapter 20.62 of the King County Code are adopted which are incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this chapter:

(1) KCC 20.62.020 – Definitions, except subsection (H) is changed to read: “‘Director’ is the City Manager per Chapter 2.09 WMC, or a person appointed by the City Manager, to administer this chapter.”

(2) KCC 20.62.040 – Designation criteria, except all references to “King County” are changed to read “Woodinville.”

(3) KCC 20.62.050 – Nomination procedure.

(4) KCC 20.62.070 – Designation procedure, except all references to “King County” are changed to read “Woodinville.”

(5) KCC 20.62.080 – Certificate of appropriateness procedure, except the last sentence of paragraph A thereof.

(6) KCC 20.62.100 – Evaluation of economic impact.

(7) KCC 20.62.110 – Appeal procedure.

(8) KCC 20.62.130 – Penalty for violation of Section 20.62.080.

(9) KCC 20.62.140 – Special valuation for historic properties.

(10) KCC 20.62.150 – Historic resources – Review process, except all sections but the final sentence of subsection (B)(4) and the entirety of subsection (C) thereof. (Ord. 737 § 2 (Att. A), 2022)

21.47.050 Review of building and related permits.

The official responsible for the issuance of building and related permits shall promptly refer applications for permits which affect historic buildings, structures, objects, sites, districts, or archaeological sites to the King County Historic Preservation Officer (HPO) for review and comment. For the purposes of this section, “affect” shall be defined as an application for change to the actual structure, on a property with a landmark structure or designated as a landmark property, or on an adjacent property sharing a common boundary line. The responsible official shall seek and take into consideration the comments of the HPO regarding mitigation of any adverse effects affecting historic buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts. (Ord. 737 § 2 (Att. A), 2022)

21.47.060 Reuse of facilities – Standards for conversion of historic buildings.

To ensure that significant features of the property containing historical landmarks are protected, the following standards shall apply to conversion of historic buildings:

(1) Gross floor area of building additions or new buildings required for the conversion shall not exceed 20 percent of the gross floor area of the historic building, unless a larger floor area is specifically authorized by the zone;

(2) Conversion to multifamily units shall comply with the underlying zoning residential density or residential floor area ratio as applicable; and

(3) Any construction required for the conversion shall require certification of appropriateness from the King County Landmarks Commission. (Ord. 737 § 2 (Att. A), 2022)