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Proposed College Park Historic District


On May 3, 2021, the City received a written request and petition to create a new local historic overlay zone in the "College Park" neighborhood adjacent to the University of Puget Sound campus.  The area proposed for the historic overlay zone forms an inverted L shape, bordering the north and east edges of the UPS campus along N 18th and N Alder Streets respectively, with N 21st Street forming the northern boundary, Pine Street forming the eastern boundary, N 8th Street at the southernmost edge, and N Union forming the western edge (please see map below). 


The proposed area is already listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the College Park Historic District, which was designated by the National Park Service 2017. 


On February 9, 2022, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing to receive comment on the proposal. On April 13, 2022, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to forward a recommendation to establish the College Park Historic Special Review District to the Planning Commission.


On June 1, 2022, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing to receive comment on the proposal (please see Planning Commission Public Review Documents for the comment record). The Planning Commission's review is anticipated to occur through September 2022.


Proposed District Map