Ballard Denny’s worth saving, votes board

The Landmark Preservation Board voted 8-1 last night to move forward with the nomination of the Denny’s at 15th and Market as a historic Seattle landmark. “There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind (that) it’s a local visual landmark,” board member Stephen Lee said. “This is such a profound sculptural element in our community.” But a spokesman for the land’s developer has a different take. “I find it very, very depressing,” Louie Richmond said. “I find it very, very ugly.” The board will meet again on Feb. 6th for a final vote. If they vote in favor of preserving the building, demolition will be stopped. And that would force the owners and developers to rework their plans for an eight-story condo for the space. For more on last night’s meeting, read this report from Crosscut’s Knute Berger.

The February 6th meeting, if you’d like to attend, begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 4060 of Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave.

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