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Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District

The City of Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board approved designation of the Sand Point Naval Air Station as Seattle's eighth Landmark District in 2011. Situated five miles northeast of downtown Seattle on the Sand Point peninsula, the 89-acre landmark district encompasses the two parts of the original Naval Air Station site containing intact resources directly associated with the former Naval Air Station operation.

As the site of the first around-the-world flight, it was also associated with the early development of the Boeing Company and the region's aviation heritage. Throughout the duration of World War II, Naval Air Station Seattle served as the premier center coordinating naval aviation activities within the Thirteenth Naval District.The district's collection of buildings and structures was constructed for the purpose of supporting and maintaining the overall function of the former naval air station. The district retains an important collection of Public Works Administration and Works Progress Administration funded structures and buildings stemming from the nation's pre-war infrastructure expansion, and includes examples of Moderne and Colonial Revival style buildings. The former naval air station now houses a variety of uses including institutional, recreational and residential uses.

The City of Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board approved designation of the Sand Point Naval Air Station as Seattle's eighth Landmark District in 2011. Situated five miles northeast of downtown Seattle on the Sand Point peninsula, the 89-acre landmark district encompasses the two parts of the original Naval Air Station site containing intact resources directly associated with the former Naval Air Station operation.

As the site of the first around-the-world flight, it was also associated with the early development of the Boeing Company and the region's aviation heritage. Throughout the duration of World War II, Naval Air Station Seattle served as the premier center coordinating naval aviation activities within the Thirteenth Naval District.

The district's collection of buildings and structures was constructed for the purpose of supporting and maintaining the overall function of the former naval air station. The district retains an important collection of Public Works Administration and Works Progress Administration funded structures and buildings stemming from the nation's pre-war infrastructure expansion, and includes examples of Moderne and Colonial Revival style buildings. The former naval air station now houses a variety of uses including institutional, recreational and residential uses.

Agendas and Minutes

2023 Meeting Schedule

January 10, 2023 - Cancelled

2022 Agenda and Minutes

2022 Meeting Schedule

January 11, 2022 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of January 11, 2022. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

February 8, 2022 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of February 8, 2022. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

March 8, 2022 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of March 8, 2022. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

April 12, 2022 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of April 12, 2022. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

May 10, 2022 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of April 12, 2022. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

June 14, 2022 Cancelled  The Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on April 13, 2021. There are no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time, so the SPARC meeting of June 14, 2022 is cancelled.

July 12, 2022 Agenda  

August 9, 2022 Meeting Cancelled

September 13, 2022 Meeting Cancelled

October 11, 2022 Meeting Cancelled

November 8, 2022 Meeting Cancelled

December 13, 2022 Meeting Cancelled

2021 Agenda and Minutes

2021 Meeting Schedule

January 12, 2021 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of January 12, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

February 9, 2021 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of February 9, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

March  9, 2021 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of March 9, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

April 13, 2021 Meeting Agenda In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation No. 20-28.5. Meeting participation is limited to access by the WebEx meeting link or the telephone call-in line provided on agenda.

May 11, 2021 - Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of May 11, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

June 8, 2021 Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of June 8, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

 July 13, 2021 Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of July 13, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

August 10, 2021 Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of August 10, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

October 12, 2021 Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of October 12, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

November 9, 2021 Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of November 9, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

December 14, 2021 Cancelled  Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of December 14, 2021. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

2020 Agendas and Minutes

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 11, 2020 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

February 11, 2020 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

April 17, 2020 - CANCELLED: Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of April 17, 2020. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.


May 12, 2020 - CANCELLED: Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of May 12, 2020. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

June 9, 2020 - CANCELLED: Due to guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, we are canceling the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meeting of June 9, 2020. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.

June 10, 2020 - CANCELLED: The Landmarks Preservation Board reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on July 1, 2020.  Due to impacts from the current State of Emergency and other constraints, the Architectural Review
Committee (ARC) meetings will not resume at this time.  The ARC meeting of July 10, 2020 is cancelled.


July 14, 2020 - CANCELLED: The Landmarks Preservation Board reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on July 1, 2020.  Due to impacts from the current State of Emergency and other constraints, the Sand Point Naval Air
Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meetings will not resume at this time.  The SPARC meeting of July 14, 2020 is cancelled. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time. 
August 11, 2020 - CANCELLED: The Landmarks Preservation Board reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on July 1, 2020.  Due to impacts from the current State of Emergency and other constraints, the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meetings will not resume at this time.  The SPARC meeting of August 11, 2020 is cancelled. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.  

September 8, 2020 - CANCELLED: The Landmarks Preservation Board reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on July 1, 2020.  Due to impacts from the current State of Emergency and other constraints, the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meetings will not resume at this time.  The SPARC meeting of September 8, 2020 is cancelled.  There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.  

October 13, 2020 - CANCELLED: The Landmarks Preservation Board reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on July 1, 2020.  Due to impacts from the current State of Emergency and other constraints, the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meetings will not resume at this time.  The SPARC meeting of October 13, 2020 is cancelled.There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time. 

November 10, 2020 - CANCELLED: The Landmarks Preservation Board reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on July 1, 2020.  Due to impacts from the current State of Emergency and other constraints, the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meetings will not resume at this time.  The SPARC meeting of November 10, 2020 is cancelled.   There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.  

December 8, 2020 - CANCELLED: The Landmarks Preservation Board reconvened their public meetings on a virtual platform on July 1, 2020.  Due to impacts from the current State of Emergency and other constraints, the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC) meetings will not resume at this time.  The SPARC meeting of December 8, 2020 is cancelled. There are also no Certificate of Approval applications or briefings to consider at this time.  

 

2019 Agendas and Minutes

2019 Meeting Schedule

January 8, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

February 12, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

March 12, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

April 9, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

May 14, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

June 11, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

July 9, 2019 Committee Meeting

August 13, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

September 10, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

October 8, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

November 12, 2019 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

December 10, 2019 Committee Meeting

2018 Agendas and Minutes

2018 Meeting Schedule

January 9, 2018 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

March 13, 2018 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

April 10, 2018 Committee Meeting Agenda

May 8, 2018 Committee Meeting Agenda

June 12, 2018 Committee Meeting Agenda

July 10 2018 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

August 14, 2018 Committee Meeting Agenda

September 11, 2018 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

October 9, 2018 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

November 13, 2018 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

December 11, 2018 Committee Meeting CANCELLATION

2016-2017 Agendas and Minutes

NOTICE OF SAND POINT APPLICATION REVIEW COMMITTEE (SPARC) MEETING CANCELLATION: November 8, 2016

December 13, 2016 Committee Meeting Agenda

March 14, 2017 Committee Meeting Agenda

April 11, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

May 9, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

June 13, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

July 11, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

August 8, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

September 12, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

October 10, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

November 14, 2017 Committee Meeting Agenda

December 12, 2017 Committee Meeting Cancellation

Certificate of Approval must be issued before changes can be made to individually designated City Landmarks or to properties within the City's eight historic districts

Refer to the District Guidelines and other relevant resources for information regarding design standards and other considerations.

Please consult the Guide to Acing the Certificate of Approval Process before starting the online application process. For help with the online submittal, watch this How-To video.

The following proposed changes* require that the Board issue a Certificate of Approval before the City will issue any permits:

  • Any change to the exterior of a building, structure or object.
  • Any change to the landscape.
  • Any change to a building interior that affects the building exterior
  • Any change in a public right-of-way or other public space
  • Demolition of any building or structure
  • Construction of a new building or structure.

The Board must determine that the proposal complies with the District's Controls and Incentives Agreement, and is consistent with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and the District's recommended Guidelines, in order to issue a Certificate of Approval.

* The Controls and Incentives Agreement outlines certain changes that do not require a Certificate of Approval from the Board, and other changes that may be reviewed administratively by Board Staff before a City permit may be issued. 

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Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649
Phone: (206) 684-0464
Fax: (206) 233-5142
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