Hing Hay Park in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. • Photo by Joe Mabel

Elections for the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board are coming up November 21. The ISRD Board is responsible for preserving the historic character of the Chinatown International District through its look and urban planning. You can learn more about the ISRD here.

The Board reviews both changes to individual businesses and changes that may impact the entire district.  To preserve this special character, the ISRD Board must review and approve all uses including use of the public sidewalks, new construction, and changes to building exteriors within the district, including signs or new paint colors or security gates, before installation or construction.

The Board has seven members, five elected by the community and two appointed by the Mayor.  Board members serve two year terms.  The Board meets at 4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Bush Hotel. Additional information about the ISRD can be found on our website,http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/id.htm.

There are three Board positions open this year: one for a Business Person, Property Owner or Employee and two for Resident, Tenant or Community Participant.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please fill out and submit this form no later than Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  You may submit your form by mail to: Department of Neighborhoods PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA  98124-4649, or in person at: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave., 4th floor.  A copy of the Board election procedures is available by request.

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