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Nomination to the Tacoma Register of Historic Places 2023.

The local register would help manage and protect the neighborhood from inappropriate infill projects through a design and public review process for major renovation work. The review process would be conducted by the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission or the City’s Preservation Office. A local designation would allow residents a voice in any land use zoning changes within our neighborhood.

A local designation would require a design review process, but this is generally limited to those changes that require a Building Permit and impacts the exterior appearance of a home.  Minor changes would go before the preservation officer for the city as part of the building permit review, major changes would go before the Landmark Commission. While our intent is to follow the design review requirements prepared for the Wedge district, with corrections and revisions, the document has yet to be reviewed and approved by the TLPC. 

Last updated: May 19, 2023

To keep up to date on our progress please join our Facebook Group page or send us an email at collegeparkhistoricdistrict@gmail.com, we will add you to the mailing list for future meetings, new letters and other activities on our way to becoming Tacoma’s latest National Historic District and any future efforts for listing on the local register as well.

The National register of Historic Places is the highest level of historic classification but is considered an honorary listing, it has few restrictions unless you plan on putting a federal highway through your site.  Listing on the National Register has been shown to bolster the civic pride in one’s neighborhood and improve a neighborhoods identity. It doesn’t hurt monetary value of our homes in fact national it has been shown to increase property values while improving the neighborhood image.  Feel free to contact the Tacoma Preservation Officer for questions regarding a future listing on the local registry.

Stay tuned for more information.

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