preservation http://kuow.org en Old Buildings May Be On Chopping Block In South Lake Union http://kuow.org/post/old-buildings-may-be-chopping-block-south-lake-union <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">Correction</em><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">: An earlier version of the story stated that buildings cannot be nominated for landmark status if they are too small. The story has been corrected to say that while small buildings can be nominated, they do not automatically trigger a landmark review.</em></p><p>South Lake Union in Seattle was once home to timber mills, commercial laundries, warehouses, even a factory making Ford Model Ts. It’s now being targeted for major new development, with the city’s mayor proposing raising building heights dramatically in the low-rise district. But historic preservationists say the plan does not adequately address the area's unique history and they worry it will result in the obliteration of many of the old buildings that provide the city’s connection with the past. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:18:29 +0000 Deborah Wang 6383 at http://kuow.org Old Buildings May Be On Chopping Block In South Lake Union