Historic District Nomination Forwarded to National Park Service
We have learned that Laurelhurst's Historic District nomination was forwarded by the state office (SHPO) to the National Park Service (NPS). This action was delayed by the partial Federal government shutdown. NPS, through the Keeper of the National Register, will review the nomination and make the final decision on listing the Laurelhurst Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. The Keeper's decision will probably be made in late April 2019.
SHPO Objection Period Over; Historic District Has Overwhelming Support
The SHPO objection period, which started in August 2018, ended in January 2019. During that six month period, SHPO received objections from 14 homeowners in the proposed Laurelhurst Historic District. That represents fewer than ten households; three objections were from non-resident owners. In total, about one-half of one percent (0.5%) of homeowners objected. You'll remember that in May 2017, 83% of responding Laurelhurst residents voted in favor of the historic district.