In early January, I wrote a story about the Seattle Landmark Commission considering designating a former Denny’s Restaurant building in Ballard as a historical landmark. Nope, really, I am not kidding. See, “Remember the Hat ‘n Boots?”
Well, as a testament to the death of common sense in the modern era, the commission did it. They actually designated a former Denny’s building as a historical landmark, precluding the owner from selling the land to developers for another use.
Now, the property owners are suing to have the historical landmark designation removed. I hope they win.
I am certain that there are people out there who disagree with me and would argue that it is necessary for us to preserve our history, which includes unusual architecture. I do not necessarily disagree. However, I just spent 2-1/2 months in
But it didn’t. And I don’t.