Capitol Hill’s next landmark is set to begin its path through the Seattle City Council on the way to official historical protection.
Broadway’s Mission Revival-styled Eldridge Tire Company won designation last year after the landmarks board agreed the auto row-era design was worthy of protection.
The 1925-building in the 1500 block of Broadway between Pike and Pine is home to Tacos Guaymas and Folicle Hair Design.
The Seattle Central-owned property is a possible trade piece for the school in its dealings with Sound Transit. The college has plans to acquire Sound Transit’s property just north of the school and adjacent Capitol Hill Station’s west side of Broadway entrance in exchange for the soon-to-be landmarked parcel. In recent weeks, Seattle Central executed its plan to demolish its North Plaza building to prepare for future development of that area and Site D. In the past, the school has said creating affordable faculty housing is a priority.
According to the city council’s legislation, the Eldridge Tire structure’s protections extend only to its exterior meaning the building could be utilized in the neighborhood’s preservation incentive program that rewards developers for keeping “character building” facades by allowing taller buildings.