Preservation Action Fund

This real estate program is dedicated to purchasing, restoring, protecting, and re-activating historic properties throughout King County.

Eligible Properties

To be considered for acquisition, a historic property must meet local landmark designation criteria, be threatened, and have local support. Properties must be within King County, but outside the City of Seattle.

Advisory Team

Historic preservation professionals from 4Culture, King County’s Historic Preservation Program, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and Historic Seattle are members of the Preservation Action Fund advisory team. Historic Seattle will lead the development activity.

Project Selection

Endangered or neglected historic buildings of all kinds - residential, commercial, agricultural, or institutional – may be acquired through this fund. The goal for each project is to replenish and potentially grow the fund through the sale of the rehabilitated property.

For more information please contact Dana Phelan, Preservation Lead at 4Culture, or Kji Kelly, Executive Director of program partner Historic Seattle.