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File #: 19-0437    Version: 1
Type: report Status: Filed
File created: 5/1/2019 In control: Heritage Commission
Agenda date: 5/8/2019 Final action: 5/8/2019
Title: Presentation on Proposed City of Olympia Creative District


Presentation on Proposed City of Olympia Creative District


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Staff Contact:

Marygrace Goddu, Historic Preservation Officer, Community Planning & Development,  360.753.8031



Marygrace Goddu, Historic Preservation Officer.


Background and Analysis:

Olympia is in the process of developing and submitting an application to the Washington State Arts Commission to establish and designate a Creative District in downtown.  The what, where and how, and the benefits of Creative District designation, including the implications for historic properties, will be presented.


Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

The Creative District application is a direct outcome of the ArCH Profile, a report completed in July 2018 which focused on strategies for raising Olympia’s regional profile in the Arts, Heritage and Cultures. This report is tied to the results of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the Downtown Strategies, both of which sought extensive public input, and was supported by a focus group of over 45 participants including leaders in Olympia’s artistic, cultural and heritage communities.



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