Buildings included in the survey are not necessarily considered historically and/or architecturally significant. The State’s HPI database includes both historic and non-historic buildings.
Historic designation is given to a property on a local, State and/or National level. Listing in the Washington Heritage Register or National Register of Historic Places offers recognition of a property’s significance, along with some protections under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act. Private owners of National and State Register properties using private funds may alter or demolish these properties within existing local building regulations. Projects involving federal or state agency actions are reviewed by DAHP with the goal of preserving historic resources whenever possible.
To be listed on the Bothell Historic Register, a building or district must be at least 50 years old and be historically, architecturally or culturally significant in addition to retaining sufficient physical integrity. Bothell has 21 locally designated properties. The city has review authority for alterations to locally-designated properties. The City’s Municipal Code 22.16.010 sets forth criteria for local listing. Owner consent is required to locally designate a property.