On Monday, October 26, 2015 University of Washington (UW) officials held a public hearing to receive feedback about the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the new Computer Science & Engineering Building II. The "preferred alternative" presented by the Draft SEIS involves the demolition of the National Register-listed Nuclear Reactor Building (now More Hall Annex). Representatives from Historic Seattle, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and Docomomo WEWA attended and commented in support of the preservation of the Nuclear Reactor Building, asked UW to reconsider the preferred alternative of demolition, and asked that the other alternatives that the Draft SEIS presented be more fully developed and examined.

If you weren't able to attend the hearing, you can still support preservation efforts! Submit your written comments on the Draft SEIS to UW by Monday, November 23, 2015. Send your support for the Nuclear Reactor Building to:

Jan Arntz
SEPA Responsible Official
Environmental/Land Use Compliance Officer
Capital Projects Office
Box 352205
Seattle, WA 98195
jarntz@uw.edu

To see/read the full Draft EIS that UW released for Computer Science & Engineering Building II, download it here (49.5 MB PDF).

Chris Moore, the Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, makes public comments at the DEIS hearing at Kane Hall on the UW Seattle campus.

Chris Moore, the Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, makes public comments at the DEIS hearing at Kane Hall on the UW Seattle campus.