Duwamish Valley Neighborhood Preservation Coalition (DVNPC)
Formed in 1992 as a nonprofit organization, the Duwamish Valley Neighborhood Preservation Coalition (DVNPC) promotes affordable home buying opportunities primarily from the existing housing stock in the Duwamish River communities of South Park, Georgetown, and Tukwila. Some of the oldest housing in Seattle is in these neighborhoods and the organization is working to preserve these unique properties and green spaces.
“The neighborhood of South Park is important within Seattle as a blue-collar, working class neighborhood—with strong ties to the Pike Place Public Market and Boeing’s development during World War II—that continues to thrive amidst increased industrialization and development pressures. The neighborhood reflects a diverse array of architectural styles, demonstrating its slow but persistent growth.”
DVNPC has nominated South Park for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Written by Michele Gielis