SEATTLE — The University of Washington and Seattle officials are heading to court for control over historic buildings on the university’s campus.

The Seattle Times reports ( ) that a Superior Court judge on Friday will hear arguments in the university’s lawsuit about the city’s Landmark Preservation Ordinance, which has been invoked by preservationists as UW looks to tear down a historic building that used to house a nuclear reactor.

The university argues that its Board of Regents is best suited to decide if a building has historic value, but preservationists say the city should have a role in deciding what buildings have historic properties.

Information from: The Seattle Times,