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Record No: CB 118509    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118509
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 10/16/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124880
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the Superintendent of the Department of Parks and Recreation to acquire by negotiation certain land and other necessary property rights, commonly known as the northwest corner of 14th Avenue NE and NE 65th Street, for open space, park, and recreation purposes, and to execute, accept, and record the deed and instruments deemed by the Superintendent to be necessary; authorizing the Seattle City Attorney to commence condemnation proceedings; placing the acquired real property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation and designating the property for open spaces, parks, and recreational purposes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Jean Godden
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Map of Roosevelt Neighborhood, 3. Presentation, 4. Affidavit of Mailing, 5. Signed Ord 124880
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the Superintendent of the Department of Parks and Recreation to acquire by negotiation certain land and other necessary property rights, commonly known as the northwest corner of 14th Avenue NE and NE 65th Street, for open space, park, and recreation purposes, and to execute, accept, and record the deed and instruments deemed by the Superintendent to be necessary; authorizing the Seattle City Attorney to commence condemnation proceedings; placing the acquired real property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation and designating the property for open spaces, parks, and recreational purposes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle (City) considers the Roosevelt Residential Urban Village as an underserved community that lacks enough quality open space for public use; and
WHEREAS, according to Seattle's Parks and Recreation 2011 Development Plan and 2011 Gap Report Update, around 1/2 of the Roosevelt Residential Urban Village is unserved by open space within 1/8 of a mile; and
WHEREAS, Roosevelt Residential Urban Village was recently upzoned to add additional density and is experiencing increased development; and
WHEREAS, the City's Department of Parks and Recreation Roosevelt Neighborhood Plan calls for the need to plan and create new open spaces in conjunction with development; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Resolution 31347 declares the City's intent to promote and enhance the livability of the Roosevelt Residential Urban Village by implementing initiatives that complement the increased density; and
WHEREAS, one of the initiatives proposed by Resolution 31347 is the designation of a green street on 14th Avenue Northeast, from Northeast 65th Street to Northeast 66th Street, which includes streetsca...

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