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Record No: CB 118783    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118783
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/3/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125163
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; adding a new Chapter 23.58D to the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); amending SMC Sections 23.40.060, 23.41.004, 23.41.012, 23.42.056, 23.45.510, 23.45.516, 23.48.021, 23.48.221, 23.48.230, 23.49.011, 23.49.023, 23.49.180, 23.50.033, 23.66.140, 23.84A.014, 23.88.010, and 23.90.018; and repealing SMC Sections 23.45.526 and 23.49.020; to revise the Living Building Pilot Program and reorganize, consolidate, and update standards when meeting the green building standard is a condition of a permit.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Director's Report, 3. Report Att 1 - Draft Director's Rule v2, 4. Report Att 2 - Regulatory Pathways to Net Zero Water, 5. Presentation (09/09/16), 6. SDCI Memo (09/09/16), 7. Central Staff Memo (09/09/16), 8. Central Staff Memo (09/20/16), 9. Signed Ord 125163, 10. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; adding a new Chapter 23.58D to the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); amending SMC Sections 23.40.060, 23.41.004, 23.41.012, 23.42.056, 23.45.510, 23.45.516, 23.48.021, 23.48.221, 23.48.230, 23.49.011, 23.49.023, 23.49.180, 23.50.033, 23.66.140, 23.84A.014, 23.88.010, and 23.90.018; and repealing SMC Sections 23.45.526 and 23.49.020; to revise the Living Building Pilot Program and reorganize, consolidate, and update standards when meeting the green building standard is a condition of a permit.
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WHEREAS, the Living Building ChallengeSM establishes goals for building owners, architects, design professionals, engineers, and contractors to build in a way that provides for a sustainable future through buildings informed by their ecoregion's characteristics that generate all of their own energy with renewable resources, capture and treat all of their water, and operate efficiently with maximum beauty; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") has been a leader in encouraging sustainable building since it adopted a Sustainable Building Policy in February 2000, and the City has implemented other processes, regulations, and incentives to encourage the private market to follow the City's lead; and
WHEREAS, the goal of the Living Building Pilot Program is to encourage the development of buildings that meet the Living Building ChallengeSM (full Living Building Certification or Petal Recognition), according to the criteria in the International Living Future Institute's certification programs, by allowing departures from Land Use Code requirements and providing height and floor area incentives; and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Ordinance 123206 in December 2009, Ordinance 123942 in July 2012, Ordinance 124535 in July 2014, and Ordinance 124843 in 2015 to establish, expand, and revise the Living Building Pilot Program; and
WHEREAS, the City Coun...

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