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Record No: Res 31700    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/29/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION granting conceptual approval to Swedish Health Services to construct and maintain a pedestrian tunnel under and across Minor Avenue, south of Columbia Street and north of Cherry Street.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – Swedish Minor Tunnel Area Map, 3. Presentation

CITY OF SEATTLE

RESOLUTION __________________

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A RESOLUTION granting conceptual approval to Swedish Health Services to construct and maintain a pedestrian tunnel under and across Minor Avenue, south of Columbia Street and north of Cherry Street.

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WHEREAS, Swedish Health Services has applied for permission to construct and maintain a pedestrian tunnel (the “Project”), under and across Minor Avenue, south of Columbia Street and north of Cherry Street; and

WHEREAS, the new pedestrian tunnel will provide a pedestrian connection between the Northwest Tower, the main hospital, and Block 95 for the transport of supplies, food, and waste; and

WHEREAS, in making a recommendation, the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (“Director”) considered the submitted plans and application materials for constructing the pedestrian tunnel and recommends that conceptual approval be granted; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:

Section 1.  The City Council finds that the Swedish Minor pedestrian tunnel is in the public interest.

Section 2.  As conditions for obtaining permission to construct the Project, Swedish Health Services shall:

(1) Provide engineering plans for additional review and permitting by  the Seattle Department of Transportation, which the Director will circulate to other City departments and any public and private utilities affected by the installation of the proposed Project;

(2) Provide (i) a surety bond, (ii) covenant agreement, and (iii) public liability insurance naming the City as an additional insured or self-insurance, as approved by the City’s Risk Manager;

(3) Pay all City permit fees;

(4) Obtain all necessary land use or building permits;

(5) Maintain and inspect the Project; and

(6) Remove the Project and restore the public right-of-way to its original condition upon expiration of the term permit or at the direction of the Director or City Council in accordance with the provisions of the term permit ordinance.

Section 3.  After this resolution is adopted, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will present to the City Council a draft term permit ordinance identifying the conditions under which permission may be granted for the use of the right-of-way. Permission to use the right-of-way is subject to the Council’s decision to approve, deny, or modify the draft term permit ordinance presented by the Director.   

Section 4. As recommended by the Director and the Mayor, conceptual approval for construction of the pedestrian tunnel is GRANTED.

 

 

Adopted by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2016, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this ________ day of _________________________, 2016.

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President ____________ of the City Council

The Mayor concurred the ________ day of _________________________, 2016.

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Edward B. Murray, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2016.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)