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Record No: CB 118797    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118797
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/26/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125143
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acceptance of a donation of real property in Seattle from the Madison Valley Park Foundation for open space, park, and recreation purposes.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Map of Julia Lee Park, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ord 125143, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acceptance of a donation of real property in Seattle from the Madison Valley Park Foundation for open space, park, and recreation purposes.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle is continually acquiring property to expand existing parks and conserve green spaces; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle does not have adequate funding to acquire all the properties worthy of conservation; and
WHEREAS, Julia Lee Park (Park), built on private property located at 2701 East Harrison Street, was established on the southwest corner of East Harrison and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in 1993 as a memorial to Julia Lee Roderick Knudsen, by her husband C. Calvert Knudsen (Donation Property); and
WHEREAS, the Park holds an Italianate garden with handsome wooden benches and has become a green and peaceful meeting place for Madison Valley residents of all ages; and
WHEREAS, the Knudsen Family and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) have agreed on new plantings for the Park, to be planted in the fall of 2016, that have the same character and density of removed plants, taking into consideration cost, sustainable upkeep, and maintenance; and
WHEREAS, the Knudsen family, by and through the Madison Valley Park Foundation, would like to donate the Donation Property to The City of Seattle (City) upon the condition that the Donation Property continue as a future public park, retain the name of "Julia Lee Park" and keep its current park character; and
WHEREAS, DPR anticipates that any future changes to the Donation Property will be consistent with the current architectural and landscape design of Julia Lee Park including the prominent trees, open plaza, and arboretum character of the park; and
WHEREAS, DPR believes that any Seattle-Perugia Sister City recognition in the plaza area of the Donation Property will be of a si...

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