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Record No: CB 118796    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118796
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/29/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125142
Title: AN ORDINANCE granting Swedish Health Services permission to construct, maintain, and operate a pedestrian skybridge over and across Minor Avenue, between Columbia Street and Cherry Street, for a ten-year term, renewable for two successive ten-year terms; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; and providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – Swedish Health Services Skybridge Area Map, 3. Summary Att B – Skybridge Image, 4. Summary Att C - Annual Fee Assessment Summary, 5. Presentation, 6. Signed Ord 125142, 7. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE granting Swedish Health Services permission to construct, maintain, and operate a pedestrian skybridge over and across Minor Avenue, between Columbia Street and Cherry Street, for a ten-year term, renewable for two successive ten-year terms; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; and providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions.
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WHEREAS, Swedish Health Services ("Swedish") has applied for permission to construct, maintain, and operate a pedestrian skybridge over and across Minor Avenue, between Columbia Street and Cherry Street; and
WHEREAS, the new skybridge will provide a connection for patients, staff, physicians, and visitors from the new building located on the block bounded by Columbia Street, Minor Avenue, Cherry Street, and Boren Avenue ("Block 95") to the existing South Tower on the corner of Minor Street and Cherry Street, and the skybridge will also provide a connection for sensitive hospital equipment between the two buildings; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Design Commission recommended approval of the proposed skybridge and public benefit mitigation elements, including a garden located at the intersection of Minor Avenue and Columbia Street, curated public art for the garden, an art element on the skybridge, intersection and sidewalk improvements at Minor Avenue and Columbia Street, and right-of-way improvements along Minor Avenue between Cherry Street and Columbia Street, including new paving, curbs, sidewalk, curb ramps, landscaping, and pedestrian-scale lighting. The Seattle Design Commission placed as a condition on the recommendation that Swedish Health Services include Seattle Design Commission members on the Swedish Public Art Advisory Committee's review of artist proposals for the skybridge; and
WHEREAS, Swedish Health Services petitioned the Seattle City Council to vacate the alley on the block between Columb...

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