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Record No: CB 118981    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118981
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 8/2/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125359
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Chapter 23.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code at pages 112 and 113 of the Official Land Use Map to rezone land in the 23rd and Cherry node of the 23rd & Union-Jackson Residential Urban Village; and amending Sections 23.45.510, 23.45.512, 23.45.514, and 23.45.517 of the Seattle Municipal Code to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA).
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Attachments: 1. Ex A – 23rd and Cherry Rezone Map
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Mayor's Letter, 3. Director’s Report, 4. Presentation (06/20/17), 5. Central Staff Memo (07/18/17), 6. Signed Ord_125359
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Chapter 23.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code at pages 112 and 113 of the Official Land Use Map to rezone land in the 23rd and Cherry node of the 23rd & Union-Jackson Residential Urban Village; and amending Sections 23.45.510, 23.45.512, 23.45.514, and 23.45.517 of the Seattle Municipal Code to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA).
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WHEREAS, the Central Area is the historic home of the African American community in Seattle, and the 23rd & Union-Jackson Urban Village remains the heart of the African American community within the Central Area. According to 2010 U.S. Census data, the Black/African American population within the 23rd & Union-Jackson Urban Village declined from 64 percent in 1990 to 28 percent in 2010, while the White population increased from 16 percent to 44 percent in the same time period; and
WHEREAS, the Central Area is a diverse and inclusive neighborhood with a rich history of civic engagement on matters affecting the Central Area; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle is committed to strong partnerships building with communities engaged in inclusive and innovative community planning, visionary neighborhood plans, and effective action plans; and
WHEREAS, in 1998, the City Council recognized the Central Area Neighborhood Plan; and
WHEREAS, in 2013 and 2014, the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) (previously the Department of Planning and Development) and Department of Neighborhoods (DON) conducted significant public outreach in the Central Area, including outreach to historically underrepresented communities with focus on the community nodes along 23rd Avenue at Union, Cherry, and Jackson Streets; and
WHEREAS, in March 2013, the 23rd Avenue Action Community Team (23rd Avenue ACT) was formed to work in partnership with the City and the community to hold the Central Area vision while ...

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