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Record No: CB 119011    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119011
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 7/21/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125353
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Transportation; authorizing the Director of the Department of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record on behalf of The City of Seattle a statutory warranty deed for a portion of Tract 35A, Plat of High Point Community, recorded under King County Recording Number 20040413001567, situated in a portion of the Southwest quarter of Section 24, Township 24 North, Range 3 East and a portion of the Northwest quarter of Section 25, Township 24 North, Range 3 East, Willamette Meridian, from the Highpoint Natural Drainage Landscape, Open Space and Rights of Way Maintenance Association, a Washington non-profit corporation; placing the real property conveyed by such deed under the jurisdiction of the Seattle Department of Transportation and laying off as right-of-way; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att A - Statutory Warranty Deed
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex 1 - Vicinity Map of Acquisition Area, 3. Summary Ex 2 - Graphic of Stairway, 4. Presentation (7/7/17), 5. Signed Ordinance 125353, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Transportation; authorizing the Director of the Department of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record on behalf of The City of Seattle a statutory warranty deed for a portion of Tract 35A, Plat of High Point Community, recorded under King County Recording Number 20040413001567, situated in a portion of the Southwest quarter of Section 24, Township 24 North, Range 3 East and a portion of the Northwest quarter of Section 25, Township 24 North, Range 3 East, Willamette Meridian, from the Highpoint Natural Drainage Landscape, Open Space and Rights of Way Maintenance Association, a Washington non-profit corporation; placing the real property conveyed by such deed under the jurisdiction of the Seattle Department of Transportation and laying off as right-of-way; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, in June of 1963, citizens of West Seattle requested that The City of Seattle provide pedestrian access through a wooded hillside area from the High Point area of West Seattle to the Louisa Boren Junior High School at Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Graham Street due to safety concerns for the students attending the school, which opened in September of 1963 and closed in June of 1981; and
WHEREAS, to that end, in August of 1963, Ordinance 92301 authorized the appropriation and acquisition of property necessary to improve Southwest Graham Street between High Point Drive Southwest and Delridge Way Southwest, including but not limited to the construction of walkways and a stairway ("Stairway") to improve pedestrian access ("Project"); and
WHEREAS, at that time, a portion of the property necessary for this Project had already been acquired by The City of Seattle in 1954 as authorized under Ordinance 83104 and placed under the jurisdiction of the Building Department (now known as the Department of Construction and Inspec...

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