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Record No: CB 119057    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119057
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 10/5/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125429
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; modifying the Design Review program; repealing and replacing Section 23.41.004 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); amending Sections 3.51.030, 23.41.002, 23.41.008, 23.41.010, 23.41.012, 23.41.014, 23.41.016, 23.41.020, 23.57.013, 23.66.020, 23.66.030, 23.66.035, 23.73.009, 23.73.010, 23.73.012, 23.73.014, 23.73.015, 23.73.024, 23.76.004, 23.76.006, 23.76.008, 23.76.011, 23.76.012, 23.76.026, 23.76.040, 25.11.070, 25.11.080, 25.12.320, 25.12.680, 25.12.690 and 25.12.730 of the SMC; adding new Sections 23.41.015 and 23.41.022 to the SMC; repealing Section 23.41.018 of the SMC; making technical corrections; and adding new Sections 23.66.050 and 25.12.735 to modify the duties of Special Review District Boards and Landmark Preservation Boards by authorizing these Board to make recommendations to SDCI on design review development standard departures.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Substitute (updated 10/2/17), 2. Proposed Amendment (added 10/2/17), 3. Summary and Fiscal Note, 4. Director's Report, 5. Central Staff Memo (09/19/17), 6. Central Staff Memo (08/15/17), 7. Central Staff Memo (09/08/17), 8. Presentation (09/11/17), 9. Presentation (08/15/17), 10. Signed Ordinance 125429, 11. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; modifying the Design Review program; repealing and replacing Section 23.41.004 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); amending Sections 3.51.030, 23.41.002, 23.41.008, 23.41.010, 23.41.012, 23.41.014, 23.41.016, 23.41.020, 23.57.013, 23.66.020, 23.66.030, 23.66.035, 23.73.009, 23.73.010, 23.73.012, 23.73.014, 23.73.015, 23.73.024, 23.76.004, 23.76.006, 23.76.008, 23.76.011, 23.76.012, 23.76.026, 23.76.040, 25.11.070, 25.11.080, 25.12.320, 25.12.680, 25.12.690 and 25.12.730 of the SMC; adding new Sections 23.41.015 and 23.41.022 to the SMC; repealing Section 23.41.018 of the SMC; making technical corrections; and adding new Sections 23.66.050 and 25.12.735 to modify the duties of Special Review District Boards and Landmark Preservation Boards by authorizing these Board to make recommendations to SDCI on design review development standard departures.
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WHEREAS, in 2013, the City Council requested that the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI), previously known as the Department of Planning and Development, and the Office of Economic Development, work with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) and members of the planning and development community to identify options to improve the permit review process; and
WHEREAS, in 2014, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce submitted recommendations to SDCI on improving the design review process; and
WHEREAS, in September 2014, the City Council adopted Resolution 31546, in which the Council and Mayor proposed that a Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee be jointly convened by the Council and the Mayor to evaluate potential housing strategies; and
WHEREAS, in 2015, following recommendations identified by the Chamber's work, the City Council provided consultant resources for SDCI to conduct additional outreach with ...

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