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Record No: CB 119085    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119085
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/29/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125421
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation to execute and accept from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, on behalf of The City of Seattle, an Aquatic Lands Lease for Seattle's Waterfront Parks; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Aquatic Lands Lease, 2. Affidavit of Publication
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Map of Leased Area, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 125421
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation to execute and accept from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, on behalf of The City of Seattle, an Aquatic Lands Lease for Seattle's Waterfront Parks; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, Seattle's Waterfront Parks, comprising Piers 57 to 59 and Piers 62 and 63, were built on lands of The City of Seattle and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to serve the residents of and visitors to the city of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, Waterfront Parks' lease with DNR for Piers 57 to 59 expired in 1993, and the City has occupied the site continuously since that time as a carry-over tenant; and
WHEREAS, Waterfront Parks' lease with DNR for Piers 62 and 63 expired in 2004, and the City has occupied the site continuously since that time as a carry-over tenant; and
WHEREAS, Pier 62 will be reconstructed in the fall of 2017 as part of Seattle's Waterfront Plan; and
WHEREAS, Piers 57 to 59 and Pier 63 will be redeveloped in the future part of Seattle's Waterfront Plan; and
WHEREAS, the City and DNR have negotiated a new lease that will combine the two expired leases and allow for the redevelopment of the piers, as well as provide long-term security for the City's use of the DNR property; NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation ("Superintendent") or the Superintendent's designee is hereby authorized, on behalf of The City of Seattle ("City"), to execute a lease agreement ("Lease") with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, substantially in the form of Attachment 1 to this ordinance and identified as "Aquatic Lands Lease," authorizing the City to use the property as a public park providing recreational and educational opportunities for all citizens and visitors to the regi...

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