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Record No: CB 119086    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119086
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/29/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125422
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Central Waterfront Project; authorizing a second amendment of the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Renovation and Expansion of the Seattle Aquarium and Development of the Central Waterfront Project between The City of Seattle and the Seattle Aquarium Society.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Ex A - Amendment 2 to MOU with Seattle Aquarium
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Signed Ordinance 125422, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Central Waterfront Project; authorizing a second amendment of the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Renovation and Expansion of the Seattle Aquarium and Development of the Central Waterfront Project between The City of Seattle and the Seattle Aquarium Society.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") owns the Seattle Aquarium ("Aquarium"), located on Piers No. 59 and No. 60 on the Central Waterfront, which is widely recognized as a world-class aquarium and a regional marine conservation resource; and
WHEREAS, via an agreement with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Seattle Aquarium Society ("SEAS") operates and maintains the Aquarium; and
WHEREAS, in 2003, in conjunction with the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and replacement of the aging Elliott Bay Seawall, the City began developing a community vision for the central city that resulted in the adoption of Resolution 31264, stating Guiding Principles for the Central Waterfront that include reconnecting downtown Seattle to its waterfront; and
WHEREAS, between 2003 and 2012 the City Council adopted a series of resolutions and ordinances stating principles related to future Aquarium development, including that Aquarium development should be consistent with the Central Waterfront Master Plan in effect at the time of the proposed development; and
WHEREAS, on August 13, 2012, the City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31399 (the "Waterfront Resolution"), with the Mayor's concurrence. This resolution encouraged partnerships with the Pike Place Market and Aquarium for key expansions of these two long-standing Seattle institutions, consistent with the Central Waterfront Concept Design, Framework Plan, and Strategic Plan that were endorsed as part of that resolution; and
WHEREAS, on February 25, 2013, the City Council unanimously adopted Ordinance 124121, with the Mayor's concurrence, ...

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