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Record No: CB 119093    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119093
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 10/5/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125425
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; adopting a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, or processing of applications for the establishment, expansion, or change of use for certain uses on parcels with a Commercial 1, Commercial 2, or Neighborhood Commercial 3 zoning designation within the Aurora-Licton Urban Village; declaring an emergency and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Ex A - Aurora-Licton Comprehensive Plan Goals and Policies, 2. Ex B - Aurora-Licton Urban Village Zoning
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Central Staff Memo, 9/25/17
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; adopting a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, or processing of applications for the establishment, expansion, or change of use for certain uses on parcels with a Commercial 1, Commercial 2, or Neighborhood Commercial 3 zoning designation within the Aurora-Licton Urban Village; declaring an emergency and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council hereby makes the following legislative findings of fact and declarations:
A. The City's Comprehensive Plan incorporates neighborhood plan goals and policies for the Aurora-Licton Urban Village that include those shown in Exhibit A to this ordinance.
B. Land uses permitted by Title 23 on lots with a Commercial 1, Commercial 2, or Neighborhood Commercial 3 zoning designation located within the Aurora-Licton Urban Village, as shown in Exhibit B, include uses that are not the types of development envisioned by these neighborhood plan goals and policies, such as auto-oriented uses, warehouses, and heavy commercial and manufacturing uses.
C. Since 2014, half of permit applications for new development within those zones in the Aurora-Licton Urban Village have included uses, such as mini-warehouses, that are not envisioned by these neighborhood plan goals and policies.
D. Proliferation of these types of uses could preclude development that is more aligned with the neighborhood plan goals and policies.
E. A work plan for analyzing permitted uses on commercially zoned parcels within the Aurora-Licton Urban Village will inform permanent controls and other relevant issues that the Council may wish to address in permanent regulations.
F. The work plan calls for developing and recommending permanent regulations to replace these interim regulati...

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