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Record No: CB 119176    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119176
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/12/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125527
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acceptance of a donation of real property along the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle, from the Estate of Jack Allbritton, for open space, park, and recreation purposes.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Map of Burke-Gilman Trail Donation, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 125527, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acceptance of a donation of real property along the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle, from the Estate of Jack Allbritton, for open space, park, and recreation purposes.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") is continually acquiring property to expand existing parks and conserve green spaces; and
WHEREAS, the City does not have adequate funding to acquire all the properties worthy of conservation; and
WHEREAS, the City encourages owners of properties that add value to the City's inventory of parks and green spaces to donate them to the City; and
WHEREAS, the Estate of Jack Allbritton ("Estate") owns certain real property adjacent to the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle ("Property") and desires to transfer that Property to the City for open space, park, and recreation purposes; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of both the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Estate for the City to take title, ownership, and all rights and interests to the Property free and clear of unnecessary encumbrances; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle City Charter requires that all acquisition and disposition of real property rights be authorized and accepted by or under authority of ordinance; 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 authorized, on behalf of The City of Seattle, to acquire by donation from the Estate of Jack Allbritton the following real property legally described below ("Property"):
Real property in the County of King, State of Washington, described as follows:
THAT PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, WILLAMETTE MERIDIAN, IN KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON LYING BETWEEN THE WEST...

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