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Record No: CB 119186    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119186
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/12/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125528
Title: AN ORDINANCE transferring jurisdiction over real property located at Mercer Street and Second Avenue from the Seattle Center Department to the Office of Housing.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Map of Site, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 125528, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE transferring jurisdiction over real property located at Mercer Street and Second Avenue from the Seattle Center Department to the Office of Housing.
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WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 118643, the real property legally described in Section 1 of this ordinance ("Property") was acquired by The City of Seattle ("City"); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 125406, Seattle Center has executed agreements to secure public open space on its adjacent property and facilitate cooperation throughout the development and operation of future improvements on the block, and the Office of Housing agrees to honor such agreements, to the extent applicable to future affordable housing development on the Property; and
WHEREAS, the Property is currently under Seattle Center's jurisdiction, and Seattle Center has determined the Property to be surplus to its needs; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 125308, the Office of Housing has adopted Housing Funding Policies that include a commitment to utilizing well-located publicly owned properties for affordable housing and achieving cost savings for affordable housing development through favorable purchase terms; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 31609, the City Council resolved to pursue use of publicly owned properties for development of affordable housing, including authorizing the transfer of specific City-owned properties for development of housing; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 31770, the City Council made modifications to its Procedures for the Evaluation of the Reuse and Disposal of the City's Real Property, meant to expedite dispositions that create more affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 31772, the City Council requested Seattle Center to proceed with an interjurisdictional transfer of property to the Office of Housing of land located on Mercer Street between 2nd Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N for the development ...

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