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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 of affordable housing in the Uptown Urban Center; and

WHEREAS, the Director of the Seattle Center Department and the Director of the Office of Housing have agreed that the transfer of the Property should be without cost to the Office of Housing, based on their mutual goal of promoting affordable housing on the Property; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Jurisdiction over the following described real property (“Property”) is hereby transferred from the Seattle Center Department to the Office of Housing, at no cost to the Office of Housing:

Lots 7 and 8 in Block 24, Mercer’s Second Addition to North Seattle, according to the plat thereof recorded in Volume 2 of Plats page 7, in King County, Washington; Except the East 28 feet thereof; and Except the North 10 feet of Lot 7.

Section 2. The Director of the Office of Housing is hereby authorized to assume jurisdiction over the Property and make the Property available for development of affordable housing.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2018, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2018.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)