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Record No: CB 119237    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119237
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 5/21/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125587
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to land use and zoning; adding a new Section 23.41.022 to the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) and amending Section 23.76.005 of the SMC, to clarify the relationship between design review and review of street vacation petitions.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Substitute, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Presentation (4/17/18), 4. Signed Ordinance 125587, 5. Affidavit of Publication
Related files: Inf 569
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE related to land use and zoning; adding a new Section 23.41.022 to the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) and amending Section 23.76.005 of the SMC, to clarify the relationship between design review and review of street vacation petitions.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's Street Vacation Policies were adopted in 1986 by Resolution 27527; and
WHEREAS, the City Council intends to clarify the relationship between the street vacation review process and the Design Review program; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. A new Section 23.41.022 is added to the Seattle Municipal Code as follows:
23.41.022 Coordination of design review and vacations of right-of-way
A. Full design review. The following requirements apply to projects that seek the vacation of a public right-of-way pursuant to Chapter 15.62 and are subject to or for which an applicant has elected full design review pursuant to Section 23.41.004:
1. Early design guidance. Before submitting any application materials to begin the early design guidance process, an applicant shall consult with the Seattle Design Commission. The purpose of the consultation is to have the Seattle Design Commission provide recommendations to the Design Review Board before the board holds any early design guidance meetings under Section 23.41.014. The Seattle Design Commission recommendations may include any initial concerns about the proposed project and any conceptual design or siting alternatives, including any no-vacation alternatives prepared.
2. Design Review Board recommendation. The Design Review Board shall not hold a final recommendation meeting until the Seattle Design Commission makes a recommendation on the Public Trust Analysis phase of a street vacation review as described in the Street Vacation Policies.
B. Administrative design review. The followi...

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