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Record No: CB 119330    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119330
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/13/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125650
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Pike Place Market Historical District; amending Chapter 25.24 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adopt an interim boundary expansion for the Pike Place Market Historical District.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant, Sally Bagshaw
Attachments: 1. Ex A - Interim Pike Place Market Historical District Boundaries with Study Area v2, 2. Ex A - Interim Pike Place Market Historical District Boundaries with Study Area v1
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Proposed Amendment 1, 4. Proposed Amendment 2, 5. Proposed Sustitute (added; 8/14/18), 6. Signed Ordinance 125650, 7. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Pike Place Market Historical District; amending Chapter 25.24 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adopt an interim boundary expansion for the Pike Place Market Historical District.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council makes the following legislative findings of fact and declarations:
A. The Pike Place Market Historical District (District) was created in 1971 through a Citizens' Initiative.
B. The boundaries of the District have been amended twice since it was created: (1) in 1986 through Ordinance 113199 and (2) in 1989 through Ordinance 114863.
C. The City's Historic Resources Survey identifies multiple structures in the vicinity of the District that may be eligible as landmarks but are not currently designated as landmarks.
D. Recent development activity adjacent to the District has put potentially eligible landmarks at risk of demolition or alteration before the protections of the district may be applied, thus constituting an emergency pursuant to WAC 197-11-880.
E. The Showbox Theater is a significant cultural resource to Seattle and the region with a history connecting it to the adjacent Pike Place Market;
F. The loss of the Showbox Theater would erode the historical and cultural value of the Pike Place Market neighborhood;
G. Adopting a boundary expansion on an interim basis will allow the City to consider whether and to what extent to expand the boundaries of the District to include the Showbox Theater.
H. The Council finds that the Pike Place Market Historical District ordinance is a development regulation that is not subject to referenda and that the Council has the authority to provide for the immediate effectiveness of this amendment to that ordinance.
Section 2. Section 25.24.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance...

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