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Record No: Res 31857    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Passed at Full Council
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Council
On agenda: 12/3/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION granting conceptual approval of a Significant Structure Term Permit to Seattle Arena Company, LLC to construct, maintain, and operate a tunnel under and across Thomas Street, east of 1st Avenue North and west of Warren Avenue North, to enable the renovation of KeyArena at the Seattle Center.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – KeyArena Tunnel, 3. Presentation, 4. Proposed Amendment (added; 12/3/18)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION granting conceptual approval of a Significant Structure Term Permit to Seattle Arena Company, LLC to construct, maintain, and operate a tunnel under and across Thomas Street, east of 1st Avenue North and west of Warren Avenue North, to enable the renovation of KeyArena at the Seattle Center.
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WHEREAS, Section 15.65.055 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) authorizes the Seattle City Council to grant conceptual approval of a term permit to construct a significant structure over, above, across, on, or under a public place; and
WHEREAS, Oak View Group, LLC and The City of Seattle entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on December 4, 2017, and passed by the Seattle City Council by Ordinance 125480 on December 4, 2017, regarding the redevelopment of KeyArena; and the Seattle City Council passed Ordinance 125669 on September 24, 2018, authorizing the Mayor of Seattle to execute Agreements with Seattle Arena Company, LLC for the renovation and lease of KeyArena; and
WHEREAS, Oak View Group, LLC applied to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) for a Significant Structure Term Permit to construct a tunnel under Thomas Street east of 1st Avenue North and west of Warren Avenue North, to provide access for trucks, buses, and other vehicles used to prepare for events at the renovated KeyArena; and
WHEREAS, on November 2, 2018, Oak View Group, LLC and Seattle Arena Company, LLC entered into an agreement titled Assignment and Assumption of Seattle Center Arena Project Permits and Approvals, by which Seattle Arena Company, LLC was assigned and assumed Oak View Group, LLC's rights and obligations related to Oak View Group, LLC's application for a Significant Structure Term Permit; and
WHEREAS, the new vehicle tunnel will provide a connection between the parcels to the south of KeyArena and the below-grade loading dock and area in the renovated KeyArena; and
WHEREAS, the Director of SDOT ("Direct...

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