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Record No: CB 119439    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119439
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/19/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125775
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Section 23.41.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code to approve the 2019 Uptown Neighborhood Design Guidelines.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Uptown Neighborhood Design Guidelines, 2019
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Director's Report, 3. Presentation (2/6/19), 4. Signed Ordinance 125775, 5. Affidavit of Publication


ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________


AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Section 23.41.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code to approve the 2019 Uptown Neighborhood Design Guidelines.


WHEREAS, the Uptown Neighborhood was designated as an Urban Center in 1994; and

WHEREAS, The City of Seattle, working with the Uptown Alliance, developed the Uptown Urban Design Framework in 2016; and

WHEREAS, the Uptown Urban Design Framework developed neighborhood design recommendations that anticipated substantial redevelopment in the Uptown Urban Center; and

WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council in 2017 adopted new zoning regulations that greatly increased development capacity in the Uptown Urban Center; and

WHEREAS, the Office of Planning and Community Development has engaged the Uptown Alliance Land Use Review Committee in the development of updated Uptown Neighborhood Design Guidelines; NOW, THEREFORE,


Section 1. Subsection 23.41.010.B of the Seattle Municipal Code, which section was last amended by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119362, is amended as follows:

23.41.010 Design review guidelines

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B.                     The following neighborhood design guidelines are approved. These neighborhood design guidelines apply in the areas shown on the map included in the guidelines.

1.                     “Admiral Design Guidelines, 2013”;

2.                     “Ballard Municipal Center Master Plan Area Design Guidelines, 2013”;

3.                     “Belltown Urban Center Village Design Guidelines, 2004”;

4.                     “Capitol Hill Design Guidelines, 2013”;

5.                     “Central Area Design Guidelines, 2018”;

6.                     “Green Lake Design Guidelines, 2013”;

7.                     “Greenwood/Phinney Design Guidelines, 2013”;

8.                     “Morgan Junction Design Guidelines, 2013”;

9.                     “Mount Baker Town Center Design Guidelines, 2017”;

10.                     “North Beacon Hill Design Guidelines, 2013”;

11.                     “North District/Lake City Design Guidelines, 2013”;

12.                     “Northgate Design Guidelines, 2013”;

13.                     “Othello Design Guidelines, 2013”;

14.                     “Pike/Pine Design Guidelines, 2017”;

15.                     “Roosevelt Design Guidelines, 2013”;

16.                     “South Lake Union Design Guidelines, 2018”;

17.                     “University District Design Guidelines, 2018”;

18.                     “Upper Queen Anne Design Guidelines, 2013”;

19.                     “Uptown Design Guidelines, ((2013)) 2019”;

20.                     “Wallingford Design Guidelines, 2013”; and

21.                     “West Seattle Junction Design Guidelines, 2013.”

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Section 2. 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 _________________________, 2019, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2019.


President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.


Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.


Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk



Attachment 1 - Uptown Neighborhood Design Guidelines, 2019