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Record No: CB 119496    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119496
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Committee Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee
On agenda: 5/1/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences to renovate the South Park Community Center site and develop an ongoing relationship in the South Park community consistent with the Terms of Agreement in Attachment 1.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Terms of Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att 1 - Site Design

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences to renovate the South Park Community Center site and develop an ongoing relationship in the South Park community consistent with the Terms of Agreement in Attachment 1.

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WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in partnership with Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (Seattle Academy), Seattle Parks Foundation, and dedicated advocates within the South Park community, has worked over the past few years to develop a plan for a South Park Community Center Site Redevelopment that transforms this park space to better serve community and the City at large; and

WHEREAS, South Park has the highest youth population of any Seattle neighborhood, yet its residents have about one-tenth the accessible green space available to the average King County resident; and

WHEREAS, a concept design informed by community input was finalized in Spring 2018 to install and relocate a play area and provide other amenities, including a spray park, landscaping to mitigate negative health impacts from SR 99, an off-leash area, and a full size multi-sport synthetic field, circular walking trail and lighting; and

WHEREAS, the current park is underutilized and will benefit from lessening the impact of air and noise pollution, improved sight lines, and additional lighting; and

WHEREAS, the total estimated cost for this project is approximately $9.8 million, and

WHEREAS, DPR has compiled a funding plan that includes state and county grants, a Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund allocation, Seattle Park District Major Maintenance funding, a 2019 City Adopted and 2020 Endorsed budget Real Estate Excise Tax allocation, and a $4 million donation from Seattle Academy for the athletic field and lighting; and

WHEREAS, this legislation will enable Seattle Academy to kick off its fundraising campaign for the synthetic turf field and lighting, a key element of the South Park Community Center site redevelopment; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation or the Superintendent’s designee is authorized for and on behalf of The City of Seattle to negotiate an agreement with Seattle Academy for support of the South Park Community Center Site Redevelopment that is consistent with the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Agreement between the parties, included as Attachment 1 to this ordinance.

 

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.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

Attachment 1 - Terms of Agreement: South Park Campus Field Project