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Record No: CB 119529    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119529
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/3/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125837
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to historic preservation; imposing controls upon the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - Vicinity Map of Mount Baker Clubhouse, 3. Landmarks Preservation Board Report, 4. Photos, 5. Presentation, 6. Signed Ordinance 125837, 7. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to historic preservation; imposing controls upon the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

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WHEREAS, the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance, Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC), establishes a procedure for the designation and preservation of sites, improvements, and objects having historical, cultural, architectural, engineering, or geographic significance; and

WHEREAS, the Landmarks Preservation Board (“Board”), after a public meeting on September 5, 2018, voted to approve the nomination of the improvement located at 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South and the site on which the improvement is located (which are collectively referred to as the “Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse”) for designation as a landmark under SMC Chapter 25.12; and

WHEREAS, after a public meeting on October 17, 2018, the Board voted to approve the designation of the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse under SMC Chapter 25.12; and

WHEREAS, on March 6, 2019, the Board and the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse’s owner agreed to controls and incentives to be applied to specific features or characteristics of the designated landmark; and

WHEREAS, the Board recommends that the City Council enact a designating ordinance approving the controls and incentives; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Designation. Under Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 25.12.660, the designation by the Landmarks Preservation Board (“Board”) of the improvement located at 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South and the site on which the improvement is located (which are collectively referred to as the “Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse”) is acknowledged.

A.                     Legal Description. The Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse is located on the property legally described as:

The southerly 8.75 feet measured on the west line of Lot 1 and all of Lot 2, Block 31, Mount Baker Park, according to the Plat filed in Volume 16 of Plats on page 3, in King County, Washington;

Together with that portion of Lot 3, said Block 31, Mount Maker Park described as follows: beginning at the northeasterly corner of said Lot 3; thence south 81°00'10" west along the north line thereof a distance of 111.17 feet; thence north 85°55'41" east a distance of 112.88 feet to a point on the easterly line of said Lot 3, said point lying on the arc of a curve having a radius of 1,181.28 feet, the radial point bearing north 73°07'08" east; thence northerly along said easterly line an arc distance of 9.78 feet more or less to the point of beginning;

Except that portion of Lot 2, said Block 31, Mount Baker Park described as follows: commencing at the southeasterly corner of Said Lot 2; thence south 81°00'10" west along the south line thereof a distance of 111.17 feet to the true point of beginning; thence south 85°55'41" west a distance of 15.18 feet to a point on the westerly line of said Lot 2, said point lying on the arc of a curve have a radius of 575.00 feet, the radial point bearing north 82°43'44" east; thence southerly along said westerly line an arc distance of 1.3 feet to the southwesterly corner of said Lot 2; thence north 81°00'10" east a distance of 15.16 feet, more or less to the true point of beginning.

B.                     Specific Features or Characteristics Designated. Under SMC 25.12.660.A.2, the Board designated the following specific features or characteristics of the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse:

1.                     The site.

2.                     The exterior of the building.

C.                     Basis of Designation. The designation was made because the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse is more than 25 years old; has significant character, interest, or value as a part of the development, heritage, or cultural characteristics of the City, state, or nation; has integrity or the ability to convey its significance; and satisfies the following SMC 25.12.350 provisions:

1.                     It is associated in a significant way with a significant aspect of the cultural, political, or economic heritage of the community, City, state, or nation (SMC 25.12.350.C).

2.                     It embodies the distinctive visible characteristics of an architectural style, or period, or of a method of construction (SMC 25.12.350.D).

Section 2. Controls. The following controls are imposed on the features or characteristics of the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse that were designated by the Board for preservation:

A.                     Certificate of Approval Process.

1.                     Except as provided in subsection 2.A.2 or subsection 2.B of this ordinance, the owner must obtain a Certificate of Approval issued by the Board according to SMC Chapter 25.12, or the time for denying a Certificate of Approval must have expired, before the owner may make alterations or significant changes to the features or characteristics of the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse that were designated by the Board for preservation.

2.                     No Certificate of Approval is required for the following:

a.                     Any in-kind maintenance or repairs of the features or characteristics of the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse that were designated by the Board for preservation.

b.                     Removal of the following landscape elements: trees less than 6 inches in diameter measured 4 1/2 feet above ground; shrubs; perennials; and annuals.

c.                     Installation, removal, or alteration (including repair) of underground irrigation and underground utilities, provided that the site is restored in kind.

d.                     Installation, removal, or alteration of the following site furnishings: benches; movable planters; trash/recycling receptacles; and bike racks.

e.                     Installation and removal of temporary signage, consistent with a signage plan that has been approved by the Landmarks Board staff, and when the signage remains in place for no more than 60 days.

f.                     Installation, removal, or alteration of signage for accessibility compliance; and other signage as required by City code.

g.                     Installation, removal, or alteration of interior, temporary window shading devices that are operable and therefore do not obscure the glazing when in the open position.

B.                     City Historic Preservation Officer (CHPO) Approval Process.

1.                     The City Historic Preservation Officer may review and approve alterations or significant changes to the features or characteristics listed in subsection 2.B.3 of this ordinance according to the following procedure:

a.                     The owner shall submit to the CHPO a written request for the alterations or significant changes, including applicable drawings or specifications.

b.                     If the CHPO, upon examination of submitted plans and specifications, determines that the alterations or significant changes are consistent with the purposes of SMC Chapter 25.12, the CHPO shall approve the alterations or significant changes without further action by the Board.

2.                     If the CHPO does not approve the alterations or significant changes, the owner may submit revised materials to the CHPO, or apply to the Board for a Certificate of Approval under SMC Chapter 25.12. The CHPO shall transmit a written decision on the owner’s request to the owner within 14 days of receipt of the request. Failure of the CHPO to timely transmit a written decision constitutes approval of the request.

3.                     CHPO approval of alterations or significant changes to the features or characteristics of the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse that were designated by the Board for preservation is available for the following:

a.                     The installation, removal, or alteration of ducts, conduits, HVAC vents, grills, pipes, panels, weatherheads, wiring, and other similar mechanical, electrical, and telecommunication elements necessary for the normal operation of the building and site.

b.                     Installation, removal, or alterations of exterior light fixtures, exterior security lighting, and security system equipment.

c.                     Removal of trees more than 6 inches in diameter measured 4 1/2 feet above ground, identified as a hazard by an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist.

d.                     Signage other than signage excluded in subsections 2.A.2.e and 2.A.2.f of this ordinance.

e.                     Installation, removal, or alteration of improvements for security, safety, or accessibility compliance.

f.                     Installation, removal, or alteration of fire and life safety equipment.

g.                     Installation, removal, or alteration of artwork at the building exterior or site.

h.                     Changes to paint colors for any of the areas or features listed in subsection 1.B of this ordinance.

Section 3. Incentives. The following incentives are granted on the features or characteristics of the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse that were designated by the Board for preservation:

A.                     Uses not otherwise permitted in a zone may be authorized in a designated landmark by means of an administrative conditional use permit issued under SMC Title 23.

B.                     Exceptions to certain of the requirements of the Seattle Building Code, adopted by SMC Chapter 22.100, and the Seattle Energy Code, adopted by SMC Chapter 22.700, may be authorized according to the applicable provisions.

C.                     Special tax valuation for historic preservation may be available under chapter 84.26 RCW upon application and compliance with the requirements of that statute.

D.                     Reduction or waiver, under certain conditions, of minimum accessory off-street parking requirements for uses permitted in a designated landmark structure may be permitted under SMC Title 23.

Section 4. Enforcement of this ordinance and penalties for its violation are as provided in SMC 25.12.910.

Section 5. The Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse is added alphabetically to Section II, Buildings, of the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in SMC Chapter 25.32.

Section 6. The City Clerk is directed to record a certified copy of this ordinance with the King County Recorder’s Office, deliver two certified copies to the CHPO, and deliver one copy to the Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. The CHPO is directed to provide a certified copy of this ordinance to the Mount Baker Community Club Clubhouse’s owner.

Section 7. 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)