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Record No: CB 119566    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119566
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/22/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125867
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Broad Street; transferring jurisdiction over the portion of Broad Street between Thomas Street and Taylor Avenue North from the Seattle Department of Transportation to the Seattle Center Department for purposes of constructing, operating, and maintaining a public skate plaza.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell, Debora Juarez
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - Map of Site, 3. Summary Ex B - Summary of Public Outreach, 4. Skate Plaza Site Transfer Presentation, 5. Signed Ordinance 125867
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to Broad Street; transferring jurisdiction over the portion of Broad Street between Thomas Street and Taylor Avenue North from the Seattle Department of Transportation to the Seattle Center Department for purposes of constructing, operating, and maintaining a public skate plaza.
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WHEREAS, in September 2018 the City Council passed Ordinance 125669, authorizing renovation of KeyArena into a world-class, multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena at Seattle Center, understanding that the existing skatepark would be among the facilities that would be demolished as part of the proposed renovation; and
WHEREAS, the August 2018 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Seattle Center Arena Renovation Project identified that demolishing the Seattle Center skatepark would be a significant environmental impact, unless the facility were replaced in or near the Uptown urban center; and
WHEREAS, funding was included in the 2019 Adopted and 2020 Endorsed Budget to relocate and replace the Seattle Center skatepark on a portion of the Broad Street right-of-way, subject to a transfer of jurisdiction to allow for the site's long-term use as a skate plaza; and
WHEREAS, in 2014 the portion of Broad Street proposed for the skate plaza project was permanently closed to vehicular traffic as part of the Mercer Corridor Project West Phase, and it is not currently required for vehicular transportation purposes; and
WHEREAS, the nonprofit organization Skate Like A Girl has been a resident organization of Seattle Center since 2009 and has been a successful partner with The City of Seattle in providing year-round programming to activate the Seattle Center skatepark with recreational opportunities inclusive of youth; and
WHEREAS, the transfer of jurisdiction of a portion of Broad Street for constructing, operating, and maintaining a public skate plaza, subject to the conditions...

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