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Record No: Res 31906    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Full Council Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Finance and Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION declaring the premises located at 213 South Main Street, Seattle, Washington, commonly known as the Old Cannery Building, to be a neighborhood blight requiring acquisition by the City of Seattle in accordance with RCW 35.80A.010.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Determination of Blight Report, 2. Attachment B - Blight Identification Letter
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Letter from Deputy Mayor Moseley
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION declaring the premises located at 213 South Main Street, Seattle, Washington, commonly known as the Old Cannery Building, to be a neighborhood blight requiring acquisition by the City of Seattle in accordance with RCW 35.80A.010.
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WHEREAS, RCW 35.80A.010 authorizes a city to condemn property that "constitutes a blight on the surrounding neighborhood"; and
WHEREAS, RCW 35.80A.010 provides that property is a "blight on the surrounding neighborhood" if any two of the following factors exist: (1) a structure exists on the property that has not been lawfully occupied for a period of one year or more; (2) City executive authority determines that the property constitutes a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare; or (3) the structure has been associated with illegal drug activity during the previous 12 months; and
WHEREAS, the City conducted a blight assessment of a property located at 213 South Main Street, Old Cannery Building: Determination of Blight Report Under Chapter 35.80A RCW; and
WHEREAS, that assessment includes letters from the Fire Chief and Chief of Police related to the condition of the property; and
WHEREAS, the letter from Harold D. Scoggins, Fire Chief, dated June 5, 2019, confirms that the Seattle Fire Department has identified the Old Cannery Building as a derelict building that has been vacant for over two decades, and is in a condition of disrepair that is unsafe for fire department staff to enter in the event of fire or other emergencies; and
WHEREAS, the letter from Carmen Best, Chief of Police, dated June 7, 2019, confirms that the building presents a safety risk to the public and first responders due to the physical condition of the building; and that Seattle Police Department Officers are unable to enter the building in the event of an emergency or in response to criminal activity; and
WHEREAS, the letter from Carmen Best, Chief of Police, dated June 7, 2019, also c...

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