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Record No: CB 119700    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119700
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Passed at Full Council
Current Controlling Legislative Body Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Central Waterfront Project; authorizing a funding agreement and a future construction agreement between The City of Seattle and the Seattle Aquarium Society for a new aquarium facility to be known as the Ocean Pavilion; finding that the funding and construction agreements authorized by this ordinance meet the intent and purpose of the project development agreement and comprehensive funding plan described under Ordinance 125630; and amending Ordinance 125630 accordingly.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Ocean Pavilion Funding Agreement, 2. Att 1 Ex A - Ocean Pavilion Site Plan, 3. Att 1 Ex B - Ocean Pavilion Waterfront Related Elements, 4. Att 1 Ex C - Ocean Pavilion Project Budget, 5. Att 1 Ex D - Ocean Pavilion Fundraising Plan Summary, 6. Att 1 Ex E - Ocean Pavilion Anticipated Construction Timeline
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Council Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Central Waterfront Project; authorizing a funding agreement and a future construction agreement between The City of Seattle and the Seattle Aquarium Society for a new aquarium facility to be known as the Ocean Pavilion; finding that the funding and construction agreements authorized by this ordinance meet the intent and purpose of the project development agreement and comprehensive funding plan described under Ordinance 125630; and amending Ordinance 125630 accordingly.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") owns the Seattle Aquarium facility ("Aquarium"), located on Piers 59 and 60 along the Seattle Central Waterfront and recognizes the importance of the Aquarium for its national and regional standing for scientific research, marine conservation education, civic engagement, and tourism. The Seattle Aquarium Society (SEAS) has managed aspects of the Aquarium operations since the 1980s under a series of agreements with the City's Parks and Recreation Department (SPR), and SEAS assumed full management responsibility in 2010; and
WHEREAS, under SEAS, the Aquarium's mission is "inspiring conservation of our marine environment." It is a leader in the conservation research of sea otters, cephalopods, rock fish, and sixgill sharks, and it is the sea turtle rehabilitation facility for the region; and
WHEREAS, the Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the United States by attendance, and it is among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Since opening its doors, the Aquarium has hosted more than 27 million visitors, and has provided marine conservation education to more than two million school children. In 2018, the Aquarium hosted more than 850,000 visitors and provided 69,000 free tickets through more than 300 partner organizations; and
WHEREAS, each year, more than 1,200 adult and youth volunteers donate more than 100,000 s...

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