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Record No: CB 119881    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119881
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/21/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126170
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to renovating KeyArena at the Seattle Center; authorizing the Mayor or the Mayor's designees to execute an Agreement with Seattle Arena Company, LLC, to establish roles and responsibilities for coordinating the design and constructing the transit-only lanes on Queen Anne Avenue North and 1st Avenue North, a transit queue jump at 1st Avenue North and Republican Street, design upgrades for the Protected Bicycle Lanes, and additional improvements to Thomas Street.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 – KeyArena Transit Improvements Memorandum of Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Signed Ordinance 126170
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to renovating KeyArena at the Seattle Center; authorizing the Mayor or the Mayor's designees to execute an Agreement with Seattle Arena Company, LLC, to establish roles and responsibilities for coordinating the design and constructing the transit-only lanes on Queen Anne Avenue North and 1st Avenue North, a transit queue jump at 1st Avenue North and Republican Street, design upgrades for the Protected Bicycle Lanes, and additional improvements to Thomas Street.

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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle and Oak View Group, LLC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on December 4, 2017, and passed by the Seattle City Council by Ordinance 125480 on December 4, 2017, regarding redeveloping KeyArena; and the Seattle City Council passed Ordinance 125669 on September 24, 2018, authorizing the Mayor of Seattle to execute Agreements with Seattle Arena Company, LLC ("ArenaCo") for renovating and leasing KeyArena; and
WHEREAS, under the land use code, ArenaCo is required to install improvements for people walking and biking along Queen Anne Avenue North and 1st Avenue North; and
WHEREAS, the Master Use Permit requires ArenaCo to provide a proportional payment of $594,000 to the City for transit-related speed and reliability improvements ("Transit Improvements") in the same area; and
WHEREAS, as a condition of ArenaCo's Master Use Permit for the Arena Project, the Transit Improvements must be completed before the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections issues a Certificate of Occupancy to ArenaCo; and
WHEREAS, other improvements related to the project that ArenaCo will install for the Seattle Department of Transportation when the Transit Improvements are installed allow for project efficiencies that include: design upgrades along Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave N, and improvements on Thomas St between 1st Ave N and Queen Anne Ave N (the "Additional Improvements"); ...

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