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Record No: CB 120114    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120114
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/12/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126389
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Office of Housing; authorizing the acquisition of two parcels in South Park for the purpose of development of affordable housing and community ground floor space; placing the property under the jurisdiction of the Office of Housing; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att 1 – Property Map, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 126389, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Office of Housing; authorizing the acquisition of two parcels in South Park for the purpose of development of affordable housing and community ground floor space; placing the property under the jurisdiction of the Office of Housing; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle created the place-based and interdepartmental Duwamish Valley Program in 2016 to engage Duwamish Valley residents in identifying their priorities to advance environmental justice and equitable development; and
WHEREAS, the Duwamish Valley Action Plan (2018) identified six racial equity outcomes, strategies, and actions that reflected community priorities, including investing City resources to preserve existing and increase access to affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, the median household income in South Park in 2018 was $34,605; 55 percent of South Park residents are renters; and almost 55 percent of those are "rent-burdened," which is defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as spending more than 30 percent of income on housing; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Housing has been working to achieve the goals of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, including pursuing opportunities for permanent affordable housing for low-income households in the Duwamish Valley; and
WHEREAS the Office of Housing has entered into purchase and sale agreements to acquire two real property parcels at the intersection of 14th Avenue S and S Henderson Street in South Park, at a combined purchase price of $3,650,000, contingent upon City Council ordinance authorization; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Housing expects to engage community stakeholders to inform a future vision for the redevelopment of the two parcels for affordable housing and related community uses; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Housing expects to release a Request for Proposals for the redevelop...

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