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Record No: Res 31754    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 8/2/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Chinatown/International District; identifying actions of the City and its partners that hold promise to enhance cultural identity and economic vitality, recognize history, and promote equitable development.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Attachments: 1. Resolution 31754 v1
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Substitute (added; 7/31/17), 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Presentation (07/18/17), 4. Signed Resn_31754, 5. Affidavit of Publication
Related files: Inf 871, CB 118959
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the Chinatown/International District; identifying actions of the City and its partners that hold promise to enhance cultural identity and economic vitality, recognize history, and promote equitable development.
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WHEREAS, the area known as Chinatown/International District (C/ID) includes the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 102455, passed by the City Council ("Council") on August 13, 1973, established the International Special Review District in the C/ID to preserve the District's unique Asian-American character and to encourage rehabilitation of areas for housing and pedestrian-oriented businesses; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Chinatown National Register Historic District, established in 1986, is located within the International Special Review District; and
WHEREAS, the City established the current boundaries of the C/ID in 1998 by Ordinance 119297, resulting from the collaboration by the people of the three distinct neighborhoods on the Chinatown/International District Strategic Plan submitted to the Council in December 1998; and
WHEREAS, the City has long benefited from the unique and significant contributions of the people, organizations, and businesses of the C/ID to our shared economic vitality and civic life; and
WHEREAS, the C/ID community has persevered despite the effects of racist and inequitable national and local laws and unfair housing practices since the early days of the City; and
WHEREAS, several major public projects have significantly impacted the physical development of the C/ID, including the construction of Interstate 5 through the C/ID, the construction and demolition of the Kingdome, and the construction of two new stadia; and
WHEREAS, the City and the community began the planning effort known as Livable South Downtown in 2003, leading to recommendations in 2009 for changes to zoning in South Downtown neighborhoods...

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