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Record No: Res 31786    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Returned to Clerk
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 12/15/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION calling for the issuance of a combined Request for Proposals (RFP) for the disposition of 800 Mercer Street and 620 Aurora Avenue N where that disposition would address neighborhood interests, creating opportunities for all City residents to take advantage of South Lake Union as a "neighborhood of opportunity."
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – SLU Map of City-Owned Property, 3. Summary Att B – Mercer Mega Block (Teardrop) Property Disposition Process Chart, 4. Presentation, 5. Central Staff Memo
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION calling for the issuance of a combined Request for Proposals (RFP) for the disposition of 800 Mercer Street and 620 Aurora Avenue N where that disposition would address neighborhood interests, creating opportunities for all City residents to take advantage of South Lake Union as a "neighborhood of opportunity."
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WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Transportation is requesting vacation of the Broad Street right-of-way between Dexter Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North and any remaining Eighth Avenue North right-of-way between Mercer and Roy streets across the Broad Street right-of-way; and
WHEREAS, this Broad Street right-of-way, together with the abutting property, is no longer needed, or used, for transportation purposes because of changes to the transportation network constructed under the Mercer Corridor Project; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council's interest in the 800 Mercer Street ("Teardrop") site and nearby sites grew out of an effort to use City assets in South Lake Union (SLU) to create opportunities for all City residents to take advantage of SLU as a "neighborhood of opportunity"; and
WHEREAS, Council has adopted three Green Sheets (GS) relative to these sites: 14-1-A-1 (2014), 90-3-A-1 (2016), and 90-3-A-2 (2016); and
WHEREAS, the Mayor's Office responded to GS 14-1-A-1 (2014) in a report to the City Council on July 31, 2015, outlining opportunities identified by various City departments for programs that could operate in South Lake Union; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor's Office responded to GS 90-3-A-1 (2016) and 90-3-A-2 (2016) in a briefing to the Sustainability and Transportation Committee on May 31, 2016, with recommendations supported by the Sustainability and Transportation Committee; and
WHEREAS, those recommendations included marketing 800 Mercer Street and 620 Aurora Avenue N together as part of a joint Request for Proposals (RFP); engaging a consultant to assist the City in...

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