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Record No: CB 119330    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119330
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/13/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125650
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Pike Place Market Historical District; amending Chapter 25.24 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adopt an interim boundary expansion for the Pike Place Market Historical District.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant, Sally Bagshaw
Attachments: 1. Ex A - Interim Pike Place Market Historical District Boundaries with Study Area v2, 2. Ex A - Interim Pike Place Market Historical District Boundaries with Study Area v1
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Proposed Amendment 1, 4. Proposed Amendment 2, 5. Proposed Sustitute (added; 8/14/18), 6. Signed Ordinance 125650

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Pike Place Market Historical District; amending Chapter 25.24 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adopt an interim boundary expansion for the Pike Place Market Historical District.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The City Council makes the following legislative findings of fact and declarations:

A. The Pike Place Market Historical District (District) was created in 1971 through a Citizens’ Initiative.

B. The boundaries of the District have been amended twice since it was created: (1) in 1986 through Ordinance 113199 and (2) in 1989 through Ordinance 114863.

C.  The City’s Historic Resources Survey identifies multiple structures in the vicinity of the District that may be eligible as landmarks but are not currently designated as landmarks.

D.  Recent development activity adjacent to the District has put potentially eligible landmarks at risk of demolition or alteration before the protections of the district may be applied, thus constituting an emergency pursuant to WAC 197-11-880.

E.  The Showbox Theater is a significant cultural resource to Seattle and the region with a history connecting it to the adjacent Pike Place Market;

F. The loss of the Showbox Theater would erode the historical and cultural value of the Pike Place Market neighborhood;

G. Adopting a boundary expansion on an interim basis will allow the City to consider whether and to what extent to expand the boundaries of the District to include the Showbox Theater.

H.  The Council finds that the Pike Place Market Historical District ordinance is a development regulation that is not subject to referenda and that the Council has the authority to provide for the immediate effectiveness of this amendment to that ordinance.

Section 2. Section 25.24.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 114863, is amended as follows:

25.24.020 Historical District designated.

There is created a Pike Place Market Historical District (hereafter called "Historical District") whose physical boundaries are illustrated on a map attached as Exhibit "A" to Ordinance 100475 which is codified at the end of this chapter. These boundaries include an interim expansion that encompasses a Study Area, which will be considered for a future permanent expansion. 

Section 3.  Exhibit A of Ordinance 100475, last amended by Ordinance 114863, is amended and redrawn to expand the boundaries of the Pike Place Market Historical District to include an interim Study Area, as shown on Exhibit A to this ordinance.

Section 4. Under RCW 36.70A.390, the Council approves the following work plan for the development of regulations to address the issues in this ordinance and directs the Department of Neighborhoods to transmit proposed legislation to the Council by June 2019.

Review the historic significance of the Showbox theater, study the relationship between the Showbox theater and the Pike Place Market, consider amendments to the Pike Place Market Historical District Design Guidelines related to the Showbox theater, draft legislation, conduct outreach to stakeholders, and conduct State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review on permanent expansion of the Historical District, as appropriate

August 2018 - April 2019

Publish SEPA threshold determination if necessary

March 2019

Mayor transmits legislation to Council

May 2019

Council deliberations on proposed expansion of the Historical District

June 2019

Permanent district expansion effective

July 2019

 

Section 5. Sunset provision.  Sections 2 and 3 of this ordinance shall expire on the earlier of: (a) ten months from the effective date of this ordinance or (b) the date an ordinance establishing the boundaries of a permanent expansion becomes effective.

 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2018, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2018.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

 

Exhibits:

Exhibit A - Interim Pike Place Market Historical District Boundaries with Study Area