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Record No: CB 119827    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119827
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/14/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126167
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Chapter 23.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code at page 208 of the Official Land Use Map to rezone land in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Rainier Beach Rezone Map, 2. Att 1 – Rezone Map – S. Cloverdale St. Area, 3. Att 2 – Rezone Map – S. Rose St. Area
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Director’s Report, 3. Central Staff Memo (including proposed Substitute), 4. Presentation (8/12/20), 5. OPCD Memo (8/28/20), 6. Signed Ordinance 126167
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Chapter 23.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code at page 208 of the Official Land Use Map to rezone land in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.
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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 global pandemic is having disproportionate health impacts on communities of color as evidenced by a relatively higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths among communities of color; and
WHEREAS, the economic impacts of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately impacted persons in lower-wage occupations and sectors that are disproportionately held by persons of color; and
WHEREAS, the Rainier Beach neighborhood is among the neighborhoods in Seattle with the highest percentage share of non-white households; and
WHEREAS, the Rainier Beach neighborhood is among the neighborhoods in Seattle with the highest relative risk of displacement according to the Growth and Equity Analysis contained in Seattle's Comprehensive Plan; and
WHEREAS, expanding the amount of community-based rent- and income-restricted affordable housing is a support that has potential to benefit community members at risk of displacement; and
WHEREAS, social service uses including housing services, food centers, community health centers and similar uses are direct supports with potential to benefit community members facing economic hardship; and
WHEREAS, the land affected by this rezone has high potential to be used for social services uses and rent- and income-restrict affordable housing due to its proximity to other similar uses and its ownership by community-based institutions and non-profit housing providers; and
WHEREAS, this ordinance would increase development capacity for housing and social services and increase Mandatory Housing Affordability requirements on a group of parcels that are currently lightly used or vacant in the Rainier Beach area of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, th...

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