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Record No: CB 119846    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119846
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/17/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126136
Title: AN ORDINANCE granting SMRE Marketside LLC permission to maintain and operate a pedestrian skybridge over and across Post Alley at the north margin of Union Street for a fifteen-year term, renewable for one successive fifteen-year term; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – SMRE Marketside LLC Skybridge Area Map, 3. Summary Att B – SMRE Marketside Skybridge Photo, 4. Summary Att C - SMRE Marketside Skybridge Fee Assessment, 5. Central Staff Memo, 6. Signed Ordinance 126136, 7. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE granting SMRE Marketside LLC permission to maintain and operate a pedestrian skybridge over and across Post Alley at the north margin of Union Street for a fifteen-year term, renewable for one successive fifteen-year term; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, by Ordinance 113517, the City of Seattle ("City") granted permission to Harbor Development Company to construct, maintain, and operate a pedestrian skybridge over and across Post Alley at the north margin of Union Street; and
WHEREAS, the permission authorized by Ordinance 113517 was amended by Ordinance 118909, and the permission ended on August 8, 2017; and
WHEREAS, ownership of the pedestrian skybridge was transferred from Harbor Development Company to SMRE Marketside LLC on July 31, 2012; and
WHEREAS, SMRE Marketside LLC has applied for permission to maintain and operate a pedestrian skybridge over and across Post Alley at the north margin of Union Street; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Design Commission recommended approval of the existing pedestrian skybridge and public benefit mitigation elements, including: additional street improvements at the intersection of Western Avenue and Union Street, such as new paving, landscaping, bench/traffic barrier on the west side of Western Avenue, four new Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliant ramps, and two marked pedestrian crossings; six additional signs indicating the routes and availability of the public access elevators; upgrading the "Post Alley" sign and increased wattage of lights along Post Alley; and installing a historic marker on Marketside Flats celebrating its history as a United States Immigration Center and Longshoreman/Cannery union headquarters; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of this ordinance is the culmination...

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