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Record No: CB 119989    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119989
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/8/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126281
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Your Voice, Your Choice program; authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to acquire, accept, and record, on behalf of The City of Seattle, an easement for street purposes from Seattle School District No. 1, a municipal corporation of the State of Washington, situated in a portion of the Tract described as "Reserve" in the Plat of S.P. Dixon's Green Lake Acre Tracts; designating the easement for street purposes; placing the real property rights under the jurisdiction of SDOT; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att A - Recorded Easement for Street Purposes granted by Seattle School District No. 1
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex 1 - Vicinity Map, 3. Summary Ex 2 - Project Area, 4. Presentation, 5. Signed Ordinance 126281, 6. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Your Voice, Your Choice program; authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to acquire, accept, and record, on behalf of The City of Seattle, an easement for street purposes from Seattle School District No. 1, a municipal corporation of the State of Washington, situated in a portion of the Tract described as “Reserve” in the Plat of S.P. Dixon’s Green Lake Acre Tracts; designating the easement for street purposes; placing the real property rights under the jurisdiction of SDOT; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

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WHEREAS, Hazel Wolf K-8 STEM School (“School”), together with neighbor residents, submitted an application for The City of Seattle’s Your Voice, Your Choice program (“Program”) to upgrade the intersection of Pinehurst Way Northeast and Northeast 117th Street (“Intersection”) to enhance safety and mobility while improving access to the School; and

WHEREAS, The City of Seattle (“City”) studied traffic data at the Intersection which demonstrated that a collision pattern existed that could be resolved through a redesign of the Intersection; and

WHEREAS, the City prioritizes resource allocation for high-collision locations to improve such conditions as soon as possible and as a result, the application was subsequently accepted by the City to provide funding from the Program to redesign the Intersection; and

WHEREAS, design improvements for the Intersection consist of new traffic signals, reconfiguration of the Intersection layout, installation of marked crosswalks and medians to provide safe and comfortable crossings, implementation of turning movement restrictions to reduce congestion and potential conflicts, construction of a new block of sidewalk on the south side of Northeast 117th Street between Roosevelt Way Northeast and 12th Avenue Northeast to improve walking routes to the School, and the creation of a new connection for the future Pinehurst Neighborhood Greenway and the future Northgate Link Light Rail Station (“Improvements”); and

WHEREAS, the Improvements will benefit all travel modes, improve traffic flow, reduce the number of collisions, improve mobility, and provide a safer and more convenient walking and biking experience through and along the Intersection and access to the School; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Easement for Street Purposes, dated July 22, 2020, granted by Seattle School District No. 1, a municipal corporation of the State of Washington, recorded under King County Recording Number 20200722001504 (“Easement”) and attached as Attachment 1 to this ordinance, granting to The City of Seattle an easement for street purposes, over, under, upon, and across property legally described and depicted in Exhibit A of Attachment 1 to this ordinance is accepted.

Section 2. The Easement is designated for street purposes and placed under the jurisdiction of the Seattle Department of Transportation. 

Section 3. Funding for the Your Voice, Your Choice program, including the property acquisitions, comes from the Real Estate Excise Tax and street vacation fees.

Section 4. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken prior to its effective date is ratified and confirmed.

Section 5. 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 _________________________, 2021, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2021.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved / returned unsigned / vetoed this ________ day of _________________, 2021.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2021.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

Attachments:

Attachment A - Recorded Easement for Street Purposes granted by Seattle School District No. 1