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Record No: CB 120133    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120133
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/9/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126413
Title: AN ORDINANCE granting Swedish Health Services permission to construct, maintain, and operate a pedestrian tunnel under and across Minor Avenue, south of Columbia Street and north of Cherry Street, for a 15-year term, renewable for one successive 15-year term; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; and providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – Swedish Minor Tunnel Area Map, 3. Summary Att B - Annual Fee Assessment Summary, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Swedish Presentation, 6. SDOT Letter, 7. Signed Ordinance 126413
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE granting Swedish Health Services permission to construct, maintain, and operate a pedestrian tunnel under and across Minor Avenue, south of Columbia Street and north of Cherry Street, for a 15-year term, renewable for one successive 15-year term; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; and providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions.
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WHEREAS, Swedish Health Services applied for permission to construct a pedestrian tunnel under and across Minor Avenue, south of Columbia Street and north of Cherry Street in the First Hill neighborhood ("pedestrian tunnel"); and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the pedestrian tunnel is to provide a connection for staff and visitors from the new building located on the block bounded by Columbia Street, Minor Avenue, Cherry Street, and Boren Avenue ("Block 95") to the Northwest Tower and main hospital for the transport of supplies, food, and waste; and
WHEREAS, the obligations of the ordinance remain in effect after the ordinance term expires until the encroachment is removed, or Swedish Health Services is relieved of the obligations by the Seattle Department of Transportation Director, or the Seattle City Council passes a new ordinance to renew the permission granted; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council adopted Resolution 31700 and conceptually approved the pedestrian tunnel, and Swedish Health Services has met the obligations described in this resolution; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of this ordinance is the culmination of the approval process for the pedestrian tunnel to legally occupy a portion of the public right-of-way, and the adopted ordinance is considered to be the permit; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Permission. Subject to the terms and conditions of this ordinance, the City of Seattle ("City") grants permission (also referred to in this ordi...

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