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Record No: CB 120149    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120149
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/4/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126452
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending maximum size of use limits and minimum parking requirements for indoor sports and recreation uses; amending Sections 23.50.027 and 23.54.015 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Director's Report, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation (9/22/21)
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending maximum size of use limits and minimum parking requirements for indoor sports and recreation uses; amending Sections 23.50.027 and 23.54.015 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, indoor sports and recreation facilities are venues that provide opportunities to community members for recreation, health, and community-building, and can support the space needs of organizations that provide a cultural value to Seattle; and
WHEREAS, Comprehensive Plan policies for Manufacturing Industrial Centers (MIC) seek to encourage economic activity and development in Seattle's industrial areas by supporting the retention and expansion of existing industrial businesses and by providing opportunities for the creation of new businesses consistent with the character of industrial areas; and
WHEREAS, indoor sports and recreation facilities have characteristics that allow them to be relatively compatible with an industrial context compared to uses such as housing and customer-serving retail; and
WHEREAS, limiting criteria are an integrated part of this legislation and would limit the potential location of indoor sports and recreation facilities exceeding 10,000 square feet to areas with lower potential to disrupt industrial uses and would limit the potential number of such facilities; and
WHEREAS, indoor sports and recreation facilities are differentiated from spectator sports facilities that would draw crowds, and no change to existing regulations concerning spectator sports facilities in industrially-zoned areas is proposed; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 23.50.027 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124172, is amended as follows:
23.50.027 Maximum size of nonindustrial use
A. Applicability
1. Except as otherwise provided in this Section 23.50...

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