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Record No: CB 120163    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120163
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/20/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126444
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to City of Seattle right-of-way along the Central Waterfront; designating portions of Alaskan Way, Elliot Way, Railroad Way, and Union Street as park boulevards; repealing Ordinance 102696; authorizing the transfer of jurisdiction over portions of those right-of-way from the Seattle Department of Transportation to the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation; and amending Appendices I and to II to Ordinance 117569 and Title 15 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and Section 11.16.125 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Ex 1 - Waterfront Park Boulevards Boundaries Map, 2. Ex 2 - Illustration of Authorization for Waterfront Park Boulevards
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Waterfront Park Boulevards Boundaries Map, 3. Summary Att B - RSJI Racial Equity Toolkit Assessment Memo, 4. Presentation, 5. Signed Ordinance 126444, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to City of Seattle right-of-way along the Central Waterfront; designating portions of Alaskan Way, Elliot Way, Railroad Way, and Union Street as park boulevards; repealing Ordinance 102696; authorizing the transfer of jurisdiction over portions of those right-of-way from the Seattle Department of Transportation to the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation; and amending Appendices I and to II to Ordinance 117569 and Title 15 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and Section 11.16.125 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle has been planning for changes to the Central Waterfront resulting from the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project and the Elliot Bay Seawall Replacement Project for nearly two decades; and
WHEREAS, in January 2011, Council adopted Resolution 31264, creating the Central Waterfront Committee (CWC) to oversee development of the waterfront conceptual design and framework plan, ensuring robust and innovative public engagement, identifying public and private funding sources, and establishing the foundation for a lasting civic partnership; and
WHEREAS, in that same resolution, the Council directed the implementation of the Central Waterfront Initiative according to the Central Waterfront Guiding Principles; and
WHEREAS, in that same resolution, the Council directed the implementation of the Central Waterfront Improvements to, among other things, engage the entire city, remain focused on public uses and activities that attract people from all walks of life, and provide a "waterfront for all," as articulated in the Central Waterfront Guiding Principles; and
WHEREAS, two of the key features of the new Central Waterfront include a pedestrian promenade traveling adjacent to the piers and Elliot Bay (the "Waterfront Promenade") and a pedestrian connection between the Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium (the "Overlook Walk"...

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