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Record No: CB 120266    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120266
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/15/2022
Ordinance No: Ord 126548
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Sections 23.47A.012 and 23.47A.013 of the Seattle Municipal Code to allow for transfer of development potential or transfer of development rights in the NC3-200 and the NC3P-200 zones.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Director's Report, 3. Central Staff Memo, 4. Presentation (2/23/22), 5. Signed Ordinance 126548, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Sections 23.47A.012 and 23.47A.013 of the Seattle Municipal Code to allow for transfer of development potential or transfer of development rights in the NC3-200 and the NC3P-200 zones.
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WHEREAS, Seattle provides incentives for preservation of designated Landmarks by allowing transfer of development rights or transfer of development potential from designated Landmarks Downtown, in Uptown, in the University District and various zones throughout the City; and
WHEREAS, transfer of development rights and transfer of development potential is an important tool to provide financing to ensure ongoing rehabilitation and maintenance of designated Landmarks; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Municipal Code does not afford designated Landmarks, such as the Sorrento Hotel, in the NC3-200 and NC3P-200 zones the ability to transfer development rights or development potential; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 23.47A.012 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 126157, is amended as follows:
23.47A.012 Structure height
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F. Additional height in NC3-200 and NC3P-200 zoned areas in the First Hill/Capitol Hill Urban Center32
In the NC3-200 and NC3P-200 zones in the First Hill/Capitol Hill Urban Center, additional height above the otherwise applicable height limit of 200 feet may be permitted to accommodate floor area achieved through the provisions of subsection 23.47A.013.F and Section 23.58A.042 if the development meets the following requirements:
1. The development does not exceed 350 feet in height, except that rooftop features may exceed 350 feet in height if they comply with subsection 23.47A.012.C.
2. Only extra floor area achieved through subsection 23.47A.013.F may be located above 200 feet.
Section 2. Section 23.47A.013 of the ...

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