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Record No: CB 120312    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120312
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 1/10/2023
Ordinance No: Ord 126749
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to historic preservation; imposing controls upon the Seattle-First National Bank Building, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Tammy J. Morales
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - Vicinity Map of Seattle-First National Bank, 3. Landmarks Preservation Board Report, 4. Photos, 5. Central Staff Memo, 6. Presentation, 7. Proposed Substitute, 8. Proposed Amendment B2, 9. Proposed Amendment B, 10. Proposed Amendment C (added; 1/10/23)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to historic preservation; imposing controls upon the Seattle-First National Bank Building, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance, Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC), establishes a procedure for the designation and preservation of sites, improvements, and objects having historical, cultural, architectural, engineering, or geographic significance; and
WHEREAS, the Landmarks Preservation Board ("Board"), after a public meeting on September 20, 2006, voted to approve the nomination of the improvement located at 566 Denny Way and the site on which the improvement is located (which are collectively referred to as the "Seattle-First National Bank Building") for designation as a landmark under SMC Chapter 25.12; and
WHEREAS, after a public meeting on November 1, 2006, the Board voted to approve the designation of the Seattle-First National Bank Building ("Building") under SMC Chapter 25.12; and
WHEREAS, on November 17, 2021, the Board and the Seattle-First National Bank Building's owner agreed to controls and incentives to be applied to specific features or characteristics of the designated landmark; and
WHEREAS, the Board recommended that the City Council enact a designating ordinance approving the controls and incentives;
WHEREAS, since the original designation of the Building, the Uptown Urban Center has been rezoned, and the area that the Building is located in has been rezoned to allow significantly larger buildings, including residential development; and
WHEREAS, the Uptown Urban Center rezone included a specific objective to "Retain landmarks and other historic buildings by allowing transfer of development rights in e...

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