Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee 4/17/19


>>>GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. IT IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 , AT 9:30 3 AM. WELCOME TO THE PLANNING, LAND USE, AND ZONING COMMITTEE. MY NAME IS VICE CHAIR O’BRIEN. I AM THE VICE CHAIR THIS COMMITTEE BUT ACTING AS CHAIR TODAY IN THE ABSENCE OF CHAIR JOHNSON. ON OUR AGENDA TODAY WE HAVE THREE ITEMS. WE WILL FIRST HAVE A CAR CONSIDER A RESOLUTION WE MAY VOTE ON RECOGNIZING THE WORK ON THE NORTH VILLAGE ACTION PLAN. THE SECOND IS A JUDICIAL MATTER WHICH WILL BE A REPENT OF AND APPROVAL GRANTED LAST YEAR TO A PROJECT. FINALLY WE WILL HERE AND ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAUNDERING AND INSPECTING VACANT BUILDINGS AND AMENDING OUR CODE FOR THAT. JOIN ME ARE MY COLLEAGUES, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND TRAN NINE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. JUST A QUICK REMINDER TO FOLKS THAT AGENDA NUMBER TWO IS A QUASIJUDICIAL ITEM SO WE WILL NOT BE TAKING ANY PUBLIC COMMENT ON THAT TODAY. WE WILL HAVE A PROCEEDING WHEN WE GET THAT ITEM AND THE APPELLANT’S AND I FORGET THE LITTLE TERM OF THE OTHER SIDE THE APPELLANT’S AND THAT DEFENDANTS I GUESS OR THE APPLICANTS MAYBE, WILL EACH HAVE TIME TO PRESENT PART OF THEIR CASE. BUT ANYONE ELSE DURING PUBLIC COMMENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TESTIFY. WE HAVE FOUR FOLKS SIGNED UP FOR COMMENTS WE WILL DO THAT. YOU WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES TO COMMENT. >>GOOD AFTERNOON. I KNOW IT’S NOT MONDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:00 BUT HOWEVER I FOUND OUT WHEN I TOOK THE PEOPLE’S ACADEMY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THAT IN ORDER TO GET FREE LAND THAT WAS RECENTLY ENACTED STATEWIDE FROM GOVERNMENTS, THEIR SURPLUS LAND, THAT WE WORKED WITH THE LAND-USE, BECAUSE THAT CORRECT? >>SURPLUS LAND FOR TRANSPORTATION LIKE SOUND TRANSIT? >>NO COUGH OR HOUSING. WITH THE STIPULATION THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE HOUSING. THAT SURPLUS FOUND. IS THAT CORRECT? >>I BELIEVE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT STATE LEGISLATION THAT IS REQUIRING SOUND TRANSIT WHEN THEY DISPOSE OF SURPLUS LAND TO DO THAT IN A WAY THAT SUPPORTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING. >>ALMOST ACCORDING TO STATE LAW, ALL PRINCIPALITIES STATEWIDE. THEIR SURPLUS LAND THEY HAVE THE OPTION TO DONATING IT TO A NONPROFIT TO SUPPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING. >>OUR UTILITIES CAN DO THAT TOO. >>IS THAT THE RIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE? I WANT TO SET UP MEETINGS. >>THAT WOULD BE A LOT OF WORK FOR A PROJECT TO BE DONE BEFORE IT WOULD COME TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE TO APPROVE IT BUT IT’S NOT A PLACE WHERE HE WOULD SIMPLY GRANT LAND. >>NOT GRANTED BUT COULD WE START A CONVERSATION WITH THIS COMMITTEE? >>PROBABLY WITH THE EXECUTIVE STAFF TO DO THAT BUT WE CAN HELP CONNECT YOU TO THE DEPARTMENT IF YOU HAVE LAND YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED. >>WE WANT TO START THE CONVERSATION BECAUSE WE QUALIFY . >>I WOULD SUGGEST WORKING WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING WOULD PROBABLY BE THE BEST PLACE TO START. >>I HAD INCORRECT INFORMATION. ALSO ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THREE ABOUT MONITORING INSPECTING VACANT BUILDINGS? THE CITY KNOWS THERE ARE NOT VACANT BUILDINGS THAT ARE NOT BEING MINTAINED? >>THEY HAD BEEN PORTED OFF SO PEOPLE WILL NOT INHABIT THEM. WE’LL GET INTO THE DISCUSSION WHEN WE GET THERE. >>SO WE CAN’T CONNECT THAT SOMEHOW TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING? THAT’S WHAT I WANTED. I AM AT THE WRONG SUBCOMMITTEE. >>THANK YOU, M. >>MY NAME IS ALEX ZIMMERMAN. I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT ITEM NUMBER ONE. FOR 10 YEARS I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS. EVERY DECISION IS SUPPOSED TO BE MADE BY LOCAL PEOPLE. THESE LOCAL PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO CONTROL EVERY TERRITORY OF WHAT IS BUILT HERE. ONLY COME TO THIS PLACE FOR APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL BUT THAT’S A DIFFERENT STORY. WE DON’T HAVE THIS. WE DON’T HAVE SENSE BECAUSE WE LOSE EVERYTHING FOR THE LAST MANY YEARS. I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR 10 YEARS. WHY CAN’T WE NOT UNDERSTAND A VERY SIMPLE POINT. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THIS DISTRICT, IN THIS LOCATION KNOW BETTER WHAT IS FOR THEM THAN YOU. YOU BELONG TO A SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC MAFIA. BY DEFINITION YOU ARE A CRIMINAL. BUT THIS IS ANOTHER POINT THAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT 100 TIMES. WITHOUT EVERY DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT SUPPOSED TO BE REPORTING TO THE PEOPLE EVERY MONTH THEY JOKE. IT’S NORMAL. I AM TALKING ABOUT THIS 100 TIMES AND NOBODY LISTENS TO ME. NO ONE LIKE THIS CROOK LISTENS. IT IS VERY SIMPLE BUSINESS PRINCIPLE. YOU HAVE COMMUNITY DECISIO, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS? ARE YOU IDIOTS? YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. IT IS A SIMPLE BUSINESS AND SPOKE IT IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS. IT’S GOOD FOR PEOPLE. IT’S GOOD FOR THE CITY. SO NOW I SPEAK TO YOU. CLEANSE THIS DIRTY CHAMBER FROM THIS . >>MICHAEL, YOU ARE NEXT. >>GOOD MORNING. FORMER CHAIR OF THE NORTHRIDGE IT CHAND. YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM SOME OF MY YELLOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS I AM HERE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION. I CAN’T BELIEVE WE ARE HERE. IT HAS BEEN YEARS TO TRY TO GET TO THIS POINT. I AM HAPPY TO RECOGNIZE THE WORK AND SUPPORT WE GOT FROM THE CITY. WE LOBBIED FOR QUITE A LONG TIME TO DO MORE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING IN NORTH DELRIDGE . WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT A VERY DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH A LOT OF IMMIGRANTS AND A LOT OF MULTI- GENERATION PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE BEFORE YOU GOT THERE. WE WANTED TO BE UP TO SHAPE WHAT THAT CHANGE WOULD LOOK LIKE. AS MY LOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE KEY PRESENTED TO YOU, WITH THE HELP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, DCI, AND OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS, WE DID A YEOMAN’S EFFORT GETTING ALL SORTS OF FOLKS FROM EVERY ASPECT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, IN DIFFERENT VENUES, WHATEVER WAS NECESSARY TO GET AS MANY COMMENTS AND OPINIONS AND FIND OUT HOW PEOPLE LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, HOW THEY GET AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WHAT THEY LOVE AND WHAT WE ARE MISSING AND WHAT WE NEED TO BRING THEIR. WE ARE HOPING THAT YOUR RESOLUTION AND SUPPORT OF THIS ACTION PLAN WILL HELP US CONTINUE THAT PLANNING AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN THE FUTURE. YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU MICHAEL. THANKS FOR YOURS AND THE COMMUNITIES WORK. I KNOW DOING THAT TYPE OF PLANNING CAN BE, REQUIRE A LOT OF PERSISTENCE AND I APPRECIATE THAT. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE PRESENTATION TODAY. >>HOW GREEN YOU ARE NOT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE TREE ORDINANCE. REMEMBER THAT? IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THE LAST TREE FALLS OR ARE WE GOING TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE THAT? IT HAS BEEN OVER A DECADE SINCE WE HAVE HAD ANYTHING THAT MENTIONED ANYTHING. SEATTLE DOES PROCLAIM IT TO BE A GREEN CITY SO LET’S GET SOME ACTION. LET’S SAY THE HERITAGE TREES. LET’S SAY THOSE VERY BIG TREES THAT A VERY GOOD JOB OF CLEANING UP THE AIR AND PROVIDE SHADE I MIGHT ADD IN A LOT OF CASES. AND ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO AN ATMOSPHERE THAT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT MORE HUMAN THAN JUST STEEL AND CONCRETE WHICH I GUESS IS PROBABLY YOUR FAVORITE MEDIUM AT THIS POINT. IT IS PROBABLY NOT SURPRISING WHEN WE LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED WITH NHA BECAUSE WE WILL RAISE THE COST BECAUSE WE HAVE PLENTY OF HOUSING IN THE CITY, THE PROBLEM IS WE HAVE A SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. IN 5-20+ YEARS MUCH OF THIS HOUSING WILL BECOME MORE AFFORDABLE AND THAT GADO WHICH I FIND IS THE BIGGEST REACH OF THIS, BECAUSE WE WON’T REQUIRE THE HAS A DEGREE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE YOU ARE RACING FOR THE HOUSE HE. THE A FORMAL HOUSING RIGHT NOW IS THE MOST LIKELY TO GO DOWN BECAUSE IT IS WHERE YOU CAN MAKE THE MOST MONEY. WE ALL KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH THE CITY IS OVER ZONED AND WOULDN’T HAVE TO RAISE ZONING TO ACCEPT A LOT MORE PEOPLE, THIS IS DONE TO INCREASE THE MARGINS OF THE DEVELOPERS BECAUSE THEY NEED THE MONEY. WE SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THE ZONING CODE AND ACTUALLY ENFORCE IT. ARE HAVING TOO MUCH OF THIS GEEWHIZ ZONING THAT HAPPENS BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAS A BEAUTIFUL IDEA. >>IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE AGENDAS NUMBER ONE OR THREE TODAY? PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR THE RECORD. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMAN. MY NAME IS RUDY AND I LIVE IN CROWN HILL. I JUST MET WITH THE MAYOR UPSTAIRS ABOUT A SOBER UNIT FOR NORTH SEATTLE. I WOULD LIKE TO PASS THIS ON TO YOU IN GUARDS TO OUR ISSUES OF CONCERN REGARDING INCREASED STREET CRIME. I DON’T NEED TO GO ANY FARTHER. WHAT ARE THE ISSUES WE HAVE, WE HAVE PEOPLE LAYING DOWN ON THE SIDE LIKE WITH NO PLACE TO GO. A SOBER UNIT WITH THE HEROIN INJECTION SITE ON HOLD RIGHT NOW WOULD FILL A GAP NECESSARY NORTH OF THE SHIP CANAL THAT WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE OTHER THAN THE BUS STOP SCOTT THE SIDEWALKS CAUGHT THE STOREFRONT AND STUFF LIKE THAT. MY TIME IS UP. BEST BEHAVIOR TODAY. I AM OUT OF HERE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, GOOD TO SEE YOU. >>ANYONE ELSE? SEEING NONE WE WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT. WE WILL INVITE PRESENTERS FOR AGENDA NUMBER ONE. >>RESOLUTION 31880: A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE EFFORTS OF THE NORTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY TO PREPARE AN ACTION PLAN FOR THEIR COMMUNITY; IDENTIFYING A WORK PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT THE NORTH DELRIDGE ACTION PLAN; AND IDENTIFYING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR CONSIDERATION IN 2020. >>GREAT. BEFORE YOU GET INTO INTRODUCTIONS I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY COLLEAGUE, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, WHO HAS BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR THIS PROJECT. IT HAS BEEN A LONG PROCESS THAT THE CITY IS IN. IT’S OKAY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD IF YOU WANT TO LEAD ON THE DISCUSSION FOR THIS. >>FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR AGREEING TO HEAR THIS IN THIS COMMITTEE THAT WE WERE NOT SURE WE NEEDED TO SCHEDULE ARE NOT GIVEN ALL OF THE CONSIDERATIONS AROUND THE CHAIRING OF THE COMMITTEE. I APPRECIATE THAT THIS ROSE TO A HIGH ENOUGH PRIORITY FOR YOU TO MAKE TIME AND AS WE HEARD IN PUBLIC COMMENT, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. THE WORKING OF THE ACTION PLAN AND PULLING IT TOGETHER TOOK TIME BUT IT ALSO HAS TAKEN TIME TO BRING THIS TO COUNSEL AS WELL. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE MICHAEL TAYLOR JUDD FOR HIS VISION IN MAKING SURE THAT COUNSEL RECOGNIZE THE PLAN BY THE VESSEL ISSUING WHICH THERE WAS SOME UNCERTAINTY WHETHER WE NEEDED TO THAT AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE FELT THAT WAS AN IMPORTANT STEP WE SHOULD TAKE. THE LAST TIME THE NORTH DELRIDGE PLAN WAS IN 1999. AS WE ARE RECOGNIZING THIS PLAN I KNOW WE HAVE IDENTIFIED NORTH DELRIDGE AS A PRIORITY NEIGHBORHOOD FOR PLANNING IN THE NEAR FUTURE BECAUSE OF THE IMPENDING DECISIONS AROUND LIGHT RAIL. AS MENTIONED, THE ACTION PLAN WAS RELEASED LAST AUGUST. ONE OF THE THINGS I DID AFTER THE ACTION PLAN WAS RELEASED WAS TO, IN THE BUDGET PROCESS, THAT SOME FUNDS IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT EARMARKED TO ADDRESS A COMMUNITY PLANNING PROCESS AND ENHANCEMENTS TO TRAIL AXIS CUTPOINTS ON SOUTHWEST BRANDON THAT IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE PROJECTS I TALK ABOUT TODAY. PARKS HAS SAID THE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS WILL ENGAGE IN SECOND QUARTER OF THE YEAR. I WE HAVE THAT GOING BUT ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT POINT OF THE ACTION PLAN AND THE RECOGNITION OF THE ADOPTION BY RESOLUTION IS TO GET US ALL ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE. SO THAT’S IT. I THINK FOLKS FROM OPCD AND THE COMMUNITY . >>PRESENTERS: DAVID BESTOCK, DIRECTOR OF DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION; LYNDA BUI, VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER; PARIE HINES, NORTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL; DAVID GOLDBERG, OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; LISH WHITSON, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>WE DID US A QUICK OVERVIEW? >>IT HIGHLIGHTS KEY STRATEGIES FROM THE PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION. IT ADDS AN UPDATE TO THE COUNTRY SIX PLAN GOALS AND POLICIES FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE PLANT UPDATE NEXT YEAR. NORTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL IS HERE AND MAYBE HE CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PLANNING EFFORT . >>I AM REALLY HAPPY TO GET AN OVERVIEW ABOUT THE PLAN. WE HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO CAN SPEAK TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND THIS REALLY IS A PROCESS AND A PLAN THAT SPEAKS TO COMMUNITY INTEREST AND COMMUNITY PRIORITIES. AS YOU KNOW CON NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS PROVIDE A FOUNDATION NOT JUST FOR A SPECIFIC CAPITAL PROJECT AND PROGRAM TO GIVE CONTEXT TO THE EFFORTS THAT THE CITY MAKES IN A GIVEN NEIGHBORHOOD OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS. WE FIND THAT THESE COMMUNITY DOCUMENTS REALLY HELP TO SHAPE PROJECTS. I FIRST WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY STUCK WITH US THROUGH THE PROCESS AND HELPED LEAD THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT THE TABLE. WE HAVE PARIE HINES CONTRA 19, AND LYNDA BUI. THEY DEVOTED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME TO THIS. IN ADDITION OVER THE COURSE OF PLANNING THERE WAS NICHOLAS AMES WHO CAME FROM A NEW COMPLEX THAT WAS THERE. WILLARD BROWN, HAD AN AMAZING CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY. RONETTES WHO HAS BEEN WITH THE GROCERY CROP WHO HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR HEALTHY FOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. KIM IS A RESIDENT, AMANDA FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THEN THE LENDER. CAROL WILLIAMS FROM THE NATURE CONSORTIUM ALSO HELPED US FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. THEY HELPED PROVIDE A COMMUNITY VOICE AT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. NOTHING HAPPENED WITHOUT THEM THERE. WE ALSO WANT TO THANK THE COMMUNITY LIAISONS TO HELP US TO ENGAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THIS COMMITTEE. THAT WAS PAULLINA LOPEZ WHO ENGAGED THE YOUTH, OTHERS WHO ENGAGE THE CAMBODIAN COMMUNITY AND ANOTHER. SO WHY DID WE PLAN? WE KNEW THAT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WAS EXPERIENCING GROWTH AND CHANGE. WE ALSO KNEW THERE WAS CAPITAL PROJECTS COMING TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR US TO GET AHEAD OF THAT. THE BIG GAME COMING TO US WAS THE EXPANSION AND THE SOUND TRANSIT. THEY URGED THAT DEPARTMENT PLANNED FOR THIS. IS NOT ONE THAT HAS SEEN A TON OF GROWTH THAT WE KNOW WILL EXPERIENCE CHANGE, SO THROUGH THE ENGAGEMENT WE ENGAGED OVER 400 PEOPLE IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT FORUMS. WE CAME UP WITH SIX PRIORITY AREAS THAT ARE SPOKEN TO IN THE PLAN. THIS INCLUDES SUPPORTING DIVERSE AND ENGAGED COMMUNITIES, DEVELOPING NEIGHBORHOOD DESTINATIONS, IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD, HAVING A WATERSHED AND LEVERAGING PARKS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES TO HELP A HEALTHY COMMUNITY. WE DID THE PROJECT THROUGH THE LENS OF HEALTH AND EQUITY BECAUSE THESE COMMUNITY ASSETS ARE LARGELY AROUND OPEN SPACE AND THEY SERVE AS AN ASSET BASED APPROACH THAT WILL HELP IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR THIS COMMUNITY. THIS COMMUNITY IN THE BROADER SENSE, DOES NOT THERE AS WELL AS SOME OF THE RICHER COMMUNITIES IN THE AREAS AND SUFFERS A LITTLE BIT. THESE TOPIC AREAS ARE LARGELY EFFORTS THAT WOULD BE TAKEN UNDER PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY. THERE IS THE NUMBER OF THEM THAT WOULD PROVIDE DIRECTION TO COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS. THERE ARE THINGS THAT WILL BE DONE THROUGH GRANTS AND SO FORTH AND COUNSEL SUPPORT IN THE COMING YEARS. IT REALLY FOCUSES ON BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER, WORKING FROM ITS ASSETS. THE COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL ELEMENTS THE OPEN SPACE ELEMENTS. TO KNIT THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER. I THINK A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT ARE WORTH NOTING IS THAT NORTH DELRIDGE IS A VERY SPREAD OUT VERY. THERE’S NOT REALLY ONE AREA WHERE PEOPLE WOULD CONSIDER IT DOWNTOWN FOR LONG PERIOD OF TIME THERE HAS BEEN A DESIRE TO USE OR WORK ALONG PLANNING, LAND USE, AND ZONING COMMITTEE SIX WAY TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE FUTURE RAIL STATION, AROUND THE BRANDON NODE WHERE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT IS THERE. ALSO DOWN WHERE THE HOME DEPOT IS AND WHERE THE CULTURAL CENTER IS CURRENTLY LOCATED. THESE ARE THE SHINING POINTS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WE HOPE TO ENHANCE OVERTIME. THAT’S ENOUGH OF ME TALKING. I WANT TO TOSS IT TO YOU LATER. I KNOW I HAVE NOT PREPARED YOU FOR ANYTHING. >>I WILL SPEAK FROM THE HEART. IF YOU DON’T MIND I WILL START FIRST. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING PROCESS TO BE A PART OF ESPECIALLY FOR MYSELF AND OUR COMMUNITY IN THE SOUTHWEST AREA. A LOT OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE CIRCLING AROUND WHAT THEY KNOW AND THAT IS USUALLY AROUND THEIR CHURCHES OR THEIR TEMPLES. FOR US TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A CULTURAL CENTER WHERE WE CAN BRING IN THINGS OF OUR ANCESTORS AND PROVIDE EDUCATION TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ALSO PROVIDE, EVERYBODY LOVES A DRAGON OR LION DANCE OR FIREWORKS EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IF YOU GET A PERMIT. BUT IT’S A GOOD PLACE FOR GATHERING. SO OVERTIME OUR FAMILY HAS BEEN IN THE AREA FOR OVER 40 YEARS. IT ADDS TO MY AGE HERE. BUT IT ALLOWS US TO REALLY REACH OUT BECAUSE EVERYBODY IN OUR COMMUNITY, WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF OUR FAMILY, OUR WELLNESS,, BUT THEN THERE’S A PART OF HOW DO YOU FIT INTO THE COMMUNITY? THAT’S GETTING TO WHETHER WE FIT INTO THE COMMUNITY. I WANT TO MEET MY NEW NEIGHBORS AND GET TO KNOW DAVID AND WITH THE CITY, I FOUND THE PROCESS TO BE EYE-OPENING. IT OPENED UP OTHER AVENUES THAT OUR ORGANIZATION CAN ENGAGE IN WITH THE COMMUNITY. WHAT I LOOK FOR IN THIS ACTION PLAN IS TO SEE THAT DEVELOPMENT AS WE HAVE SEEN OVERTIME CHANGES FROM THE HOME DEPOT WHICH WAS FORMERLY A KMART. FORMALLY THAT WAS A FOOD GIANT. WE ALL LOVE THE FOOD AND. AND NOW WE ARE LOOKING AT HAVING A FOOD CO-OP EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SURROUNDED BY SO MANY OPTIONS LIKE TRADER JOE’S. BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT IS HOURS. SO DURING THE PROGRESS OF THIS DEVELOPMENT PLAN WE WANT TO SEE SOME OF THOSE THINGS. I ACTUALLY LIVE AT 35th. I WAS A BABY WHEN I CAME ONTO 36 AND WE LIVED AROUND THE AREAS . SO I HAVE BEEN AROUND. I HAVE SEEN IT BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF SEEING HOW DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS. I GRADUATED FROM UW IN 1999. I AM VERY HAPPY TO SEE THIS. BUT GOING FROM OUR OWN ORGANIZATION WE WANT TO GROW. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD ATTENDED SOME ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER. SORRY ABOUT YOUR CAR HEADING LOCKTON. SO WE WANT TO MIX OUR SPACE SAFE SO PEOPLE CAN COME OUT AND VISIT BUT WE ALSO WANT TO GROW AND SHELTER OURSELVES WHEN IT’S RAINING. SO WE HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE EVEN THIS PAST WEEKEND WE HAD A FUNCTION AND WE WERE JUST PRAYING FOR GOOD WEATHER. IT DIDN’T RAIN UNTIL AFTER IT ENDED SO WE WERE BLESSED BUT MY FAMILY HAS PROPERTY WE WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP IN ORDER TO SUPPORT ONGOING ACTIVITIES OF THE CULTURAL CENTER. SO FOR OUR SENIORS, FOR OUR YOUTH, WE ARE GOING THROUGH A PROCESS. THAT IS ANOTHER LEARNING PROCESS FOR US. WE HOPE TO HAVE A BUSINESS WHICH HELP SUPPORT PEOPLE. PEOPLE LIKE TO EAT SO WE WANT TO PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND GATHER FOR THAT. IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO HAVE AN OPEN SPACE FOR OUR CULTURAL CENTER AS WELL TOO. SO THAT IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR ON OUR AND. THEN CONTINUING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR NEIGHBORS. SORRY I TOOK SO LONG. >>I THINK FROM DAVID WITH THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, I WANT TO THANK HIM FOR LEADING US THROUGH THE PROCESS AND CONNECTING MULTIPLE CITY DEPARTMENTS. WE HAD A LOT OF MEETINGS TO GET TO KNOW WHAT PARKS AND SDOT AND VARIOUS FOLKS WERE PLANNING IN DELRIDGE. ONE THING I AM EXCITED ABOUT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION HAS CONTINUED CORONATION BETWEEN CITY DEPARTMENTS AND COMMUNITY EFFORTS. WE PARTNER WITH A LOT OF CITY DEPARTMENTS ALREADY. WE KNOW WE ARE DOING THAT. WE HAVE MORE RELATIONSHIPS NOW THROUGH THIS PLANNING PROCESS BOTH WITH OUR NEIGHBORS AND OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS BUT ALSO WITH FOLKS FROM CITY DEPARTMENTS. SO TO SPEAK TO OUR ORGANIZATION’S PRIORITIES, THEY ALIGN WITH THIS PLAN. OUR MISSION IS IMPLEMENTING — MOST OF THESE ACTION ITEMS WE ARE WORKING IN. WE HAVE DONE A BUNCH OF WORK ON THE LONGFELLOW CREEK WATERSHED. ARE SOME CORONATION EFFORTS OWING ON WITH THE WATERSHEDS THAT I HAD NOT NOTICED BEFORE OR MAYBE THEY ARE RAMPING UP AND TURNS OF THE CORDED EFFORTS AND THAT’S REALLY GREAT. I AM EXCITED TO SEE MORE SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC EVENTS. WE THROW ARTS AND NATURE EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER. THIS BRINGS TOGETHER A LOT OF THESE ELEMENTS. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO WORK WITH OUR NEIGHBORS. OF COURSE THIS WILL PUT DISPLACEMENT PRESSURE ON PLANNING, LAND USE, AND ZONING COMMITTEE SIX. WE ARE NOT QUITE SURE WHERE YET BUT WE ARE WORKING WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS ALREADY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR NEEDS ARE HEARD BY SOUND TRANSIT AND CITY DEPARTMENTS. OUR PROJECT AT 23rd AND FINLEY IS WORKING WITH S., PARKS, CITY LIGHTS, AND MORE. AGAIN, JUST REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO A CORD NEEDED EFFORT OF THE CITY DEPARTMENTS WITH OUR ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO GET SOME OF THIS WORK DONE. I JUST WANT TO HONOR THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OF YOUTH, OF THE VARIOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES. I THOUGHT WE DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB ACTUALLY THROUGH THIS PROCESS OF ENGAGING DIVERSE PLACES AND BRINGING FOLKS TO THE TABLE. I WANT TO HONOR THAT AND I AM EXCITED TO CONTINUE THAT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH FERMENTATION AND THROUGH GRANTMAKING AND FUNDING. I THINK 20 YEARS AGO WAS THE LAST UPDATE. THINGS HAVE CHANGED A LOT. THINGS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE A LOT MORE. OUR ORGANIZATION, I THINK THAT TEAM AS A WHOLE REALLY TOOK ON HOW CAN WE PRESERVE SOME AFFORDABILITY AS THINGS ARE CHANGING AROUND US. SO I’M EXCITED TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE CITY ON THAT. >>THANK YOU. I AM PARIE HINES AND I HAVE BEEN IN DELRIDGE FOR 15 YEARS. I WAS WORKING WITH THE KENT SIX CESSATION WHEN WE WERE DEVELOPING SOME THINGS. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF CHANGE HAPPEN IN DELRIDGE, I THINK BOTH GOOD AND BAD. I WORRY A LOT ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AND SOME OF THIS DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE. AS PART OF THIS PROCESS I ALSO DO WANT TO HONOR ALL THE WORK THAT PEOPLE ARE DOING BUT I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE A RED FLAG THAT WHEN WE PUT IT DOWN ON THE PAPER, WE NEED TO BE PREPARED TO FOLLOW THROUGH. I THINK MANY OF THOSE STEPS ARE IN PROCESS. THERE ARE A LOT OF DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE WORKING ON IT. I REALLY WORRY THAT, LIKE A CITY , THE PROCESS TAKES A LONG TIME, RIGHT? I SEE ALL OF THESE TOWNHOMES BEING DEVELOPED ALONG DELRIDGE WAY WHICH ARE REALLY READY. THEY ARE NICE AND WEALTHY PEOPLE CAN LIVE THERE AND IT’S BRINGING DENSITY TO DELRIDGE AND DOING A LOT OF GOOD THINGS THAT WAY. BUT I WORRY THAT WE NEED TO FIND WAYS SOON TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PRESERVING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND BUILDING NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR WE WILL BE A STRIP OF TALL TOWNHOMES. SO I THINK SOME OF THAT ZONING WORK THAT IS IN THE PLAN, THERE IS LOT OF SORT OF LOOK AT STUDIES LIKE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PIECES AND THE POTENTIAL CHANGING OF ZONING TO ENCOURAGE MORE. MIXED USE NEIGHBORHOODS, HIGHER ESSENTIAL, I THINK THOSE WOULD BE A REAL PRIORITY FROM MY POINT OF VIEW HAVING SEEN WHAT THE DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE IS DOING NOW. THERE IS A PROPERTY THAT IS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL AREA ON DELRIDGE THAT HAS JUST BEEN DEVELOPED AS TOWNHOMES WITH LIVE AND WORK UNITS BELOW. I DON’T THINK THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE HAD IN MIND WHEN THEY ZONE IT NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL THAT IT WOULD BE TOWNHOMES. AND THEY ARE LOVELY TOWNHOMES. THEY WILL BE NICE NEIGHBORS. BUT I THINK THAT WE HAVE A CHANCE TO, FOR THE HEALTH OF THE CITY, TO USE THIS LAND THAT IS VERY CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN SEATTLE TO BE A MORE DENSE AND EQUITABLE COMMUNITY AND WHERE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE LESSER PAID PROFESSIONS THAT ARE SUPPORTED AND AN IMPORTANTPART OF OUR CITY CAN’T LIVE IN SEATTLE AND LIVED NEAR DOWNTOWN SO WE CAN HOUSE THOSE PEOPLE. ALSO WITHIN DELRIDGE , ALONG THROUGH THIS PROCESS ALL OF THIS RESEARCH ABOUT THE HEALTH IMPACT, I LIVE THERE. I DON’T WANT HEALTH IMPACTS. SO FINDING WAYS TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY MORE WALKABLE AND TO ADDRESS A LOT OF THAT INEQUITY. I TRY TO DO THAT FOR MYSELF PERSONALLY BUT I KNOW THAT NEIGHBORS COULD USE A LOT OF SUPPORT WITH THAT. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO, AS A THIRD PRIORITY, TALK ABOUT THE DELRIDGE CO-OP SPECIFICALLY. I THINK WHATEVER CAN BE DONE TO SUPPORT THAT EFFORT , I THINK THAT WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS EFFECT BOTH ON PROVIDING HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS AND ALSO BECOMING A NEIGHBORHOOD HUB FOR A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN GATHER. THERE IS ALSO NOT TOO FAR FROM THAT LOCATION, THERE IS A TINY COFFEE SHOP THAT JUST IN THE LAST YEAR, NOW IT IS CRAZY BUSY. ALL THE SUDDEN. IT USED TO BE THAT AREA WAS EMPTY AND DEAD AND NO ONE WAS EVER THERE. NOW YOU SEE ALL THESE YOUNG FAMILIES AND KIDS AND THERE IS A LINE FOR THE COFFEE. IT IS DEFINITELY HAPPENING BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP A DIVERSITY OF BACKGROUNDS AND OF INCOME SO THAT DELRIDGE CAN CONTINUE TO BE THE UNIQUE PLACE THAT IT IS AND BECOME BETTER. I SUPPORT THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE. I HOPE THAT THE VOTE IS IN APPROVAL OF THIS RESOLUTION AND IT WILL CONTINUE WORKING AND MAKING THOSE ACTIONS HAPPEN. THANK YOU. >>AS WE SERIOUSLY CONTEMPLATE WHAT OUR BUT WILL BE ON THIS RESOLUTION, QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >>I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO UPLIFT THE FACT PARIE HINES , YOU MADE ME REMEMBER THAT PART OF THIS RESOLUTION IS ALSO RECOGNIZING THE PLAN AMENDMENTS THAT YOU GUYS ARE PROPOSING THAT THE CITY CONSIDER. AND THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE IN THE HOUSING GOALS AND POLICIES ARE CONTAINED. I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT SOME OF THOSE ARE. COMMUNITY WITH THE RANGE OF HOUSEHOLD TYPES, SIZES, AND INCOMES INCLUDING SENIORS AND FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN. ENCOURAGE THE REHABILITATION OF SUBSTANDARD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY THAT PRESERVES AND ENHANCES THE CENTRAL CHARACTER OF SINGLE-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS WITH A RANGE OF HOUSING TYPES TO FIT THE DIVERSITY OF DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS. SO THOSE ARE I THINK IMPORTANT GOALS TO UPLIFT AND THERE WILL BE A COMP PLAN AMENDMENT PROCESS. I THINK THAT OPCD WILL BE REVIEWING THE AMENDMENTS THAT YOU HAVE PROPOSED. I WANT TO SPEAK TO MAYBE NOT ALL OF THE THINGS IN THE WORK PLAN ITSELF, OR THE PRIORITY ACTIONS THEMSELVES, BUT ONE OF THE ITEMS REFERENCE ABOUT FOLLOW-THROUGH AND MAKING SURE THAT THE WORDS ON PAPER ACTUALLY BECOME ACTIONS, I THINK ONE OF THE FIRST RECOMMENDATIONS IF WE CAN GET TO THAT RIGHT AWAY, MAYBE THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN SOME WORK DONE BY DAVID AND OTHER SEVEN OPCD , I THINK THAT WILL HAVE AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE THAT WILL STEWARD THIS PLAN. I AND MY COLLEAGUES AND THE EXECUTIVE SEAT ARE HAPPY TO IMPLEMENT THESE. THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENT THAT WILL KEEP US ON TRACK FOR THE OTHER PARTS. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE THE THOROUGHNESS AND THOUGHTFULNESS OF THIS PLAN. IN ADDITION TO SOME OF THE, OR TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE MENTIONED. THAT COMMITMENT TO ADDRESSING RACIAL EQUITY OUTCOMES THROUGHOUT THE WORK IN THERE IS A THING THAT IS IMPORTANT. I APPRECIATE THE WORK TO CLEAN UP LONGFELLOW CREEK WITH NATURAL STORMWATER BOTH AS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO ALSO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY. I JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHALLENGE THAT THERE IS A LOT OF , IT’S A ROBUST PLAN. IT WILL TAKE SERIOUS INVESTMENT. AS WE COMPETE FOR SCARCE RESOURCES THAT WILL BE A CHALLENGE THAT AS COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD SAID, THIS COMMUNITY IS AND DESERVES A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT. IT IS EXCITING TO SEE SOUND TRANSIT COMING. THEY WILL LIKELY BE PASSING THROUGH THE END OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE NEAR FUTURE. BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE IS LOT OF OTHER WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE THAT IS IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN THE RICHNESS AND THE FABRIC OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS IT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY GROW. IT IS A POSITIVE GROWTH THAT ALL THE RESIDENTS THERE TODAY BENEFIT FROM AS OPPOSED TO BEING DISPLACED. >>I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AROUND THE HOUSING GOALS IN PARTICULAR. ON ATTACHMENT C WHICH IS REFERENCING D G EIGHT. IT IS THE LANGUAGE THAT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD READ OUT LOUD WHICH IS — HOW DOES THAT LANGUAGE IN THAT GOAL SQUARE WITH THE RECENT ACTIONS THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HAS TAKEN IN APPROVING THE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM INCLUDING IN DELRIDGE? >>I HAVEN’T LOOKED AT THE DELRIDGE ZONING MAP RECENTLY . >>WHAT DO YOU MEAN? >>GENERALLY THE PROPOSAL DID APPLY A RANGE OF DIFFERENT ZONING TYPES FROM A ESSENTIAL SMALL LOT WHICH IS FOR A SINGLE- FAMILY LOT TO MULTI-FAMILIES TO ALLOW MUCH HIGHER DENSITY DEVELOPMENT. SO MHA BEING APPLIED, IT WILL BE SLIGHTLY MORE DENSE THAN PREVIOUSLY BUT IT STILL ALLOWS FOR A RANGE OF HOUSING TYPES UNDER A RANGE OF DIFFERENT ZONING TYPES. DELRIDGE AND THE PLANNING AREA , THE PROVISIONS THAT APPLY TO MULTIFAMILY AREAS DO APPLY THERE. BUT PLANNING, LAND USE, AND ZONING COMMITTEE SIX BEGAN PLANNING BACK IN THE 90s ADDRESSING IT AS A DISTRESSED AREA. WE ARE TRYING TO IN A MODERATE WAY STIMULATE ECONOMIC GROWTH. THE AMOUNT OF GROWTH TILTS A LITTLE BIT TOWARDS RECOGNIZING THE EXISTING PATTERN OF SINGLE- FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND WITHIN THE LENDING DEVELOPMENT WHICH IS LARGE, IT’S NOT EXACTLY CONSTRAINED TO AREAS WHERE LIKE IN AN URBAN VILLAGE DESIGNATION WHERE WE WOULD LOOK TO GROW MORE HOUSING, IT ENCOMPASSES A LARGE NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE AREA THAT SELF IDENTIFY AS A COMMUNITY RATHER THAN BE A PLACE WHERE THE CITY HAS HISTORICALLY TRY TO FOCUS MORE ON GROWTH. IT IS AN ANOMALY IN OUR PLANET. THERE ARE TWO COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS, GEORGETOWN AND DELRIDGE ARE THE TWO COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS WHERE WE DID PLANNING RECOGNIZING THAT. >>PLANNING AND RECOGNIZING THIS IS NOT AN URBAN VILLAGE. >>AS WE INVEST IN THAT AREA, THIS PLAN SPEAKS TO BEGINNING A MORE FOCUSED LOOK AT HOW WE CAN ADVANCE THE COMMUNITIES GOALS IN THAT AREA AND BRING OPPORTUNITY. FOR EXAMPLE, THE STATION WILL SERVE AN AREA THAT GOES ALL THE WAY TO WHITE CENTER AND MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES, SO THE DIFFERENCE OF THE COMMUNITY CHANGES. WHO HAS ACCESS TO THAT AREA COMES UP AND HOUSING WILL COME UP AS AN ISSUE TO ADDRESS IN THIS AREA. >>I WANT TO FLAG MY ONGOING INTEREST AND CONCERN AND NOT ADVANCING THINGS THAT WILL ULTIMATELY HAVE THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF REDUCING THE HOUSING DIVERSITY WITHIN VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS AN URBAN VILLAGE OR NOT. I LIVE VERY CLOSE TO DELRIDGE JUST UP ON THE HILL AND HAVE SEEN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE IN A WAY THAT IS NOT TAKING INTO FULL ACCOUNT, I THINK, THE DIVERSITY OF HOUSING THAT IS NEEDED IN THAT SPACE AND THAT INCLUDES THE FULL SPECTRUM. NOT JUST AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUT ALSO MARKET RATE HOUSING AND THINGS IN BETWEEN THAT WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO BUILD A COMMUNITY IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS MIXED INCOME. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE AREN’T ITEMS IN THIS PLAN THAT ARE GOING TO TAKE US BACKWARDS AS IT RELATES TO PROMOTING THOSE HOUSING DIVERSITY OPTIONS AND ARE REALLY GOING TO MEET THE NEEDS AS I HEAR THEM FROM FOLKS AT THE TABLE AND ALSO FROM THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE HOUSING CHOICE IN THESE TYPES OF NEIGHBORHOODS. THAT IS AN IMPORTANT THING FOR ME AS SOMEBODY WHO REALLY LEAVES IN MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE BOTH ADDRESSING THE DISPLACEMENT GENTRIFICATION ISSUES AND ALSO RECOGNIZING THAT THERE ARE PRESSURES THAT ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO COME UPON NEIGHBORHOODS LIKE DELRIDGE AND OTHERS. >>I WANT TO RESPOND THAT THIS ATTACHMENT IS MOSTLY THE EXISTING COMP PLAN CAUSES RELATED TO DELRIDGE. THE ONLY THING THAT COMMUNITY HAS RECOMMENDED ADDING OUR THE UNDERLYING STRIKEOUTS. THIS LANGUAGE IS OLD LANGUAGE AND IT IS IN THE EXISTING COMP PLAN THAT I READ OUT. IT EXISTED BEFORE THERE WAS RESIDENTIAL SMALL LOT >>I THINK THAT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE. I ALSO WANT TO REINFORCE THE FACT THAT OPCD HAS COMMITTED TO BEGIN A STATIONARY PLAN WITH THE COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFY THOSE AREAS THAT WE DO WANT INTENSIFIED DENSITY IN ORDER TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HOUSING AND ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE. I THINK EVERYBODY IS ON THE SAME PAGE WANTING THAT STUFF TO HAPPEN FOR SURE. >>I ACKNOWLEDGE IT IS NOT IN ADDITION HERE, I AM JUST FLAGGING MY ONGOING CONCERN AS LANGUAGE THAT YOU HIGHLIGHTED IN YOUR REMARKS THAT I WORRY ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THAT TYPE OF LANGUAGE, WHETHER IT’S AN AMENDMENT HERE OR NOT, CAN PUT US IN A POSITION WHERE WE MIGHT BE AT ODDS WITH THE OVERARCHING GOALS OF STATIONARY PLANNING AND OTHER TYPES OF HOUSING CHANGES THAT MIGHT BE REQUIRED IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD DOWN THE ROAD WHEN INTENSE ATTENTION COMES TO BE BROUGHT INTO THIS CORRIDOR. THAT IS MY CONCERN. SO I AM BEING ASKED TO VOTE ON IT AS IT IS SO I HAVE CONCERNS AND I WANT TO EXPRESS MY ONGOING CONCERNS THAT I WANT US TO BE REALLY CAREFUL THAT WE ARE NOT PROMOTING LANGUAGE IN THESE DOCUMENTS THAT WOULD BE AT ODDS WITH THE END GOAL OF, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THIS RECORD . >>THESE GOALS AND POLICIES WILL BE BACK FOR CONSIDERATION NEXT YEAR FOR ACTUAL ADOPTION. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE BEING SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR STUDY AND DAVID IS HERE LISTENING TO THOSE COMMENTS. >>YES, THIS IS WHY I AM MAKING THEM. >>I WILL GO OVER THIS WITH THEM AND THEY HAVE PROPOSED A NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS TO DIFFERENT POLICIES. I THINK THAT IS A SHARED OBJECTIVE THROUGHOUT THE CITY. >>THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE IT. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ I APPRECIATE YOU FLAGGING THAT TOO . THE NAME ITSELF IS EVEN COMPLEX BECAUSE FOR DECADES MULTIPLE FAMILIES COMMIT IN A SINGLE-FAMILY LOT. SO IT COULD BE MISLEADING IN THAT WAY AND CERTAINLY WHERE WE WERE 20 YEARS AGO TO TODAY WE HAVE CHANGED A LOT. THAT IS STILL THERE AND WHAT THAT MEANS AND HOW WE INTERPRET THAT WILL BE IMPORTANT. >>THANK YOU. >>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >>I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT, I DON’T THINK WE NEED TO TAKE IT UP TODAY BUT I MIGHT BE PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT FOR FULL COUNSEL. ONE OF THE ITEMS IN THE WORK PLAN RELATED TO THE INDY IN EFFORTS TO BUILD THE WETLAND. AT THE DELRIDGE SUBSTATION ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM THE COMMUNITY IS THAT WE NEED TO BE DOING MORE TO COORDINATE WHAT EFFORTS WITH THE CITY DEPARTMENTS TO ADDRESS BOTH THE MAINTENANCE AND PERFORMANCE OF THE FILES FALLS AND CULVERTS. I WILL PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT AT FULL COUNSEL THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT AND CALLOUT THE NEED TO SUPPORT THAT COORDINATION. THAT JUST CAME UP ON THE FLY. >>GREAT. >>IF I CAN JUST MAKE A QUICK REMARK. THERE IS SOME LANGUAGE IN THIS RESOLUTION AND THE ATTACHMENTS RELATED TO THE STATIONARY PLANNING IN THE CONTEXT OF SOUND TRANSIT. I HAVE A DIRECT CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN SOUND TRANSIT ISSUES RELATED TO THE JUNCTION IN PARTICULAR. THIS ONE IS A LITTLE ON THE GRAY SIDE FOR ME IN TERMS OF WHETHER OR NOT I AM ALLOWED TO TAKE ACTION HERE. SO I AM VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THAT RESOLUTION BUT IN THE ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION AND PROBABLY I AM BEING WAY TOO CAUTIOUS HERE BUT I WILL ABSTAIN FROM VOTING ON THE RESOLUTION JUST GIVEN SOME OF THE ADVICE I HAVE GONE FROM OUR ETHICS PERSON. >>WE WILL SEE IF WE HAVE ENOUGH TO CARRY THIS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT. >>I AM SO NERVOUS ABOUT CROSSING THAT LINE BUT I DON’T WANT FOLKS FROM THE COMMUNITY OR THE DEPARTMENT TO THINK I AM NOT SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PLAN. I JUST HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AS IT RELATES TO DECISIONS ABOUT SOUND TRANSIT AND HOW IT IMPACTS THE NEIGHBORHOOD. SO I APOLOGIZE. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR ONGOING TRANSPARENCY ABOUT THAT. HONESTLY THOSE IN THAT ETHICS TEAM IS VERY GOOD AT KEEPING AN EYE ON ALL THIS BUT YOU HAVE BEEN VERY TRANSPARENT ON THIS SO THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, DO YOU THINK AND MANY IS ENOUGH TIME FOR US TO WORK ON THIS? WOULD YOU LIKE TO ME THIS? >>ABSOLUTELY. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE RESOLUTION 31880 . >>I WILL SECOND IT. ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE . OPPOSED? ANY ABSTAINING OR RECUSED I GUESS? WE WILL SAY YOU ARE USING YOURSELF. RECUSING YOURSELF. I APPRECIATE YOUR PERSISTENCE. CITY PROCESSES CAN BE LONG AND DRAWN OUT AND CHANGING OF PERSONNEL, SOMETIMES THINGS DRAG ON. THE DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT FROM FOLKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME, IS THE ONLY WAY THESE THINGS HAPPEN. SO WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE AND A LOT MORE WORK TO DO IN THE FUTURE. BUT THIS WILL BE BEFORE THE FULL COUNSEL ON MONDAY. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>WE WILL ROLL INTO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO. WOULD YOU MIND READING THAT INTO THE RECORD? >>AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO,CLERK FILE 314425: REMAND OF THE APPROVAL GRANTED THROUGH CF 314356 FOR A CONTRACT REZONE: APPLICATON OF 70th & GREENWOOD AVE, LLC TO REZONE AN APPROXIMATELY 12,188 SQUARE FOOT SITE LOCATED AT 7009 GREENWOOD AVENUE NORTH FROM NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 2 WITH A 40-FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT (NC2-40) TO NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 2 WITH A 55-FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT AND M MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY SUFFIX (NC2-55 (M)) (PROJECT NO. 3023260; TYPE IV). >>DO YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF? >>I AM KETIL FREEMAN , COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF . >>JUST REMINDING EVERYONE THAT THIS IS A QUASIJUDICIAL MATTER THAT CAME TO THE COUNCIL LAST YEAR AND THAT KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT REMANDED US FOR SOME ACTION. IF YOU DON’T MIND GIVING US, MAYBE JUST WALK US AND THE PUBLIC THROUGH WHAT WILL HAPPEN TODAY AND I WILL LET YOU JUMP INTO BRING US UP TO SPEED. >>TODAY THE COMMITTEE WILL HEAR ORAL ARGUMENT AND DISCUSS A REMAND FROM KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT FOR CONTRACT APPROVAL THAT WAS GRANTED LAST AUGUST, THE REMAND IS AN ISSUE. I WILL WALK THROUGH A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY HERE. I WALK THROUGH A COUPLE OF DRAFT OPTIONS THAT ARE IN THE MEMO I DISTRIBUTED TO YOU YESTERDAY AND I WILL TURN IT OVER TO ORAL ARGUMENT. AFTER THAT THE COMMITTEE CAN’T DISCUSS OPTIONS. >>WE WILL HERE FIVE MINUTES FROM EACH SIDE AND IT IS KIND OF SPLIT IN TWO HAVE THREE PARTS. >>THE APPELLANT’S WE FIRST. THE APPELLANT ARE REPRESENTED. THEY GO FIRST AND CAN’T RESERVE UP TO TO MINUTES OF THEIR TIME FOR REBUTTAL TESTIMONY. OF COURSE APPLICANTS WILL SPEAK A SECOND. I THINK BOTH SIDES HAVE EXHIBITS THEY WANT TO DISTRIBUTE TO YOU BEFORE ORAL ARGUMENT. >>WE WILL JUMP IN. SO JUST TO REMIND THE COMMITTEE AND THE PUBLIC ABOUT HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE ARE NOW, IN DECEMBER 2006 OR 2016, THE LLC WHICH IS THE EPIC AND FOR THIS PROJECT APPLIED FOR A MASS USED PERMIT TO REZONE THE PROPERTY. THE APPLICANT SEEKS TO DEVELOP MIXED-USE BUILDING AT THIS SITE THE SITE IS SPLIT ZONED PICK THE AREA ZONE IN GREEN ABOVE NUMBER ONE IS ZONED COMMERCIAL. THAT IS THE PORTION OF THE SITE THAT WOULD BE REZONE. THE AREA SHOWED IN BLUE AND IDENTIFIED WITH THESE NUMBERS ARE ZONED SINGLE-FAMILY 5000. ON APRIL 19, I’M SORRY IN APRIL 2018, AN ISSUE WAS PUT FORWARD WITH A DECISION AND THE HEARING EXAMINER HELD A PUBLIC HEARING IN JUNE 2018 AND RECOMMENDED THAT THE REZONE BE APPROVED. ON JUNE 5, I’M SORRY LATER THAT JUNE THE APPELLANT FILED AN APPEAL WITH THE CITY CLERK WITH THE HEARING EXAMINER’S RECOMMENDATION AND THEY TOOK UP THAT APPEAL IN JUNE AND AUGUST. IN AUGUST THE COUNCIL FROM THE HEARING EXAMINER’S DECISION AND GRANTED THE REZONE PATIENT AND PASSED AN ORDINANCE EFFECTUATING THAT APPROVAL WHICH CHANGE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE AND ACCEPTED AND EXECUTED DEVELOP TO AGREEMENT. THE APPELLANT’S FELT THE LAND USE HAD SIX ERRORS IN AUGUST 2000 18. ISSUED AN ORDER ON MARCH 5 AND LATER HAVE AMENDED THAT ORDER. ONE THING TO NOTE HERE IS THERE’S ALSO A CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCE HERE WHICH IS PASSAGE. THAT OCCURRED EARLIER IN MARCH. NOW THE COMMERCIAL RECORDER IS ZONED. SO THE SECOND PAGE OF THE MEMO IDENTIFIES THE ISSUE ON APPEAL. THERE WERE SIX ISSUES IN THIS PETITION. SIX AREAS ALLEGED BY THE APPELLANT’S. 5 OF THOSE SIX WERE DENIED BY THE KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. SO 5 OF THOSE SIX CLAIMS. THERE IS ONE ISSUE THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL BE DELIBERATING ON TODAY AND HEARING ORAL ARGUMENT ABOUT. I WILL JUST QUOTE FROM THE ORDER OF KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. THE REMAND IS FOR THE COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER. THE PROPERTY USE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO ADDRESS COMPLIANCE WITH WHICH REQUIRES A GRADUAL TRANSITION IN HEIGHT AND LEVEL OF ACTIVITY BETWEEN ZONES SHALL BE PROVIDED UNLESS MAJOR PHYSICAL BUFFERS AS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION ARE PRESENT IN THE AREA WHERE THE COMMERCIAL LOT, AND THERE IS A PARCEL NUMBER, SHARES A REAR BOUNDARY INE WITH A SINGLE- FAMILY RESIDENCE A LOT IDENTIFIED AS ON PALATINE AVENUE. FOR THAT BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC WHO MAY BE WATCHING THE SKY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A VERY LIMITED AREA WHICH IS THE INTERSECTION, NOT THE INTERSECTION BUT THAT SHARED PROPERLY LINE, THE SHARED BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN ONE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE AND THREE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. SO ONE ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE SITE AND THREE ON THE WESTERN SIDE. WE WILL HERE ORAL ARGUMENTS TODAY. >>THE REASON BECAUSE THAT SITE IDENTIFIED AS TO HAS ALREADY BEEN PRESERVED? >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD . TWO REFRESHER MEMORY, THE COUNCIL ACCEPTED BACK IN AUGUST AND IT SPECIFIED THAT LANDSCAPED OPEN SPACE AND PARTIAL IDENTIFIED WOODBURY PRESERVED AS PART OF THE PROJECT WORK >>AS THE SIX ISSUES THAT THE APPELLANT’S IDENTIFIED AS ERRORS YOU SAID 5 OF THEM THE HEARING EXAMINER DID NOT AGREE BUT FOR ONE THEY DID. IS THAT ISSUE ONE? >>YES. THE KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT REMANDED THAT OWN LOAN ISSUE TO THE COUNCIL. >>SO THAT IS THE NEED FOR A TRANSITION AND HEIGHT SCALE BETWEEN ZONES AND AGAIN THE REASON WHY IT IS ONLY IDENTIFIED FOR THE AREA BETWEEN 1-3 IS BECAUSE THERE IS A TRANSITION BETWEEN 1-2. >>THAT IS MY UNDERSTANDING BUT I WILL ASK THE APPLICANT HERE WITH US TODAY. PATRICK DOWNS WHO REPRESENTED THE CITY AS WELL AT THE VEIL. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OPTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER. THESE COULD BE MODIFIED THROUGH COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AFTER YOUR ORAL ARGUMENT FROM THE APPLICANT AND THE APPELLANT’S. OPTION NUMBER ONE WOULD ESSENTIALLY EXTEND THE PROTECTIONS THAT APPLY TO OPTION OF PARCEL NUMBER TWO ABOVE. AND THAT AGREEMENT TO PORTIONS OF THE SITE ADDRESS TO THE NEW ADDRESS. THIS WOULD CREATE A GRADUAL TRANSITION BETWEEN ZONES BY REQUIRING A SETBACK IN THE PROJECT AT THAT TRANSITION. SO AT THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN ONE AND THREE ABOUT. THEN THERE IS OF COURSE AN OPTION WHERE THE COUNCIL COULD REJECT THE REZONE IF THE APPLICANT WOULD NOT AGREE TO ANY OF THOSE LIMITATIONS ON THE PROJECT. OPTION ONE AND OPTION TO ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE AND THERE MAY BE OTHER OPTIONS THAT THE APPELLANT MAY IDENTIFY AS PART OF THE ORAL ARGUMENT. >>DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I DO NOT SO COLLEAGUES IF IT’S OKAY WHY DON’T WE PROCEED WITH THE ORAL ARGUMENT. WE WILL SET THE TIMER HERE AND THE APPELLANT’S ARE GOING FIRST AND SO THEY HAVE THE OPTION TO RESERVE UP TO TO MINUTES OF THEIR TIME FOR AFTER THE APPLICANT’S SPEAK. SO JUST DETERMINE IN ADVANCE IF YOU PLAN TO DO THAT NOW. ARE YOU PLANNING TO RESERVE ANY OF YOUR TIME FOR LATER? >>YES, SIR. ONE MINUTE. >>ONE MINUTE FOR LATER, FOUR MINUTES NOW. WE WILL SET THE TIMER FOR FOUR MINUTES. >>ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE THE DOCUMENTS YOU SHARED WITH US SO WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN YOU MAY. >>THANK YOU. FOR THE RECORD, JEFFREY EUSTIS. I REPRESENT IRENE WOLCOTT BOB MORGAN WHO ARE HERE IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS. YOU MAY RECALL BOB MORGAN WHO WORKED ON CENTRAL CITY STAFF. ESSENTIALLY THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE IS, CAN THE REAR YARD OF A SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE SERVE AS THE MAJOR TRANSITION BETWEEN A FIVE-STORY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT RISING RIGHT ON THE PROPERTY LINE? SO I DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE AREA IN QUESTION. THIS IS ON THREE. SHARED ROOF DEVELOPMENT IS HERE CAR RISES FIVE STORIES RIGHT ON THIS SHARED ZONING BOUNDARY LINE. THIS IS A SINGLE-FAMILY PROPERTY WHICH IS REFERRED TO AS THE 7010 PALATINE PROPERTY. THE DISTANCE FROM HERE, THE EASTERLY WALL, I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY OF THE LEGALLY LASER POINTERS. FROM THE EASTERLY WALL TO THE ZONING BOUNDARY LINE IS ROUGHLY 39 FEET. THERE IS A DECK, A STAIRWAY, A WALKWAY, AND THAT REDUCES IT DOWN TO AROUND 25 FEET. THE APPLICANT PROPOSES A RETAINING WALL IN HERE WHICH REDUCES IT DOWN EVEN FURTHER. THE QUESTION IS, DOES THAT PROVIDE A MAJOR TRANSITION BETWEEN THE SHARED ROOF PROPERTY AND THE SINGLE-FAMILY PROPERTY. THOSE EXIST AS A MATTER OF CODE. ON THE NEXT PAGE OF THE HANDOUT, THE FIRST PAGE OF THE HANDOUT HAS THE JUDGES. THE NEXT PAGE HAS THE PROVISIONS OF CODE. YOU WILL SEE AT THE BOTTOM THE OPEN SPACE IS DEFINED AS THE PREDOMINANTLY UNDEVELOPED TO SERVE THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING A PARK, RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, CONSERVING VALUABLE RESOURCES, AND STRUCTURING URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND FORM. NOW I UNDERSTAND THAT THE APPLICANT HAS YET A REVISED SET OF PLANS THAT THE APPLICANT WILL BE PRESENTING. I WOULD NOTE, THOSE PLANS ARE NOW PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS COMMITTEE AND THE CITY COUNCIL REVIEWS THE RECORD AS IT EXISTED AND DOES NOT SIT AS A FACT-FINDING BODY TO CONSIDER NEW EVIDENCE FOR THE APPLICANT WANTS TO CHANGE THE PROPOSAL, THE APPLICANT HAS TO GO BACK TO SDCI AND PREVENT PRESENT ITS PROPOSAL. THE APPLICANT’S PROPOSAL DOES NOT CURE THE PROBLEM. WHAT THE APPLICANT WOULD DO IS ESSENTIALLY INCORPORATE INTO LOT TO, THE REAR YARD FROM THE LOT THREE WHICH IS THE SINGLE- FAMILY PALATINE PROPERTY. NOW, IT IS STILL A REAR YARD TO A SINGLE-FAMILY PROPERTY. IT DOES NOT DISAPPEAR BECAUSE SOMEBODY ON A PIECE OF PAPER HAS DRAWN GREEN AROUND IT. THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE IS, IS THE CITY COUNCIL GOING TO ALLOW A DEVELOPER TO TRY TO GET AROUND THE REQUIREMENT FOR A MAJOR TRANSITION BY BUYING ADJACENT SINGLE-FAMILY PROPERTY AND INCORPORATING THE REAR YARD OF THAT PROPERTY INTO THE DEVELOPMENT. THERE IS NOTHING IN THE CURRENT CODE AND THERE IS NOTHING IN THE CODE THAT WAS JUST AN AMENDED, THAT ALLOWS THAT. OPTION ONE DOES NOT COMPLY WITH CODE. IF IT IS ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, I WILL ASSURE YOU THAT THIS MATTER WILL BE BACK IN SUPERIOR COURT BECAUSE THAT JUDGE, THE JUDGE WE HEAR THE ACTION ALREADY EXPRESSES DOUBTS WHETHER THAT PROVIDED A MAJOR TRANSITION. MY FOUR MINUTES IS UP. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT. YOU WILL HAVE FIVE MINUTES. ARE EITHER OF THESE DOCUMENTS — >>THE APPLICANT IS THIS GUY. >>COLD-COCKS, IF YOU ARE READY, WHENEVER YOU ARE READY YOU MAY BEGIN. >>GOOD MORNING. I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT. AS A RESULT OF THE COUNCILS REZONE ACTION LAST YEAR, THIS APPLICANT IS READY TO CONSTRUCT A PROJECT THAT WILL PROVIDE FAMILY SIZE UNITS, RETAIL, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND IS READY TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THE ONLY QUESTION HERE TODAY IS WHETHER THE OPEN SPACE ON THE LOT THREE PARCEL CONSTITUTES A MAJOR PHYSICAL BUFFER UNDER THE CODE. ENTER HERE IS YES. THE COURT FOUND THAT THE OPEN SPACE IN THE LARGER SINGLE FAMILY PARCEL WHICH IS LOT TO HERE IS A MAJOR PHYSICAL BUFFER BECAUSE IT IS PRESERVED. ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS TO THE COURT THEY SAID IT IT WOULD BE COMPLIANCE IF LOT THREE PROVIDES OPEN SPACE THAT BECAUSE A PHYSICAL BUFFER AND IS ALSO PRESERVED IN PERPETUITY JUST LIKE LOT TO IN THE DEVELOPMENT SIDE. THAT IS WHAT THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD ADOPT HERE TODAY. WE ASKED THAT THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE OPTION ONE FINDINGS. IN REVIEWING THE RECORD LOT THREE WAS NOT REALLY DISCUSS AT ALL IN TERMS OF COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION. THE OPEN SPACE WAS ALWAYS INTENDED TO BE CONTINUED U.S. BUT THE PLANS DID NOT DO A VERY GOOD JOB OF DEMONSTRATING THAT THE SPACE SHOULD OPERATE AND BE CONSIDERED AS ONE OPEN SPACE PICK AS A CAR WRECK AMENDED ADVOCATE REQUESTED THE COUNCIL AMEND IT TO ENSURE THAT OPEN SPACE OF BOTH SINGLE FAMILY PUZZLES WOULD REMAIN IN PERPETUITY. SECOND AS THE COAT FURTHER SUGGESTS THAT GET REQUEST THE COUNCIL REQUIRED CHANGES TO THE OPEN SPACE AREA TO MAKE SURE IT FEELS NICE THE LANDSCAPED AND BUFFERS THE PROJECT. WANT TO DIRECT YOU TO A LESSER EXHIBIT NUMBER ONE, THIS IS A REDLINE VERSION OF THE LANDSCAPING PLAN. WHAT WE HAVE DONE HERE IS ILLUSTRATE WHAT THE PLANS COULD LOOK LIKE IF THE COUNCIL COULD REQUIRE THIS. IT DOESN’T NEED TO GO BACK TO SDCI. THE COUNCIL COULD REQUIRE IT AS PART OF ITS FINDINGS, SPECIFICALLY SOME OF THE ELEMENTS TO MAKE THIS MORE CONTIGUOUS WOULD BE TO REMOVE THE DECK AND ABOUT TWO FOOT RETAINING WALL AND REMOVE THE PATHWAY ALONG THE SIDE SO IT FEELS MORE OF A CONTINUOUS OPEN SPACE AND FRAMES AREA SO IT IS MUCH MORE CONTIGUOUS. WITH THIS REVISED OPEN SPACE AND THE FACT THAT THE PROJECT CAN PRISON PRESERVE THIS, IT IS IN COMPLIANCE. WE HAVE A RENDERING OF WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE. THIS IS TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT THAT COULD FEEL LIKE. BECAUSE OF THIS WE DON’T BELIEVE ANY ADDITIONAL TRANSITIONS OR SETBACKS ARE REQUIRED TO ASK YOU TO ADOPT THE FINDINGS AND REJECT THE OPTION TO FINDINGS THAT ARE BEFORE YOU TODAY. THE OPTION TO FINDINGS REQUIRE SETBACKS THAT ARE NOT REQUIRED BY CODE FOR THIS PROJECT AS IT IS ONE DEVELOPMENT SITE. SO TO SELECT THIS OPTION WOULD NOT ONLY RESULT IN LOST UNITS AND REALLY AND NONVIABLE PROJECT HERE, IT EFFECTIVELY MENSA CODE THE AT THAT BUDDHA TO MAKE SETBACKS NOT ABLE TO BE APPROVED AS WHAT WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE SITE WOULD NOT BE REZONED AND THERE WOULD END UP BEING A GAP HERE IN THE ZONING MAP ITSELF. RETURNING TO APPELLANT’S ARGUMENTS QUITE QUICKLY, THEY CLAIMED THE PROPOSED BASE IS REALLY JUST A BACKYARD. THIS IS A RED HERRING. FIRST HOW THIS IS ONE OF THE SITE AND NOTE REAR YARD REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED HERE BECAUSE IT IS ONE DEVELOPMENT SIDE. THE PROPOSED OPEN SPACE ON LOT THREE IS OVER 60% LARGER THAN WHAT WOULD BE REQUIRED IN A 15 FOOT REAR YARD REQUIREMENT IS OUT THERE FINALLY IF THIS WAS AN ACTUAL BACKYARD IT COULD BE FENCED IN THERE WILL BE SINGLE- FAMILY ACTIVITY ALONG WITH THAT. UNDER EMMA JADE THIS PROJECT HASN’T — BECAUSE IT’S NOT UNDER THAT, IT HAS A BETTER OPPORTUNITY TO BE CONSIDERED MULTI FAMILY ZONE. TO SUMMARIZE IN 30 SECONDS, WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO ADOPTED THE OPTION ONE FINDINGS AS AN AMENDED AND AMEND THE BUDDHA TO ENSURE THE OPEN SPACE REMAINS AND IMPLEMENT THE CHANGES WE HAVE DISCUSSED TODAY. AT THE COUNCIL DOES NOT BELIEVE THE OPEN SPACE IS A CITIZEN FISCAL BUFFER, WE REQUEST AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION WHERE THE COUNCIL WOULD ADOPT ALTERNATIVE FINDINGS THAT EITHER REQUIRE REMOVAL OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME OR REBUILDING A AND MOVEMENT OF THE SINGLE-FAMILY ROOM TO PROVIDE MORE OPEN SPACE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. >>WE WILL NOTE RETURN TO THE APPELLANT WHO WILL HAVE ONE MINUTE. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THE TIME UP. >>AS REGARDS THE NOTION OF THE REAR YARD FOR THE PROPERTY BEING A RED HERRING, IT’S NOTHING OF THE SORT. I WOULD ASSUME THAT MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL PROBABLY HAVE LIVED IN SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSES FOR THERE ARE YARD REQUIREMENTS IN SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSES. THE REAR YARD REQUIREMENT IS SOMETHING LIKE 25 FEET. THE DIFFICULTY WITH ACCEPTING THE APPLICANT’S ARGUMENT IS THAT THIS COMMITTEE WOULD ESSENTIALLY BE SETTING A PRECEDENT THAT ANY DEVELOPER WHO WANTS TO AVOID THE REQUIREMENT FOR A MAJOR TRANSITION AND AVOID THE REQUIREMENT FOR PROVIDING OPEN SPACE WOULD DO SUE BY PURCHASING THE ADJACENT SINGLE- FAMILY PROPERTY AND DOING EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING USING THE REAR YARD OF ANOTHER PROPERTY TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT. THAT IS CONTRARY TO CODE. THANK YOU. >>KETIL FREEMAN , WHY DON’T I START, COLLEAGUES, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OPTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTED BY KETIL FREEMAN . THEN DISCUSSED BY BOTH THE APPELLANT AND THE APPLICANT. MY INTENTION TODAY WOULD BE TO PROCEED TO A RECOMMENDATION TOWARDS TRAGEDY SIX TO DRAFT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CODIFY ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT AGREE ON. SO DEPENDING ON THAT FIRST, CAN YOU HELP FRAME THAT UP? WE HEARD FROM TWO DIFFERENT LAWYERS WHO NOT SURPRISINGLY HAD THEIR DIFFERENT VIEWS ON WHAT THE COURT SAID AND I’M CURIOUS IF THAT IS FOR YOU TO HELP CLARIFY OR IF WE SHOULD INVITE PATRICK TO THE TABLE OR IF THAT IS NOT REALLY APPROPRIATE TO ASK HIM QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE JUDGMENT STATEMENT DID OR DID NOT SAY. >>THERE ARE CERTAIN QUESTIONS FOR EXAMPLE THE QUESTION ABOUT A REAR YARD AND THE COMBINED LOT DEVELOPMENT OR NOT. BT A DEVELOPMENT LIKE THIS WHERE THERE ARE MULTIPLE PROPERTIES IN DIFFERENT ZONES, I CANNOT ANSWER OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. IT’S TRUE THAT SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSES HAVE A YARD REQUIREMENT. I’M NOT SURE HOW THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED BY THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT SITE HERE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE JUDGE DIRECTED, I THINK WHAT WE CAN DO IS ASK PATRICK ABOUT THAT. WE CAN ASK THEM IF THEY AGREE WITH PATRICK’S INTERPRETATION OF THE ORDER. >>I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THAT , COLLEAGUES. IF THAT’S OKAY WITH YOU ALL. SPECIFICALLY THERE WAS A, PATRICK WOULD YOU MIND COMING TO THE TABLE? THE COMMENT THAT I HEARD WAS WHETHER THE JUDGE WOULD ALLOW OPTION ONE OR HAS ALREADY SPOKE THAT OPTION ONE BEFORE US, I HEARD THE APPELLANT SAY THAT MY INTERPRETATION WAS THE JUDGE ALREADY SET OPTION ONE IS NOT WHAT HE OR SHE WOULD LIKE TO SEE. I HEARD THE APPLICANT SAY THE OPPOSITE. CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOU SEE IN THE JUDGE’S REMAND, WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT AND FOR HOW THAT WOULD SPEAK TO OPTION ONE OR TWO ? >>I REPRESENT THE CITY IN THIS MANOR IN SPEAKER SUPERIOR COURT. I WILL GIVE YOU A SUMMARY OF THE JUDGE’S ORAL RULING. THE JUDGE HAD NO CONCERNS THAT THREE WAS PART OF THIS SITE. IT WAS A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME AS PART OF THIS PROJECT. THAT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR IN MY MIND. WAS ALSO CRYSTAL CLEAR IN MY MIND IS THE JUDGE HAD A PRIMARY CONCERN THAT THE BACKYARD OF 3 WASN’T PRESERVED IN PERPETUITY. WHAT CAME THROUGH THE INITIAL ORDER, THE REVISED ORDER IS TO LAY OUT FOR YOU FOLKS AND THE COUNCIL AS A WHOLE TO DETERMINE SHOULD YOU STAGGER BACK A PORTION OF THE BUILDING OR PRESERVE THE BACKYARD OF 3 IN PERPETUITY. THAT IS THE TAKE AWAY FOR ME. >>I APPRECIATE THAT PATRICK. THAT HELPS. I WILL RESPECT THAT DIFFERENT ATTORNEYS MAY HAVE DIFFERENT VIEWS ON THAT. WHAT WE HEARD IF I UNDERSTOOD CORRECTLY WAS IF WE CHOOSE OPTION ONE, THIS WILL BE BACK IN COURT WHICH SEEMS RIGHT. IF WE CHOOSE OPTION TWO THE PROJECT IS NOT FEASIBLE MOVING FORWARD. ANYWAYS, COLLEAGUES, I AM BASED ON MY CONVERSATIONS, I HAVE NOT TALKED TO PATRICK BEFORE BUT WITH KETIL FREEMAN WITH THE ADVICE OF PATRICK IS MY UNDERSTANDING IS WHAT PATRICK SAID, MY INCLINATION WOULD BE TO MOVE AHEAD WITH OPTION ONE AND PRESERVED IN PERPETUITY THE OPEN SPACE ON LOT THREE SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID IN LOT TO AND ACHIEVE WHAT I UNDERSTAND THE OBJECT JUDGES OBJECTIVE BUT I AM CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL THINK. >>SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HEARD FROM THE APPLICANT IS THAT IF WE DIDN’T SUPPORT OPTION ONE THAT THEY WOULD PREFER THAT WE ORDER THE BUILDING IN LOT THREE TO BE REMOVED AND THEN LOOK AT THAT PRESERVATION OF OPEN SPACE BECAUSE THEN APPARENTLY BY REMOVING THE HOUSE THE ISSUE OF THERE BEING A REAR LOT BEHIND A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE. SO FOR ME, I QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT IT MAKES SENSE GOING DOWN THAT ROAD IS THE RESULT IS THE SAME. IF THE RESULT IS THE SAME THAT YOU ARE STILL PRESERVING, IT SEEMS LIKE THE APPELLANT’S ARGUMENT IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT THERE IS A STRUCTURE ON LOT THREE. IF THERE WASN’T A STRUCTURE ON LOT THREE THERE WOULD BE NO PROBLEM BECAUSE THERE WOULD NOT BE A REQUIREMENT FOR A REAR LOT. IT TO ME IT SEEMS LIKE A DISTINCTION WITHOUT A DIFFERENCE. I DON’T KNOW THAT IT WOULD BE IN OUR INTEREST TO ORDER THE REMOVAL OF THE BUILDING ON LOT THREE JUST TO COME BACK WITH THE SAME OUTCOME IF THAT MAKES SENSE. >>WHAT I THINK I HEAR YOU SAYING, FOR ME WHEN I LOOK AT THIS TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE IS HARM OR DAMAGE BEING DONE BY THE LACK OF SETBACKS IF YOU WILL ON LOT ONE WOULD BE TO SOMEONE WHO MIGHT LIVE IN LOT THREE. THE PEOPLE WHO OWN LOT THREE AND LOT ONE AND IT’S ALL A SINGLE PARCEL, THAT TO ME AND CLEARLY THEY ARE NOT SAYING IT WOULD BE HARMED BUT WHOEVER MAY CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THE BUILDING ON LOT 30 WOULD KNOW THAT THAT IS A CONDITION. IS NOT LIKE THEY BODY UNDER ONE CONDITION AND NOW IT’S CHANGED AND THERE IS SOME SORT OF DAMAGE. TO ME TO LOSE A UNIT OF HOUSING SEEMS KIND OF SILLY. I WOULD IMAGINE THERE ARE PLENTY IN THE CITY THAT WOULD LOVE TO LIVE THERE DESPITE THE LARGE BUILDING BEING IN THE BACKYARD. IS BETTER THAN NOT LIVING IN A STRUCTURE. SO I HATE TO LOSE A UNIT OF HOUSING FOR THAT SAKE. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ? >>I THINK IT’S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD ISSUE. I AM UNDERSTANDING BASED ON BOTH ARGUMENTS AND THE REVIEW OF THESE MATERIALS AND PATRICK’S REMARKS THAT REALLY COMES DOWN TO TWO ISSUES BASED ON THE REMAND FROM THE SUPERIOR COURT. ONE IS THAT THERE IS A CONCERN THAT EVEN THOUGH THE YARD IS OR COULD BE SUFFICIENT IN TERMS OF THAT BUFFER AND THAT TAPERING, THERE IS CONCERN THAT IT COULD BE DEVELOPED IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IT’S NOT PRESERVED AS OPEN SPACE IN PERPETUITY. I SEE THAT AS A POTENTIAL TECHNICAL ERROR THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED BUT WASN’T. CLEARLY TO ME IT INDICATES THAT PARCEL TO WAS IN THAT PUD A IN SUCH A FASHION AS THE PRESIDENT THAT I FEEL IN THIS CASE TO MAKE A DECISION THAT OPTION ONE IS PROBABLY THE BEST OPTION IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE THAT THAT OPEN SPACE IS RESERVED WITHOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF ANY EXISTING HOUSING UNIT. >>THERE ARE SOME TECHNICAL THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND HERE. THERE ARE PROBABLY SOME ADDITIONAL FINDINGS THAT NEED TO BE MADE HERE. THE DRAFT FOR OPTION ONE SETS OUT ONE ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL FINDING WHICH IS THE GUARD OF THE PROPERTY IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE SAME KIND OF LIMITATION AS THE PARCEL TO THE SOUTH OF IT. THERE IS AN INITIAL CONCLUSION THAT SUPPORTS THAT AS WELL. IT SUPPORTS A NOTION OF GRADUAL GRADATION. IT PROVIDES A PHYSICAL OPEN SPACE BUFFER BETWEEN LAND USES AND ALLOWS HER GRADUAL TRANSITION BETWEEN THE HEIGHT AND SCALE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL ZONE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE PROPERTY AND THE SINGLE-FAMILY PROPERTY PEER THE COMMITTEE HERE, ASSUMING YOU CHOSE OPTION ONE IS CONCLUDING THAT THE 39 FOOT DEEP BUFFER PROVIDED ON LOT NUMBER THREE MEETS THE DIRECTIVE OF THE REZONED CRITERIA FOR TRANSITIONS. >>DELRIDGE, A TECHNICAL QUESTION ON THIS DOCUMENT. I BELIEVE THE APPLICANT SUBMITTED THIS TODAY. IT DISCUSSES REMOVAL OF WALKWAY AND A DECK AND I DON’T KNOW IF THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS, IS THIS SOMETHING THAT’S PART OF THE RECORD THAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT OR NOT? I GUESS MY SECOND QUESTION IS THAT, FOR REMOVAL OF THOSE PROPOSALS ARE THEY SOMETHING WE NEED TO CONTEMPLATE OR WAS THAT JUST SOMETHING THAT WAS SUBMITTED. >>IT DEPENDS HERE ON WHAT THE COUNCIL ULTIMATELY DOES. BUT IN TERMS OF, WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS OUR GIVEN ABOUT WHAT THE APPLICANT WOULD DO TO MEET THE REMAND FROM THE SUPERIOR COURT. SHE SUGGESTED THIS WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK WHICH IS NOT THE COUNCIL’S PRACTICE. WE SOMETIMES MAKE AMENDMENTS BASED ON COUNSEL DECISION-MAKING TO THINGS THAT ARE PROPOSED IN FRONT OF THE COUNCIL. BUT AS A PRACTICAL MATTER, I AM ASSUMING THAT THE COUNCIL ADOPTS OR RECOMMENDS OPTION ONE, PART OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IS I WOULD WRITE A PROPERTIES DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT INCLUDES SOME CONDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF SOME OF THOSE CONDITIONS WOULD HAVE TO DO WITH PROVING OR HAVE TO DO IT ADOPTING AND IMPROVING THE LANDSCAPE PLAN FOR PARCEL NUMBER THREE. >>SO COLLEAGUES, MY SUGGESTION IS IF I HEAR CORRECTLY WOULD BE TO VOTE TO APPROVE OPTION ONE AND GIVE DIRECTION FOR THEM TO PROCEED AS DIRECTED. ARE FOLKS OKAY WITH THAT? HELP ME WITH WHAT I ACTUALLY, WHAT MOTION SHOULD I BE MAKING TO GIVE YOU THAT DIRECTION? >>IF YOU WERE TO MOVE OPTION ONE I THINK YOU CAN DO THAT AND PROVIDE SOME DIRECTION TO ME TO DRAFT A AGREEMENT AND A REVISED DECISION WHICH THE COUNCIL WOULD SUBSTITUTE AT FULL COUNSEL WHEN THIS COMES BACK TO FULL COUNSEL. IF THE APPLICANT DOESN’T AGREE TO ANY CHANGES, THAT THE COMMITTEE REPRESENTS, IT WOULD NOT EXECUTE IT AND IT WOULD NOT PROCEED. BUT IF THEY ARE WILLING TO DO THAT THEN I WOULD NEED TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE FOR A PRIOR REZONED ORDINANCE. >>I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY SO MOVED. >>OKAY WE HAVE A SECOND. >>REMIND ME, BEFORE THIS COMES TO FULL COUNSEL, WILL THERE BE AN AGREEMENT THAT IS ACCEPTED OR DOES THAT COME TO COUNSEL AND THEN THE DISCUSSIONS HAPPEN ABOUT THE PUDA. >> THAT ORDINANCE ACCEPTS THE PROPERTY AGREEMENT. >>I IMAGINE THIS WOULD TAKE AT LEAST A COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR YOU TO DRAFT IT AND HAVE THE BACK AND FORTH. >>IT’S SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE IN FULL COUNSEL IN EARLY MAY. >>SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND BEFORE US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OPTION ONE AND GIVE 1026 DIRECTION. IS THERE ANY FOR THE DISCUSSION ON THIS? >>ONE POINT RELATED TO THE LEGISLATION THAT WE PASSED EARLIER, WE HIGHLIGHTED THE NEED TO HAVE A DISCUSSION AND SOME CLARITY AROUND WHAT A DEVELOPMENT LOT IS. I JUST WANT TO FLAG THAT AS SOMETHING I AM STILL INTERESTED IN AND WOULD LOVE TO LEARN MORE FROM SDCI WHERE WE ARE AT ON THAT. >>I THINK THAT TENTATIVELY IS AN ISSUE WE WILL TEE UP FOR IN THE 2019 BILL WHICH WOULD COME TO US SOMETIME THIS SUMMER. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. THIS IS A UNIQUE SET UP. THERE HAS BEEN SOME COMMENTS TODAY ABOUT PRESIDENTS SETTING OR NOT I THINK THERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT THERE IS A CLARITY ON THAT MAYBE WE CAN FIND SOME CLARITY MOVING FORWARD.’S ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MOTION AS DESCRIBED TO ADOPT OPTION ONE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE . ANY OPPOSED? WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU KETIL FREEMAN. I WILL CONTINUE TO BE POINT ON THIS AS WE WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE SOME NEWS FROM THE LAND USE COMMITTEE. IF IT IS OKAY WITH THE CHAIR, I WILL REMAIN IN OVERSIGHT AT THIS AT LEAST FOUR DISCUSSION WITH COLLEAGUES FOR CONTINUITY SAKE. I WILL ALSO BRING CHAIR JOHNSON UP TO SPEED AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR STEPPING IN AND I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK AND I APPRECIATE EVERYONE HERE. GREAT. WE ARE DONE WITH THAT. NOAH, WOULD YOU MIND READING IN AGENDA ITEM 3? I SHOULD MENTION TO COLLEAGUES AND THE PUBLIC THAT THIS IS STILL A JUDICIAL MATTER, THERE IS A DECISION WILL WILL COME BEFORE COUNSEL BASED ON THE PRESENTATIONS. THIS WILL CONTINUE OVER MONTHS TO COME SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO HONOR THE DOCTRINE OF, I FORGOT WHAT IT IS. THAT DR. AND. UNTIL WE ARE TOLD OTHERWISE AND LIKELY MAY BE SOMETIME. NOW AGENDA THREE. >>COUNSEL AGENDA ITEM THREE, CLERK FILE 119497: AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO MONITORING AND INSPECTING VACANT BUILDINGS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE HOUSING AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE CODE; AMENDING SECTION 22.900F.010 OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE; AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 125704 AND ORDINANCE 125727 TO MODIFY MONITORING FEES AND MONITORING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. >>SO WE DO A QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS. >>PRESENTERS: KETIL FREEMAN, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF; FAITH LUMSDEN, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS. >>DO YOU HAVE ANY OPENING COMMENTS TO MAKE? >>THIS IS IN SOME WAYS A PIECE OF PLANT HAS CAMPING LEGISLATION. I CAN GIVE YOU SOME LEGISLATIVE HISTORY HERE. I THINK YOU ALL ARE PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY BUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO MAYBE WATCHING, IN 2016 OR 17 THE COUNCIL AMENDED THE HOUSING AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE CODE TO STRENGTHEN STANDARDS MAINTAINING VACANT BUILDINGS. THAT TRIGGERED ADDITIONAL LET’S THE PROCESS THAT CULMINATED IN SOME WAYS LAST YEAR IN BUDGET WHEN THE COUNCIL AMENDED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURING VACANT BUILDINGS TO MAKE INSPECTIONS MANDATORY IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS. SO PRIOR TO LAST NOVEMBER, WE HAD DISCRETION TO INSPECT VACANT BUILDINGS TO SECURE THOSE BUILDINGS. LAST NOVEMBER THE COUNCIL PASSED AN ORDINANCE THAT AMENDED THAT THEY CAN’T BUILDING PROGRAM TO MAKE INSPECTIONS MANDATORY FOR BUILDINGS THAT HAVE RECEIVED THREE NOTICES OF VIOLATION FOR VIOLATING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURING VACANT BUILDINGS IF THEY WERE LOCATED ON A LOT WHICH HAD DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL OR IF THEY ARE INCLUDED ON A LIST MAINTAINED BY THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH GENERATED CALLS WERE TO SUCH. THE COUNCIL ALSO AMENDED THE CODE TO ESTABLISH WHAT THE CRITERIA WOULD BE FOR COMING OFF OF THE INSPECTION LIST WHEN BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AND REOCCUPIED. THEY HAVE BEEN INSPECTED FOR CONSECUTIVE TIMES SO ADDITIONAL SECTION +3 SUBSEQUENT INSPECTIONS AND HAD NO CODE DILUTIONS OR IF THEY HAVE GOTTEN A PERMIT TO BE DEMOLISHED . ANOTHER KEY PART OF THE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY IS THAT THE COUNCIL LIMITED THE 2090 BUDGET TO HAVE SDCI AND APPRECIATION AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT THIS CHANGE IN SCOPE. THE COUNCIL ALSO DEFERRED THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGULATORY ORDINANCE THAT THE COUNCIL PASSED AND CHANGES TO THE FEE ORDINANCE TO GET SDCI TIME TO CHANGE ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE PROGRAM. >>THIS BILL IS IN MANY WAYS A HOUSEKEEPING BILL THAT WE INTENDED TO REVISIT SOME OF THE CHANGES MADE IN NOVEMBER. IT MODIFIES FEES FOR INSPECTION TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CODE TO BETTER REFLECT THE COST OF SDCI MAKING THOSE INSPECTIONS . ALLOWS FOR BUILDINGS TO BE ENROLLED AFTER ONLY ONE VIOLATION IF THE VIOLATION IS NOT REMEDIED BY THE COMPLIANCE TEAM AND THE NOTICE OF VIOLATION OR IF THE FIRST VIOLATION IS REMEDIED BUT ANOTHER HAPPENS WITHIN 2 YEARS. THOSE NO LONGER BEING ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM, THEY NEED TO NEGATIVE INSPECTIONS TO DEAL WITH VIOLATIONS. THAT IS MY RECAP AT THE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY. >>FAITH, DO YOU WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD? OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO ELABORATE? >>I THINK THE ONLY THING I WOULD SAY IS COUNSEL MAY RECALL WE HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THIS LAST FALL AND I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT WITH THESE CHANGES AND WITH THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO RESTRUCTURE OUR PROGRAM THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SERIOUSLY COMMIT TO THIS PROGRAM AND MAKE MOST OF IT HAPPEN AND THE ONE PIECE I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE FOR THE COUNCIL IS THAT EVEN WITH THE THREE NEW INSPECTORS AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PAY FOR THOSE POSITIONS SO EVEN WITH THOSE INSPECTIONS AS THE PROGRAM FIRST TAKES OFF, IT DOES CALL FOR A LOT. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MONTHLY INSPECTIONS. WE WILL HAVE TO WORK OUR WAY UP TO THE FULL INSPECTION ROUTINE AND WE WILL GET THERE. IT MAY TAKE US SOME MONTHS TO REALLY GET TO DOING ALL OF THOSE INSPECTIONS MONTHLY. MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHANGES WE MADE. IT’S A CHANGE I HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT BECAUSE IT DOES GIVE SDCI A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY. THEY REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE INSPECTION TO BE MONTHLY AND INSTEAD THERE IS REFERENCE TO THEM BEING SEQUENTIAL >>BECAUSE YOU HAD ASKED FOR SOME FLEXIBILITY BECAUSE IT MAY NOT HAPPEN EVERY MONTH THAT THIS IS SOMETHING I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE TRACKING. WE CAN’T CALL IT A MUCH STRENGTH PROGRAM IF THERE IS SIX MONTHS BETWEEN INSPECTIONS. SO THE EXPECTATION OF A MONTHLY INSPECTION HAS ACTUALLY BEEN REMOVED FROM THE LEGISLATION BUT IT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO TRACK THEIR CAREFULLY PICK >>WE ARE CONSIDERING IT STILL A MONTHLY INSPECTION PROGRAM. THAT IS OUR GOAL. SO FAR AS WE LOOK AT HOW WILL WE IMPLEMENT IT, WE REALLY WANT TO DO THE MONTHLY INSPECTIONS AND BEGIN TO SEE WHETHER WE ARE FINDING LOTS OF THOSE VACANT BUILDINGS WILL FALL OFF THE MONTHLY MONITORING LIST AND WE WILL PICK UP NEW ONES EACH MONTH STARTING PROBABLY FIRST WITH THE NEW ONES THAT ARE COMING INTO THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. WE WILL ALSO BE MANAGING COMPLAINTS IN THE LAST YEAR AGAIN, COMPLAINTS CONTINUE TO GO UP PERHAPS THIS YEAR THEY WILL GO DOWN WITH MORE ACTIVE MONITORING. WE WILL FIND OUT. WE ARE PLANNING TO BE ABLE TO REPORT BACK TO YOU EARLY IN 2020 WITH OUR EXPERIENCES, HOW MANY INSPECTIONS ARE WE ABLE TO COMPLETE, WHAT IS THE RECORD FOR PEOPLE PAYING THEIR MONITORING FEES AND SO ON. >>ONE OTHER POINT I WANT TO MAKE FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC, WHEREAS IT MIGHT READ AS IF A CHANGE IN THE ORDINANCE FOR AN ENROLLMENT TRIGGER GOING FROM WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SAID THREE VIOLATIONS TO ONE VIOLATION. THAT MIGHT BE A BIG CHANGE BUT THAT WAS A CHANGE THAT WAS MADE BECAUSE YOU FAITH CLARIFIED WHAT YOUR BUSINESS PRACTICES WERE, IF YOU WENT BACK AFTER A PREVIOUS VIOLATION THERE WOULD NOT BE ANOTHER VIOLATION ISSUED . THE CASE IS JUST MERELY LEFT OPEN. SO WE DO REQUIRE IN THE ORDINANCE THAT EITHER THERE’S NOT COMPLIANCE WITH THE FIRST VIOLATION BUT IF THERE IS COMPLIANCE AFTER THE FIRST VIOLATION AND YOU KEEP THE CASE OPEN, YOU RETURN TWO TIMES WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE DATE OF THE VIOLATION. >>RIGHT. YOU ARE CORRECT. TO SAVE WHAT IS STILL UNFORTUNATELY A GOOD DEAL OF PAPERWORK WITH REISSUING NOTICES OF VIOLATION, TYPICALLY WE WILL ISSUE ONE AND IF WE NEED TO KEEP THAT OPEN AND WORK UNDER THAT ONE WE DO PLAN TO BE BACK. WE HOPE MONTHLY BUT AT LEAST WITHIN MAYBE A 60 DAY TURNAROUND TIME FOR SOME OF THOSE FOLLOW-UP INSPECTIONS. >>TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND, FAITH, THERE IS A BODY OF WORK OUT THERE THAT WILL NEED TO COME UNDER THIS IF WE PASS THIS. SO THE HOPE WOULD BE THAT THROUGH THE WORK WE DO THAT A BUNCH OF THOSE PROPERTIES WILL COME OFF THE LIST BECAUSE THEY WILL BE COMPLIANCE AND THEN GOING FORWARD AS WE HAVE THE NORMAL DEVELOPMENT FLOW, IT WILL PUBLICLY BE EASIER WITH EXISTING FOLKS TO GET THROUGH THAT WORK ON A REGULAR BASIS. BUT THE BIG WAVE OF STUFF THAT WILL COME THROUGH, YOU’RE JUST ASKING FOR SOME FLEXIBILITY AND RECOGNITION TO BE A LITTLE PATIENT THERE? >>EXACTLY. >>WHEN YOU SAY THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF INSPECTIONS GOT THAT DOES NOT IMPLY TO ME THAT THERE ARE OVER 1000 VACANT BUILDINGS? >>WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE OVER 1000 DEMOLITION PERMITS. NOT ALL THE DEMOLITION PERMIT STRUCTURES ARE VACANT TODAY BUT THEY WILL BE VACANT BEFORE THAT DEMOLITION HAPPENS. WE KNOW THAT MOST OF THE PROBLEM VACANT BUILDINGS TEND TO BE TICKET BUILDINGS THAT ARE IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. WE ARE DOING MONTHLY INSPECTIONS ON THOSE PLUS ANOTHER MAYBE 400 INSPECTIONS PER YEAR FROM COMPLAINTS WITH MONTHLY INSPECTIONS. THAT IS THOUSANDS OF INSPECTIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD. >>CAN I JUST MAKE ONE MORE ADDITION AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO THE QUESTION YOU RAISE? THERE IS, AND I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THIS BECAUSE I THINK IT IS ONE OF OUR OBJECTIVES OF THIS ORDINANCE IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS THAT ARE HABITABLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND VACANT. WE WANT TO INCENTIVIZE DEVELOPERS TO KEEP THOSE BUILDINGS OCCUPIED AND SO THERE IS LANGUAGE IN THE ORDINANCE THAT WE PREVIOUSLY PAST THAT ALLOWS FOR AN EXEMPTION FOR THE MONITORING PROGRAM IF THE DEVELOPER DISSIPATES WITH AN ORGANIZATION THAT PLACES A CARETAKER IN THE RESIDENCE. WE HAVE HEARD FROM AN ORGANIZATION CALL WELD THAT WORKS WITH FOLKS WHO HAVE RECENTLY BEEN RELEASED FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THAT IS ONE SUCH PROGRAM THAT IS FUNCTIONING AND HAS RELATIONSHIPS WITH OVER A DOZEN DEVELOPERS INTENT AND THEY’RE WORKING ON DOING THAT SO THAT WILL HOPEFULLY PROVIDE SOME MORE OF AN INCENTIVE. >>WE HOPE SO. >>FAITH, I APPRECIATE YOUR ONGOING WORK ON THIS WITH COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND WELD. WEALTH IN PARTICULARLY IS DOING SOME AMAZING WORK. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS IS A WIN-WIN. WE CAN APPRECIATE HOW A DEVELOPER WHO IS TRYING TO ACHIEVE TIMING CERTAINTY IN A WORLD WHERE PERMITS ARE CAUGHT THEY TAKE A LONG TIME. BUT AS SOON AS THEY GET IT THEY WILL WANT TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION AND THE PROCESS OF REMOVING TENANTS FROM A PROPERTY CAN BE TIME-CONSUMING. MY UNDERSTANDING IS ONCE THE LONG-TERM TENANTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED WE PROVIDE STABILITY ON THE SHORT-TERM BY WORKING WITH WELD AND OTHER ORGANISMS AND TO HAVE TENANTS IN THEIR BARELY THAT CAN BE MOVED. THEY MOVE IN WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT AT SOME POINT THIS WILL GO AWAY. I AM CURIOUS, ARE WE SEEING MORE AND MORE DEVELOPERS OPT IN TO THAT OR DID NOT REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT? OR IS IT NOT AS PART OF THEIR BUSINESS PLAN? >>YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW THAT I CAN REALLY ANSWER THAT. I DO THINK MORE AND MORE DEVELOPERS ARE IN TOUCH WITH WELD. I KNOW WELD HAS MADE A LOT OF DIRECT CONTACT WITH THAT DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY. I KNOW MARY’S PLACE, THEY TEND TO WORK ON THE LARGER COMMERCIAL PROJECTS AND PUT LOTS OF PEOPLE INTO STRUCTURES. WE AT SDCI HAVE A MONTHLY MEETING WITH A MASTER BUILDING GROUP AND I WILL BE SPEAKING WITH DAN IN MAY ABOUT THE STARTUP OF THIS VACANT BUILDING MENTORING PROGRAM IN JUNE AND WE WILL BE TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE OPTIONS THAT THEY HAVE. IT IS A LONG-STANDING PRACTICE FOR A DEVELOPER WHO HAS GONE THROUGH OR STARTED THAT TENANT RELOCATION PROCESS THAT AS LONG AS THEY ARE TAKING CARE OF THEIR EXISTING TENANTS, SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE WITHOUT, NEW TENANTS CAN MOVE IN AND BE INFORMED THAT THEY MAY HAVE TO MOVE OUT AS SOON AS PERMITS ARE ISSUED. SO THAT IS A LONG-STANDING PRACTICE . BUT IT IS TRUE DEVELOPERS REALLY ARE NOT LANDLORDS AND UNTIL THERE IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY GETS THEIR ATTENTION AT EIGHT MONTHLY MONITORING FEE MAY GET THEIR ATTENTION, WE DO NOT SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE DOING THAT ON THE SMALLER PROJECTS. >>TODAY ARE, ARE THEY PROMOTING EXEMPTION AS WELL AS WELL AND I KNOW THAT WELD THEMSELVES ARE DOING A LOT WITH MASTER ELDERS TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS. >>YES. OUR BROCHURE IS PRETTY HIGH- LEVEL BECAUSE WE WANT TO KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES BEFORE WE SAY YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY DO THIS BUT IT SAYS TALK TO US WITHIN RELOCATION. DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH A NONPROFIT? WHAT IS A CARETAKER? THAT KIND OF STUFF. >>I APPRECIATE THAT OUTREACH WORK YOU ARE DOING AND CONTINUE TO DO. I APPRECIATE WELD AS AN ADVOCATE. I KNOW THEY GO OUT AND TALK TO THE MASTER BUILDERS TO MAKE SURE THEY RUN THE PROGRAM. ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO UPLIFT THAT AND REALLY CREATE AN INCENTIVE STRUCTURE TO DIRECT FOLKS TO THAT. THE BUILDING IS UNINHABITABLE THEN HOWEVER WE CAN STREAMLINE DEMOLITION JUST TO REMOVE THAT HAZARD IS GREAT. BUT SO MANY BUILDINGS ARE HABITABLE AND SOME THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY COULD REALLY USE SOME HOUSING. EVEN FOR A FEW MONTHS AS A TRANSITION. WHILE I KNOW THE DEVELOPERS ARE NOT LANDLORDS, HE PROBABLY ALSO ARE NOT PUTTING UP A PLYWOOD ON A REGULAR BASIS. THERE IS JUST A PERIOD WHERE THE ALTERNATIVE CAN BE A REAL HASSLE FOR THEM. IT CAN BRING ON COSTS. SO HOPEFULLY WE’LL SEE MORE AND MORE OF THEM CHOOSING THIS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT WELD OR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. >>ALL RIGHT. ANYMORE DISCUSSION ON THIS? I APPRECIATE THE WORK TO AMEND THIS, TO BRING BACK THESE CHANGES TO IT. I AM TRYING TO FIND MY SCHEDULE SO I CAN MOVE IT. I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE COUNSEL BILL. ANY OPPOSED? THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS. WE WILL GO THROUGH THIS IN FULL COUNCIL ON MONDAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE WITH US! I WANT TO GET A FAREWELL SPEECH BECAUSE THIS WILL BE MY LAST TIME. I WAS LAND-USE CHAIR FOR COUPLE OF YEARS. TAKE YOU FOR STAFFING THIS. WE WILL BE ADJOURNED. >>[MEETING ADJOURNED]

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