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Contact Person/Phone:

DOF Analyst/Phone:


Mike Estey/684-8132

Jennifer Devore/615-1328


Legislation Title: An ordinance relating to City streets, re-naming the 100-400 blocks of South Atlantic Street to Edgar Martinez Drive South.




Summary of the Legislation:This legislation re-names a segment of South Atlantic Street as Edgar Martinez Drive South.


Background:This legislation would re-name the portion of South Atlantic Street between 1st Avenue South and 4th Avenue South, which is adjacent to Safeco Field.The only affected property owner in this case is the Seattle Mariners (and, hence, the Public Facilities District).No addresses will have to be changed as a result of this action.Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) staff contacted numerous relevant public safety and utility agencies, including the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Fire Department, Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, and the Washington State Department of Transportation, none of which expressed any concerns with the proposed change.


City representatives also contacted officials from the freight, trucking, and industrial communities about the proposed name change to ensure that any issues related to wayfinding are addressed.Because of Mr. Martinezís high public profile and popularity, numerous private citizens and sports fans have expressed interest in paying the cost of manufacturing and installing any new signs that are needed.SDOT has established a reimbursable account for this effort, and anticipates that any costs to manufacture and install the signs will be fully reimbursed.


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__x_††† This legislation does not have any financial implications. (Stop here and delete the remainder of this document prior to saving and printing.)

††††††††††† The costs to install signage for the street name change will be reimbursed by other parties and no new appropriation authority will be required.