Form revised: December 14, 2010

 

FISCAL NOTE FOR NON-CAPITAL PROJECTS

Department:

Contact Person/Phone:

DOF Analyst/Phone:

Planning and Development

Marshall Foster/684-8413

Joe Regis/685-0087

 

Legislation Title:

A RESOLUTION concerning public spaces on the Central Waterfront; establishing a Central Waterfront Committee to advise the City on designing, developing and managing a series of premiere public spaces on the Central Waterfront and the broader connections necessary to reconnect the Central Waterfront to the City.

 

 

Summary of the Legislation:

 

This legislation establishes the Central Waterfront Committee (CWC) to advise the City on creating a series of premiere public spaces along the Central Waterfront in connection with the Alaskan Way Viaduct Seawall Replacement Program (AWVSRP) and the broader Waterfront Initiative, as defined in the CWC Charter attached to this resolution. The Charter defines the CWCs specific responsibilities, including advising the Mayor and City Council on matters related to the overall design and development of the Citys Central Waterfront Project (CWP), and ensuring that it is consistent with the principles and policies established for the waterfront by the Mayor and City Council. Ultimately, the CWC will recommend a successor entity or entities that will enter into more formal agreements with the City related to the development, management and operations of new public spaces on the Central Waterfront.

 

Background: (Include brief description of the purpose and context of legislation and include record of previous legislation and funding history, if applicable):

 

The purpose of this legislation is to create the Central Waterfront Committee which will provide overall public oversight during the design and development of the Central Waterfront Project. Civic projects of this scale require meaningful collaboration with a range of partners and civic organizations to be successful.

 

History of Key Actions related to the Central Waterfront:

         In 2004, through Resolutions 30664 and 30724, the City established guiding principles for reclaiming the Central Waterfront and reconnecting it with downtown, calling for making public use a primary objective for redeveloping the Central Waterfront, linking the waterfront with inland areas so that each area reinforces the other and contributes to a cohesive Downtown, and engaging the public in the decision-making process;

 

         In 2006 DPD published the Waterfront Concept Plan that provided concepts for reclaiming the Central Waterfront for public use consistent with Resolution 30664, including locations for public open spaces, environmental improvements, and connections to the downtown core;

         In 2009, the City established through Ordinance 123142, the Central Waterfront Partnerships Committee (CWPC), to advise the City on issues relating to designing, developing and managing a series of premiere public spaces on the Central Waterfront, and specifically to recommend effective models for the formation of a civic partnership to oversee the successful creation of these public spaces on the Central Waterfront.

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Resources to staff the CWC in 2011 are currently available as part of the staff level of effort associated with the CWP in DPD, Parks and SDOT. Resources needed to continue the CWCs work are included in the Adopted 2011-2012 Budget.