Interbay spot zone likely to be voted out of committee Friday

Yesterday a proposed rezone in the Interbay industrial zone to allow the Seattle Storm to build a practice facility, discussed earlier this week in this article, had a public hearing and discussion in the City Council’s Land Use committee. And despite the dubious legality of such a spot rezone, it will likely be voted out of committee on Friday with little to no opposition.

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Mayor’s Office pushing through Interbay rezone for Seattle Storm practice facility

In the waning days of Mayor Durkan’s term as Mayor, her office is driving a rezone of a property in the Interbay industrial zone to allow the Seattle Storm to realize their years-long goal of building a practice facility there. There are only three problems with her plan: it isn’t legal; it places her in violation of the city’s ethics code; and it flies in the face of the substantial efforts to stop the continual paring-down of pieces of Seattle industrial lands — including one effort that Durkan herself commissioned.

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