This afternoon, the Council was updated on the current status of negotiations with OVG on the renovation of Key Arena. It also advanced legislation to establish historic landmark controls on Key Arena and the adjacent Bressi Garage.
This morning, the Council got an update on what’s happened with planning for OVG’s remake of Key Arena since the city and OVG signed their MOU.
Earlier this week, the city released its draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed renovation of Key Arena by the Oak View Group. The document is 321 pages, with another 306 pages of appendices. Here’s a guide to what it says, and how you should let the city know your thoughts.
Also, we learn what a “woonerf” is.
That didn’t take long.
This afternoon the National Hockey League announced that a consortium was given permission to apply for an NHL expansion team to be located in Seattle.
This morning the Council’s Committee on Civic Arenas met to discuss the proposed MOU with Oak View Group for renovating Key Arena, and in the end they moved it a big step forward.
Thursday morning, the Council’s Select Committee on Civic Arenas meets to continue its discussion on the proposed MOU with Oak View Group and to have a first round of deliberations on possible amendments to the agreement.
Lots of goings on today…
Yesterday the Council had its first public hearing on the draft MOU with Oak View Group to renovate and operate Key Arena.
Buried in all of today’s chaos over the Mayor’s resignation was the release of the draft MOU between the city and Oak View Group for the redevelopment and operation of Key Arena. It was supposed to be announced at a joint press conference this morning, but that event was hastily cancelled after the news broke about the Mayor’s latest accuser. Nevertheless, the MOU was indeed published and sent to the Council for deliberations and approval.
Here’s what it says.