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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />POSTPONED INDEFINITELY <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-084 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO AMEND THE <br />RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS ON THE HISTORIC SEWARD RAILROAD <br />DEPOT BUILDING, LOCATED AT 501 RAILWAY AVENUE, BY DELET- <br />ING THE PROVISION WHICH RESTRICTS THE USE OF THE BUILDING <br />FOR FOOD OR BEVERAGE SERVICE <br /> <br />WHEREAS, prior to selling the Historic Seward Depot to Chugach Alaska Corporation in <br />1998, the City of Seward placed restrictive covenants on the property; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Section 1. C. of the Restrictive Covenants stipulates that no more than forty <br />percent (40%) of the first level interior floor area of the Seward Historic Railroad Depot Building <br />(excluding restrooms and covered open spaces) may be used for food or beverage service. Floor area <br />shall be measured by square feet and shall be considered used for food or beverage service ifused in <br />any manner to support food or beverage service including, but not limited to, kitchen facilities, seating <br />and waiting areas, counters, cashier stations, server stations, busing stations, dishwashing areas, <br />freezer and refrigeration areas, and related storage; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chugach Alaska Corporation (CAe) has requested that the City amend the <br />covenants to remove the food and beverage service restriction; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the covenants include a provision that they may be amended in whole or in part <br />by the City of Seward; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, prior to CAC's renovation of the Seward Depot, the building was in such <br />neglected condition that it was identified by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation as one <br />of the Ten Most Endangered Properties in 1996; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the restoration of the Seward Depot required a significant capital investment <br />from CAC, and the completed project far exceeded the City's expectations; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, both the Restrictive Covenants and a deed restriction require that the National <br />Register of Historic Places status be maintained by all subsequent owners and successors of the <br />property; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Historic Preservation Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission <br />have recommended City Council approval of CAC's request; <br />