Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess talks about City Council’s role in the process of bringing back the Sonics in this bonus episode of Seattle Growth Podcast.
Just today, February 8th, Chris Hansen’s investment group submitted a new proposal for their arena in the Sodo neighborhood. The group’s original request for the vacation of a block of Occidental was turned down by City Council. This new proposal promises 100% private funding, a joint scheduling agreement, and the condition that the vacation will be valid only if a team is secured.
Prior to this proposal submitted today, I had the opportunity to sit down with City Councilmember Tim Burgess. He gave insight into how City Council will approach the process of paving way for an NBA-ready arena.