Alley AbandonmentMiller J A Subdivision & Beaver F T Addition, Block49: Fred Griffin• Miller J A Subdivision & Beaver F T Addition, Block 49: Fred Griffin, a request to abandon an alley right-of-way as described below:• One of two segments of an alley rights-of-way: a 20 x 140 segment running north to south between Lots 1-5 and Lot 6 in Block 49 of the Beaver F T Addition and Miller J A Subdivision.Two (2) notifications were sent. None were returned.
Looking at the subject alley Ficklin Road Looking North on Ben from W Avenue A
OptionsThe City Council may:• Approve the alley abandonment as presented;• Approve the alley abandonment subject to conditions; or• Deny the alley abandonment.
Staff Recommendation• City staff recommended approval with conditions of the alley abandonment.• Planning Commission recommends approval with conditions of the abandonment by an unanimous vote of 6-0.
History & BackgroundGeneral Information• General Commercial / Heavy Commercial (CG/CH);• Partially paved, driveway access to surface parking;• Alley formed with the replat of the Miller J A Subdivision in 1926;• City-owned vacant land, surface parking, police department secondary location and vacant Mexican restaurant.
Analysis – Basis for Recommendation• Since public and private utilities exist in the alley, it would have to remain open and unobstructed; – Or, unless the infrastructure is relocated at the applicants’ expense;• With the items listed above, staff found the alley is deemed unusable and not beneficial for the city to continue to maintain;• Abandoning the alley would not affect the general public or emergency service vehicles.
Water and sewerlines and a mainlocated in Alley 1
Proposed Conditions• If abandoned, the alley would have to maintain an open and unobstructed easement of the alley for utilities.• Another hydrant would have to be placed near the alley if new development occurs in the area.