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File #: [19-0965]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 10/29/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 11/20/2019 Final action: 11/20/2019
Title: Call for a Public Hearing for January 8, 2020 to Consider a Request to Close a Portion of the Public Right-of-Way on Glen Lennox Drive between Flemington Road and Fordham Boulevard.
Attachments: 1. Closure Request Letter from George Retschle, Ballentine Associates, including Draft Plat, 2. Exhibit of Requested Glen Lennox Drive Right-of-Way Closure, 3. NC Statute 160A-299, 4. A RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO CLOSE A PORTION OF THE GLEN LENNOX DRIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY BETWEEN FLEMINGTON ROAD AND FORDHAM BOULEVARD (2019-11-20/R-3)


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Call for a Public Hearing for January 8, 2020 to Consider a Request to Close a Portion of the Public Right-of-Way on Glen Lennox Drive between Flemington Road and Fordham Boulevard.
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Staff:
Department:
Lance Norris, Director
Public Works
Chris Roberts, Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure

Mike Wright, Senior Engineering Coordinator


Overview: The Glen Lennox Development includes the construction of a new road, Glen Lennox Drive. The original design of Glen Lennox Drive connected to Fordham Boulevard and included a median and non-protected bike lanes. To help with safety, the median was removed to allow for a shorter crosswalk at the intersection of Fordham Blvd. and to add protected bike lanes on Glen Lennox Drive. The narrower roadway allows the public right-of-way to be narrowed from the currently platted 96' width to 79' wide. We are therefore requesting the Town of Chapel Hill to close the unnecessary right-of-way.

North Carolina General Statute Sec. 160A-299 sets the process for closing public rights-of-way (see copy attached). The steps outlined in this report and the attached resolution follow the statutory requirements.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the resolution to call a Public Hearing for January 8, 2020 to consider closing a portion of the public right-of-way on Glen Lennox Drive between Flemington Road and Fordham Boulevard.

Fiscal Impact/Resources: Impacts to future investments are unknown.

Key Issues:
* The sole adjacent property owner is Glen Lennox Apartments, LLC, who is requesting the closure.

Where is this item in its process?





Attachments:

*?Resolution

*?Closure Request Letter from George Retschle, Ballentine Associates, including Draft Plat

*?Exhibit of Requested Glen Lennox Drive Right-of-Way Closure

*?NC Statute 160A-299


















































A RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO CLOSE A PORTION OF THE GLEN LENNOX DRIVE RIGHT-OF...

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