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File #: [20-0017]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/29/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 1/8/2020 Final action: 1/8/2020
Title: Open the Public Hearing and 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. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. Closure Request Letter from George Retschle, Ballentine Associates, including Draft Plat, 3. Exhibit of Requested Glen Lennox Drive Right-of-Way Closure, 4. NC Statute 160A-299, 5. Staff Presentation, 6. Council Questions with Staff Response, 7. A RESOLUTION CLOSING A PORTION OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ON GLEN LENNOX DRIVE BETWEEN FLEMINGTON ROAD AND FORDHAM BOULEVARD (2020-01-08/R-4)


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Open the Public Hearing and 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 agreement approved the construction of a 215-unit apartment building at the southwest corner of the intersection of Brandon Road and Flemington Road. The project includes transportation improvements on Fordham Boulevard, including constructing a new road, Glen Lennox Drive, and two partial traffic control signals to allow left-hand turn movements from southbound Fordham Boulevard onto Brandon Road, and onto Glen Lennox Drive. The intersection of Fordham Boulevard and Glen Lennox Drive will not act as a four-way traffic control signal.
The original design of Glen Lennox Drive included a median, non-protected bike lanes, and a crosswalk at the intersection with Fordham Boulevard. In addition, the original design included a right turn onto Hayes Road, which presented possible conflict points for pedestrians, bicycles, and motorists. The original design was plated and recorded with the Orange County Register of Deeds Office. Since the original design, the Glen Lennox design team increased their focus on bicycle and pedestrian amenities and removing as many conflicts as possible. This included removing the right turn onto Hayes Road, adding protected bike lanes, removing the median, and shortening the crosswalk at the intersection of Fordham Boulevard. These changes narrowed the public right-of-way from 96' to 79'. Glen Lennox Apartments, LLC is the sole adjacent property owner and requests that the Town of Chapel Hill close the remaining 17 feet of unnecessary right-of-way.
Once a plat has been recorded indicating the property lines and right-of-way, a formal process must be followed to close...

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