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File #: [20-0126]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 11/27/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 2/19/2020 Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: Call for a Public Hearing for April 1, 2020 to Consider a Request to Close a Portion of an Unmaintained and Unimproved Public Right-of-Way of Monroe Street.
Attachments: 1. Submitted Monroe Road Closing Request 8-27-19, 2. NC Statute 160A-299, 3. Council Questions with Staff Response, 4. A RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO CLOSE A PORTION OF AN UNMAINTAINED AND UNIMPROVED PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY OF MONROE STREET (2020-02-19/R-4)


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Call for a Public Hearing for April 1, 2020 to Consider a Request to Close a Portion of an Unmaintained and Unimproved Public Right-of-Way of Monroe Street.
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Staff:
Department:
Lance Norris, Director
Public Works
Chris Roberts, Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure


Overview: The developer of the Columbia Street Annex development, CH Hotel Associates Limited Partnership, proposes to close approximately 150' of an unmaintained and unimproved portion of Monroe Street. The 30' wide public right-of-way starts at its connection to the South Columbia Street right-of-way and extends west. This closure will disconnect the current Monroe Street right-of-way from South Columbia Street. The developer will dedicate a new easement providing reasonable access to the right-of-way at Columbia Street. The dedication will be required before the right-of-way closure.

The Columbia Street Annex SUP is currently under review (SUP #18-039).

More information about this project may be found at:
https://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/planning/development-activity-report/columbia-street-annex-2017

North Carolina General Statute Sec. 160A-299 sets the process for closing public rights-of-way, requiring the Council to adopt a resolution declaring its intent to close the public right-of-way and to call a public hearing. The resolution will be published once a week for four successive weeks before the hearing. A notice of the closing and public hearing will be posted in a least two places along the right-of-way.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the resolution to call a Public Hearing for April 1, 2020 to consider a request to close a portion of an unmaintained and unimproved public right-of-way of Monroe Street.

Fiscal Impact/Resources: Closing of this right-of-way does not create costs to the Town since it was not being maintained.

Key Issues:
* CH Hotel Associates Limited Partnership, the Columbia Street Annex developer, req...

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