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File #: [20-0867]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Held
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 12/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Close the Public Hearing to Consider a Request to Close a Portion of an Unmaintained and Unimproved Monroe Street Public Right-of-Way.
Attachments: 1. Monroe Street Requested Closure Plan, 2. GS_160A-299
Related files: [20-0578], [20-0674], [20-0761], [20-0811], [21-0141]


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Close the Public Hearing to Consider a Request to Close a Portion of an Unmaintained and Unimproved Monroe Street Public Right-of-Way.
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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, CH Hotel Associates Limited Partnership, proposes to close approximately 150' of an unmaintained and unimproved portion of Monroe Street. This closure is needed to relocate the entrance of the development on South Columbia 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 requesting party must record and file a full public access easement per the submitted plan with the Orange County Register of Deeds before the subject right-of-way is removed from the plat of the Columbia Street Annex property.

This right-of-way public hearing will be presented as part of the Columbia Street Annex development public hearing (Project Number #18-039).

This process followed the two requirements of North Carolina General Statute Sec. 160A-299:
* Council adopted a resolution declaring its intent to close the public right-of-way and to call a public hearing.
* All publication and posting requirements of this statute have been met.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council close the Public Hearing to consider closing the unmaintained and unpaved public right-of-way portion of Monroe Street. Under the recently enacted legislation authorizing public hearings at remote meetings, public comment may continue to be submitted into the hearing record for 24 hours after the December 9th public hearing. On January 13th, the Council may take action on the requested closure.

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