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File #: [21-0233]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 3/24/2021 Final action: 3/24/2021
Title: Consider Closing a Portion of an Unmaintained and Unimproved Monroe Street Public Right-of-Way.
Attachments: 1. Monroe Street Requested Closure Plan, 2. GS_160A-299, 3. A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A REQUEST TO CLOSE A PORTION OF AN UNMAINTAINED AND UNIMPROVED PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY ON MONROE STREET (2021-03-24/R-10)
Related files: [21-0141]


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Consider Closing 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.

The right-of-way closure will be presented as part of the Columbia Street Annex development presentation (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. The public hearing was held October 7, 2020, November 18, 2020 and closed February 24, 2021.
* All publication and posting requirements of this statute have been met.

Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt a resolution to close an unmaintained and unpaved public right-of-way portion of Monroe Street.

Fiscal Impact/Resources: The Town did not maintain this right-of-way, so there is no cost to the Town.

Key Issues:
* The closure will isolate one property, which is currently accessed via a private driveway to the paved portion of Monroe Street. The developer has propos...

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