Town of Chapel Hill header
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: [21-0528]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/5/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Open a Public Hearing to Consider Closing an Unimproved and Unpaved Portion of Mitchell Lane Public Right-of-Way.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. Closure Request Email from Adam Zinn, 3. Exhibit of Requested Closure, 4. GS_160A-299, 5. Staff Presentation, 6. Council Questions with Staff Response
Related files: [21-0382]

title
Open a Public Hearing to Consider Closing an Unimproved and Unpaved Portion of Mitchell Lane Public Right-of-Way.
body

Staff:
Department:
Lance Norris, Director
Public Works
Chris Roberts, Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure


Overview: The owner of 502 Gomains Avenue has requested that an unimproved and unpaved portion of Mitchell Lane public right-of-way (ROW) be closed. This ROW is approximately 10 feet wide and 90 feet long. It is located at the north side of Mitchell Lane's intersection with Gomains Avenue. The house located at 502 Gomains Avenue sits partially within the ROW.

The public ROW continues 60 feet north of the portion of ROW requested to be closed, so it would be isolated by the requested closure; therefore, Town staff recommend closing this additional 60 feet of public ROW as part of this request.

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 open a Public Hearing to consider closing an unimproved and unpaved portion of Mitchell Lane public right-of-way. 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 June 9th public hearing. On June 23rd, the Council may take action on the requested closure.

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

Key Issues:
* The Town owns the property adjacent to the east of 502 Gomains Avenue and the subject ROW. As there is no use for this ROW, staff recommends giving this portion of the ROW to the owner of 502 Gomains Avenue.
* The Town-owned property northeast of 502 Gomains Avenue and adjacent to the subject ROW will be re-combined with the Town-owned property adjac...

Click here for full text