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File #: CPC V 19-00044    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 7/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/10/2019 Final action: 9/10/2019
Title: Ordinance No. 19-58 vacating a public right of way of an east-west running alley located south of Lot 13 in the Bristols Subdivision of Blocks 229 and 231 Addition No. 1 in the City of Colorado Springs consisting of 0.034 of an acre. (Legislative) Presenter: Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Community Development Matthew Fitzsimmons, Planner II, Urban Planning Division
Attachments: 1. V_ROW_ORD_418EWillamette, 2. Exhibit A - Legal Description, 3. Exhibit B - Vacation Plat, 4. Signed Ordinance 19-58.pdf


Title
Ordinance No. 19-58 vacating a public right of way of an east-west running alley located south of Lot 13 in the Bristols Subdivision of Blocks 229 and 231 Addition No. 1 in the City of Colorado Springs consisting of 0.034 of an acre.

(Legislative)

Presenter:
Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Community Development
Matthew Fitzsimmons, Planner II, Urban Planning Division

Body
Summary:
Applicant: Andrew Jahnke
Owner: City of Colorado Springs
Location: Alleyway directly south of 616 N. Corona Street

This project includes a single alleyway that was originally dedicated to the City of Colorado Springs as part of the RC Bristol subdivision in 1874. The Applicant, Andrew Jahnke, along with two of his neighbors who are directly adjacent to the subject alleyway are requesting that the City of Colorado Springs vacate the right of way between their properties. These homes are located at 418 E. Willamette Ave, 612 N. Corona Street, and 616 N. Corona. The proposed application vacates the east-west running alley which is located directly south of 616 S. Corona Street and is 10' wide by 150' long.

Previous Council Action:
On August 27, 2019, City Council approved this ordinance on first reading with a vote of 8:0:1:0.

Background:
The Applicants are requesting the vacation of the right of way so that they can secure their rear and side property from vagrants and loitering high school students. Once the alley is vacated and secured, the issues that they are currently experiencing are expected to subside. The alley has limited functionality for vehicles given that it is only 10' wide and hemmed in on both sides by a 6' tall privacy fence, a retaining wall and structures at or near the property line. One or two medium-sized trees are currently growing in the alleyway, further restricting vehicular access. The adjacent residents have used both sides of the alleyway as additional parking since it does not function as a through way.

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