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File #: CPC V 19-00094    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 10/23/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/14/2020 Final action: 1/14/2020
Title: Ordinance No. 19-103 vacating a sixteen-foot public right-of-way adjacent and between Lot 11 & Lot 12, Block 4, Skyway Park Addition No. 1, City of Colorado Springs consisting of 0.05 acres. Presenter: Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Development Department Rachel Teixeira, Planner II
Attachments: 1. ORD_VROW_SkywayAlley, 2. EXHIBIT A - LEGAL DESCRIPTION, 3. EXHIBIT B - SITE PLAN, 4. Signed Ordinance 19-103.pdf

Title
Ordinance No. 19-103 vacating a sixteen-foot public right-of-way adjacent and between Lot 11 & Lot 12, Block 4, Skyway Park Addition No. 1, City of Colorado Springs consisting of 0.05 acres.

Presenter:
Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Development Department
Rachel Teixeira, Planner II

Body
Summary:
Applicant: Alessi and Associates Inc. on behalf of the property owner, Andy Phelps
Location: Alley between 1106 and 1108 S. Skyway Boulevard properties

The applicant, Alessi and Associates, and the property owner of Lot 12, 1106 S. Skyway Boulevard, are requesting that the City of Colorado Springs vacate the sixteen-foot right-of-way between Lot 11 and Lot 12 (Exhibit B). The alley was never constructed and dead-ends into the rear of Lot 9, 1107 Neptune Drive.

Background:
The alley was originally platted as part of Skyway Park Addition No. 1 (Figure 1) in January of 1952. This plat has a number of alleys (similar to the alley under review) that extend from the street to the rear of the property, but do not connect to another public alley. Each lot is platted with an 8 side yard easement, which would total 16 ft. when two lots back to each other.

The property owner of Lot 12, 1106 S. Skyway Boulevard is requesting that the sixteen foot right-of-way between Lot 11 and Lot 12 be vacated. The existing single-family dwelling structure from Lot 12, 1106 S. Skyway Boulevard encroaches into the alley and has existed this way for approximately thirty years. The vacation of the alley will bring the residence on Lot 12 into compliance and remove the encroachment. The alley in question was not developed for vehicular travel and does not serve for any transportation or access value.

Planning staff sent the plans to the standard internal reviewing agencies for comments, and they are in support of the vacation request. Those commenting agencies included Colorado Springs Utilities, Traffic Engineering, City Engineering Development Review, Water ...

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