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File #: CPC V 19-00158    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 12/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Ordinance No. 20-7 vacating a public right-of-way described as the northern-most ten feet of E. Vermijo Ave. between S. Weber St. and S. Wahsatch Ave. within The Town of Colorado Springs consisting of 0.087 acres. Presenter: Ryan Tefertiller, Manager, Urban Planning Division Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Community Development Department
Attachments: 1. VROW_ORD_VermijoAvenue, 2. Exhibit A - Vermijo Ave ROW Legal Description, 3. Exhibit B - Vermijo Ave Vacation Plat, 4. Signed Ordinance 20-7.pdf

Title
Ordinance No. 20-7 vacating a public right-of-way described as the northern-most ten feet of E. Vermijo Ave. between S. Weber St. and S. Wahsatch Ave. within The Town of Colorado Springs consisting of 0.087 acres.

Presenter:
Ryan Tefertiller, Manager, Urban Planning Division
Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Community Development Department

Body
Summary:
Applicant: Classic Consulting Engineers and Surveyors, LLC
Owner: City of Colorado Springs
Location: E. Vermijo Ave. between S. Weber St. and S. Wahsatch Ave.

The applicant, developer, and adjacent land owners request the vacation of northern-most ten feet of E. Vermijo Ave. between S. Weber St. and S. Wahsatch Ave. Vermijo Ave. was platted nearly 150 years ago as a 140 foot wide right-of-way. As the City has designed and developed improved streetscapes for Vermijo a few blocks to the west using a 120 foot wide cross-section, it has been determined that the northern- and southern-most ten feet of the right-of-way should be vacated as adjacent properties are developed. This portion of the right-of-way is not needed for vehicular travel and serve no transportation, access or utility value.

Background:
The right-of-way for Vermijo Ave. in the City's core was established nearly 150 years ago as part of the original Town plat. At 140 feet wide, the right-of-way provides ample space for transportation, parking, utility, and drainage purposes. However, the excess width also creates challenges in urban design and public space maintenance. As the City began designing and improving the Vermijo right-of-way a few blocks to the west near the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame, the decision was made that the appropriate width for Vermijo Ave. was 120 feet; this allowed considerable space for vehicles, pedestrians and utility purposes, while also reducing the cost for improvements and maintenance compared to the historic 140 cross section. The additional ten feet ...

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