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File #: CPC V 19-00168    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 1/14/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: An ordinance vacating the public right-of-way described as a portion of the Brookside Williamsons alley within The Town of Brook Side subdivision and the Williamson's Addition to Ivywild subdivision consisting of 0.043 acres. Presenter: Ryan Tefertiller, Manager, Urban Planning Division Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Community Development Department
Attachments: 1. VROW_BrooksideWilliamsonAlley, 2. Exhibit A - Brookside Alley Vacation Legal Description, 3. Exhibit B - Brookside Alley Vacation plat, 4. Figure 1 - Brookside Alley Aerial Photo, 5. Signed Ordinance 20-13.pdf

Title
An ordinance vacating the public right-of-way described as a portion of the Brookside Williamsons alley within The Town of Brook Side subdivision and the Williamson's Addition to Ivywild subdivision consisting of 0.043 acres.

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

Body
Summary:
Applicant: Whitehead Engineering, LLC
Owner: City of Colorado Springs
Location: South of E. Brookside St., West of S. Nevada Ave., North of E. Navajo St., and East of S. Tejon St.

The applicant, developer, and adjacent land owners request the vacation of a historically platted but never developed alleyway within the South Nevada Urban Renewal Area. This segment of public right-of-way was conveyed for public use in 1891 as part of The Town of Brook Side and in 1906 as part of the Williamson's Addition to Ivywild. The alleyway runs east/west and though it connects to a functional alley to the east, to the west it terminates within the Cheyenne Creek channel. The vacation will allow the adjacent land to develop consistent with the goals for the area. This portion of the right-of-way is not needed for vehicular travel and serves no transportation, access or utility value.

Background:
The right-of-way for the subject alleyway was established more than 110 years ago as part of two of the original plats for the Ivywild area. It varies in width with roughly 43 feet to the east being a 16-foot-wide right-of-way while the remainder of the alley to the west (roughly 193 feet) is only 8 feet wide. It does not appear as if the alley has functioned as such to the adjacent properties in modern history. The buildings on the adjacent properties were demolished beginning around 2016 shortly after adoption of the South Nevada Urban Renewal District.

The proposed vacation provides increased development potential for the adjacent property owners. Applications to develop a total...

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