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File #: 14-0292    Version: 2 Name: Resolution of Intent to Vacate 7ft. Wide Strip of Ellsworth
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/20/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/3/2014 Final action: 3/3/2014
Enactment date: 3/3/2014 Enactment #: R-14-074
Title: Resolution of Intent to Vacate a Seven-Foot Wide Strip of East Ellsworth Road Near the Corner of South State Street, and to Accept in Its Place a Grant of Easement for Nonmotorized Use (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Ellsworth partial vacation drawing.pdf
Related files: 14-0513
Title
Resolution of Intent to Vacate a Seven-Foot Wide Strip of East Ellsworth Road Near the Corner of South State Street, and to Accept in Its Place a Grant of Easement for Nonmotorized Use (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
In 2013, 3965 South State Associates, L.L.C. granted to the City a 50-foot wide easement for public right-of-way (“ROW”) adjacent to 3975 South State Street and 590 East Ellsworth Road. This easement was anticipated to allow the possibility of widening Ellsworth to five lanes and permit installation of a sidewalk to fill a sidewalk gap on this property. Belle Tire currently has a site plan pending approval at 590 East Ellsworth, however the proposed building lacks sufficient setback space due to the width of the previously granted public ROW. The Planning Department has indicated that if a 7-foot wide strip of public ROW in front of 590 East Ellsworth were vacated and replaced with an easement for non-motorized use, then the setback requirements of City Code would be satisfied and the City would retain the ability to install the sidewalk as originally planned. The Systems Planning Department concurs that this approach is acceptable.

Approval of this resolution announces the City’s intent to vacate the described 7-foot wide strip and serves as notification that City Council will hold a public hearing on this vacation on April 7, 2014. A resolution to approve the vacation and accept in its place the easement for nonmotorized use also will be scheduled and placed on the April 7, 2014 Council agenda. In the meantime, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing and provide a recommendation to Council regarding the vacation. A map indicating the area proposed for vacation and replacement with an easement for nonmotorized use is attached.
Staff
Prepared By: Christopher Frost, Assistant City Attorney
Approved By: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, There has been presented to the City of Ann Arbor a written request seeking the vac...

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