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File #: 17-1918    Version: Name: 12/18/17 - DTE Curb Cut on Huron Parkway
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/5/2018 Final action: 2/5/2018
Enactment date: 2/5/2018 Enactment #: R-18-043
Title: Resolution to Approve Construction of an Additional Drive Approach on Huron Parkway, South of Hubbard Street to Service the DTE Apex Substation
Attachments: 1. City of AA Letter for Curb Cut-Final.pdf, 2. 1964 Huron Parkway.pdf, 3. DTE-Apex driveway_location map.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Construction of an Additional Drive Approach on Huron Parkway, South of Hubbard Street to Service the DTE Apex Substation
Memorandum
In the City Council meeting on September 14, 1964, City Council approved a resolution regarding the design of Huron Parkway, including the number and location of curb cuts. The adopted resolution states that Council must approve "any changes in either the number or location of curb cuts in the Huron Parkway."

Additional curb cuts along Huron Parkway have been approved by City Council through the approval of the site plans including their respective curb cuts. DTE Energy has approached the City with a request to construct a curb cut on the west side of Huron Parkway, south of Hubbard Street to provide access to their new Apex Substation. This substation will be constructed on property owned by the University of Michigan, which is not required to follow the City's site planning process. Therefore, as this curb cut will not have an associated site plan approval by City Council, the attached resolution to approve this additional curb cut is presented for your consideration.

Steep slopes prevent constructing the curb cut along Hubbard Street to meet DTE Energy maximum slope requirements for their maintenance vehicles, making it necessary to place the curb cut on Huron Parkway. City staff have reviewed the detailed design of the curb cut and found it to comply with City Code and the Public Services Standard Specifications.

The attached resolution will authorize City staff to approve a Right-of-Way Permit to construct a curb cut to serve the DTE Apex Substation.

Budget/Fiscal Impact
This work will be constructed by DTE as part of the Apex Substation project, and thus will have no fiscal impacts to the City of Ann Arbor.
Staff
Prepared by: Nicholas Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
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