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RESOLUTION GRANTING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY FOR A BUS SHELTER ON THE GRAND AVENUE RIGHT OF WAY FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 330 NORTH 57TH AVENUE WEST.
BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, Section 45-4.1 of the Duluth City Code allows for the city council by resolution to authorize the placement of objects or materials on public sidewalks or boulevard areas where the council finds such objects will not substantially interfere with pedestrian traffic and that the placement of such objects is beneficial to the public welfare; and

WHEREAS, the Duluth Transit Authority has requested permission to place a bus shelter, which will encroach upon public right-of-way, on the south side of Grand Avenue at the intersection of 57th Avenue West, adjacent to Lot 3 Block 4, Spirit Valley Division, as shown on city council Public Document No. ________; and

WHEREAS, as per Section 45-4.1, the city planning commission has reviewed this request, considered comments and recommendations and recommends the placement of this bus shelter.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth hereby finds that the placement of a bus shelter by the Duluth Transit Authority on public right-of-way located at the intersection of 57th Avenue West and Grand Avenue, as described in city council Public Document No. _________ will not substantially interfere with pedestrian traffic and that the placement of such objects is beneficial to the public welfare.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Duluth Transit Authority is hereby permitted to place a bus shelter at the intersection of 57th Avenue West and Grand Avenue, as described in city council Public Document No. ________________.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution grants an obstruction of sidewalk permit to the DTA to locate a bus stop shelter just west of the intersection of Ramsey Street and Grand Avenue.  The Planning Commission unanimously approved this resolution at its January 11, 2000, meeting.

In approving the resolution, the commission considered the following findings:

i) The shelter is located at a site where the sidewalk is 14 to 18 feet in width. It will not interfere with pedestrian traffic.
ii) The placement of bus shelters are beneficial to the public in the Duluth climate. The location is supported by SVCNDA and WAB&CC.