01-0149R

RESOLUTION VACATING PORTIONS OF WEST MICHIGAN STREET LOCATED BETWEEN GARFIELD AVENUE AND 18TH AVENUE WEST (DULUTH BUILDING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY/NORTHSTAR FORD).

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

        WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of portions of West Michigan Street legally described as:
                The south half of Michigan Street adjacent to the northerly boundary of Lot 266, Block 19; and
                All of Michigan Street adjacent to Lots 268, 270, 272 Block 19, Lot 274 Block 18, Lots 268, 270, 272 Block 33 and Lot 274, Block 34, including that portion abutting 17th Avenue West; and
                The north 17 feet of Michigan Street adjacent to and southerly of Lots 276, 278 and 280, Block 34; all in Duluth Proper, Second Division; and

        WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 100 of the City Charter and Article IV of Chapter 45 of the Duluth City Code, 1959 as amended, such petition was duly referred to the city planning commission, and such commission gave due notice of public hearing and did consider same in public hearing; and

        WHEREAS, the city planning commission approved unanimously the street vacation petition at its February 13, 2001, meeting;

        NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation of that portion of West Michigan Street described above, and as more particularly described on Public Document No. _______.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the right-of-way being vacated be retained as a utility easement.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED , that the city clerk is hereby directed to record, with the register of deeds and/or the registrar of titles of St. Louis County, Minnesota, a certified copy of this resolution together with a plat showing the portion of the Michigan Street to be vacated and the portion retained as utility easement.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution vacates a portion of Michigan Street between 16th and 18th Avenues West. The purpose of the vacation is to make private improvements within the vacated right-of-way, redevelop and renovate the adjacent auto dealership and other property which will include some, as of yet undetermined related improvements. The areas being vacated as roadway will be retained as utility easements.

The city planning commission unanimously approved this vacation petition at its regular meeting on February 13, 2001.

Date Filed: December 15, 2000
Action Deadline: April 20, 2001