01-0414R

RESOLUTION DENYING THE VACATION OF WEST 14TH STREET SOUTH ON PARK POINT (ANDERSON-EDMUNDS).

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

        WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of West 14th Street South, legally described as: 14th Street adjacent to Lots 99 and 101, St. Louis Avenue, and Lots 100 and 102 Minnesota Avenue, Upper Duluth; 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 unanimously denied the vacation petition at its May 23, 2001, meeting;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth denies the vacation of 14th Street described above, based upon the following findings:
        (a)     The vacation petition is inconsistent with city council Resolution 90-0191 entitled: "RESOLUTION ADOPTING A CITY POLICY FOR PARK POINT STREETS RIGHTS-OF-WAY";
        (b)     Existing utilities must be preserved within easements, affecting the northerly 40 feet of the 60 foot wide street easement;
        (c)     Until the development of St. Louis Avenue and the Duluth Boat Club project are completed, and the function of 14th Street is fully understood, the vacation of this street is premature.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution denies the vacation of South 14th Street on Park Point.  The city planning commission unanimously denied this vacation petition at its regular meeting on May 23, 2001.

Date petition received: April 25, 2001
Action deadline: July 24, 2001