04-0510R

RESOLUTION VACATING THE ALLEY BETWEEN BLOCKS 7 AND 8 OF HUNTERS GRASSY POINT ADDITION, THIRD DIVISION (KOSKI/WKK, INC.).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of the alley described as the alley between Blocks 7 and 8, Hunters Grassy Point Addition, Third 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 by a unanimous vote the vacation petition at its July 13, 2004, meeting (Reference File No. 04060).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation of the alley between Blocks 7 and 8 of Hunters Grassy Point Addition, Third Division, and as more particularly described on Public Document No. _________.

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


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution vacates the alley northwest of Grand Avenue between Sherburne Street and 69th Avenue West.

The purpose of the vacation is to allow the applicant to consolidate land in his ownership in the area for the construction of an apartment building. The applicant owns all of the lots adjoining the requested vacation.

The planning commission held a public hearing on June 23, 2004, and tabled the matter seeking more input. The planning commission held another public hearing on July 13, 2004, and approved this vacation by a unanimous vote.