BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, requests have been filed with the department of planning and development for creation of pedestrian transit zones on public sidewalks adjacent to three noncontiguous properties on East First Street:
(a) 31 East First Street: south 100 feet of Lots 13 and 15 except the west 1/2 of Lot 13, Duluth Proper First Division East First Street (Lake Superior Bottle Shop);
(b) 114-116 East First Street: Lot 24, East First Street Duluth Proper First Division (Wabasha Visuals); and
(c) 129 East First Street: Lots 29 and 31, East First Street Duluth Proper First Division (Kozy Bar and Apartments); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 45-4.5 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, the requests were reviewed by the department of planning and development; and
WHEREAS, the department of planning and development finds that the impediments, cited by the applicants, to the free flow of pedestrians in these locations, are consistent with the activity Section 45-4.5 identifies as unreasonably inhibiting pedestrian safety and travel and that the creation of pedestrian transit zones in these locations will further public safety, peace or welfare (reference planning commission File Nos. 05033-05039).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approves the creation of pedestrian transit zones described above and as more particularly delineated on exhibits A, B and C and identified as Public Document No. __________.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city clerk is hereby directed to notify the Duluth police department and the public works and utilities department, a certified copy of this resolution together with a plat showing the portion of the public sidewalk affected; and further that the city public works division be directed to erect the signage specified by code as indicated on the exhibits.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution creates three pedestrian transit zones on the public sidewalks in front of properties located at 31, 114-116 and 129 East First Street.
The department of planning and development finds that the problems, activity and behaviors reported by the applicants are consistent with those recited in the ordinance as rationale for the creation of pedestrian transit zones.
This resolution should have no effect on the tax base.