Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

10/23/2018

Agenda Report # 40


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Sidewalk Variance for 4306 15th Avenue

INITIATED BY: Department of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested authorizing a variance to City Code Section 7.10.1 delaying the construction of sidewalk along the right of way frontage at 4306 15th Avenue until sidewalks are installed on adjacent properties.

Background: McCown Hall Properties, LLC is developing commercial property at 4306 15th Avenue. The project will include an office building and warehouse. There are currently no sidewalks in the area.

Analysis: The developer of the project has requested delay in the installation of the sidewalk until such time sidewalk is added to the adjoining properties. In addition, there are existing trees that would have to be removed in order to construct new sidewalk.

Financial Considerations: There are no financial impacts to the City.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Public Works would be required to maintain sidewalk if they were required and constructed.

Legal Considerations: A variance to City Codes involving public right-of-way requirements must have Council approval.

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested authorizing a variance to City Code Section 7.10.1 delaying the construction of sidewalk along the right of way frontage at 4306 15th Avenue until sidewalks are installed on adjacent properties.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A VARIANCE TO THE CITY SECTION 7.10.1 DELAYING THE REQUIREMENT FOR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY FRONTAGE AT 4306 15TH AVENUE UNTIL SIDEWALK IS CONSTRUCTED ON ADJOINING PROPERTIES.

WHEREAS, construction plans have been submitted for an office building and warehouse at the aforementioned property; and,

WHEREAS, the developers of the property has requested a variance to City Code Section 7.10.1 which requires the construction of a 5 ft sidewalk as part of new construction; and,

WHEREAS, there are existing trees within the right of way that would have to be removed in order to construct the sidewalk.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That a variance be granted to City Code Section 7.10.1 for the construction of sidewalks at 4306 15th Avenue, to allow the installation of sidewalks for this development be postponed until additional sidewalks are constructed on adjoining properties as specified by the City Engineer. This variance is granted on the condition that the property owner or its successors shall convey by deed or easement sufficient property for sidewalk purposes and shall pay for such improvements.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the day of , 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting _____________.
Councilor Baker voting _____________.
Councilor Barnes voting _____________.
Councilor Davis voting _____________.
Councilor Garrett voting _____________.
Councilor House voting _____________.
Councilor Huff voting _____________.
Councilor Thomas voting _____________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting _____________.
Councilor Woodson voting _____________.




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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor