Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

03/10/2015

Agenda Report # 86


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Right-of-way Encroachment for Columbus State University College of Education and Health Professions

INITIATED BY: Department of Engineering

Recommendation: Approval is requested to approve a right-of-way encroachment for a new Columbus State University (CSU) academic building at 1127 Broadway. The encroachment will allow a portion of the building’s subsurface footings to extend into the rights-of-way of Broadway and 12th Street. The encroachment will also allow an attached overhead canopy to extend into the same rights-of-way.

Background: CSU desires to construct a new College of Education and Health Professions building at the southwestern corner of the intersection of Broadway and 12th Street. This site is presently occupied by a portion of the former Columbus Ledger-Enquirerfacility, which will be demolished to allow the construction of the new CSU building.

On January 12, 2015, the Board of Historic and Architectural Review issued a Certificate of Appropriateness to CSU Foundation Properties, Inc., for the purpose of demolishing the Page Building, warehouse, press bay, and loading docks that were part of the Ledger-Enquirer facility.

On January 19, 2015, the Uptown Façade Board issued a Certificate of Appropriateness to CSU Foundation Properties, Inc. for construction of the new academic building with no front setbacks and a canopy encroachment into the Broadway and 12th Street rights-of-way. The building’s eastern face will extend to the western right-of-way margin of Broadway and its northern face will extend to the southern right-of-way margin of 12th Street. In order to adequately support the area of the building placed against the right-of-way boundary, the subsurface footings must encroach into the right-of-way. The maximum encroachment distance for the footings is approximately two feet. The footings for this building will be constructed so they are located entirely below ground and, once the sidewalk has been replaced, will not be visible.

The design of the new building also includes a canopy that will extend approximately six feet from the building face onto the rights-of-way of Broadway and 12th Street and over the sidewalk. The height of the canopy will be approximately 44 feet above the sidewalk. The canopy will extend along both rights-of-way approximately 70 feet to the south and 70 feet to the west from the Broadway/12th Street intersection.

Attached for your review are the following drawings from the architect:
Analysis: N/A

Financial Considerations: There are no financial requirements for the City. All sidewalk demolition necessary to install the building’s footings shall be replaced by the building contractor. There is also a provision in the resolution that the building owner shall remove all encroachments at no cost to the City should the encroachments conflict with any future public improvements within the rights-of-way.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A

Legal Considerations: For the building’s footings and canopies to be constructed as proposed, a permanent encroachment resolution must be approved by Council.

Recommendations/ Actions: Engineering staff recommends Council approve the Resolution as presented.


csu coehp exhibits - 150303.pdfCSU - Ledger Concept.pdfCSU - Ledger Concept.pdf


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PERMANENT ENCROACHMENT ONTO THE WESTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY MARGIN OF BROADWAY AND THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY MARGIN OF 12TH STREET FOR THE EASTERN AND NORTHERN BUILDING FACES OF THE COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS LOCATED AT 1127 BROADWAY A DISTANCE NOT TO EXCEED SIX FEET; AUTHORIZING THE SUBSURFACE CONCRETE FOUNDATION AND THE OVERHEAD CANOPY TO ENCROACH INTO SAID RIGHTS-OF-WAY.

WHEREAS, Columbus State University desires to construct a new College of Education and Health Professions building at 1127 Broadway, which is more specifically located at the southwestern quadrant of the intersection of Broadway and 12th Street; and,

WHEREAS, the current zoning regulations allow the building to be constructed with a zero setback line on both the Broadway and 12th Street sides; and,

WHEREAS, the subsurface footings for the building must extend into the right-of-way on both the Broadway and 12th Street sides in order to provide adequate structural stability; and,

WHEREAS, an overhead canopy is also incorporated into the architectural design of the building that will encroach into the right-of-way on both the Broadway and 12th Street sides; and,

WHEREAS, Certificates of Appropriateness for the canopy encroachment have been issued by the Uptown Façade Board and the Board of Historic and Architectural Review; and,

WHEREAS, the Engineering Department recommends approval of this request, subject to the understanding by all parties that the encroachments shall be removed at no cost to the City if public improvements within the Broadway and/or 12th Street rights-of-way require their removal.

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

That a permanent Encroachment into the western right-of-way margin of Broadway and the southern right-of-way margin of 12th Street is hereby authorized for the eastern and northern building faces of the Columbus State University College of Education and Health Professions, located at 1127 Broadway, a distance not to exceed six (6) feet, such encroachments being the subsurface concrete foundation and overhead canopy, as shown on the attached Exhibits ‘A1’, ‘A2’, and ‘A3’.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.



Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor