Agenda Report # 55
WHEREAS, in 1996 the City conveyed to Fieldcrest Mills the right of way to the 1300 block of Front Avenue in exchange for the right of way and construction easements to construct the 13th Street Bridge project; and,
WHEREAS, the redevelopment of the UpTown area has resulted in increased traffic in the area and numerous special events attracting thousands of participants. It is desirable for the City to re-open the 1300 block of Front Avenue for public safety purposes, improve traffic flow in the area and promote further economic development in the area; and,
WHEREAS, the W.C. Bradley Company is planning to develop several properties for commercial purposes in accordance with the Riverfront Masterplan and requires additional property adjacent to existing building to facilitate the development; and,
WHEREAS, the City desires to re-open the 1300 block of Front Avenue for public use upon completion of ongoing construction projects and make certain improvements to the roadway to bring it in compliance with the Front Avenue typical section and current Unified Development Ordinance requirements; and,
WHEREAS, the acceptance of the 1300 block property by the City is conditional upon W.C. Bradley reserving the right to make future alignment modifications at their expense if the adjacent property is development in the future and after the City improvements are completed.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a property exchange agreement with the W.C. Bradley Company, conveying approximately 3,416 sq. ft. of right of way on the south side of 11th Street between Front Avenue and Bay Avenue, and approximately 1,531 sq. ft. of property on Bay Avenue adjacent to the Riverclub to W.C. Bradley and accepting from W.C. Bradley approximately 1.295 acres of property formerly known as the 1300 block of Front Avenue right of way.
Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor