Agenda Item #

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

07/08/2014

Agenda Report #


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Deletion as Public Streets
Segments of Levy Road and Elvan Avenue


INITIATED BY: Engineering



Recommendation: Approve the attached ordinance deleting segments of Levy Road and Elvan Avenue as Official City Streets and declaring them surplus for disposal in accordance to the City Charter.

Background: The Columbus Development Authority is working with the Housing Authority to assemble parcels of land located southeast of Benning Drive, north of Melrich Avenue and east of Victory Drive to be developed as a Walmart Superstore. The property includes the old Baker High School site which has segments of Levy Road and Elvan Avenue running thru the site.

Analysis: To assist this development, the City is deleting the segments of Levy Road and Elvan Avenue as public streets to be disposed of by deeding the street rights-of-way to the Development Authority.

Financial Considerations: Should the two road segments remain in place, it would prevent the properties from being assembled to allow this development to proceed.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The City will not receive any direct financial payment for the streets.

Legal Considerations: The City will receive tax revenue from this development and products sold.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the deletion of the street segments of Levy Road and Elvan Avenue as public streets and authorization the declaration as surplus for disposal.