File #: 2007-0371    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2007 In control: Hearing Examiner
On agenda: Final action: 4/28/2008
Enactment date: 5/6/2008 Enactment #: 16081
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the vacation of a portion of 56th Avenue South, File V-2584; Petitioner: Peter J. Christensen.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Julia Patterson
Indexes: Vacation
Attachments: 1. 2007-0371 3- V2584 title only 56 Ave S - Site Map.JPG, 2. 2007-0371 5 - V2584 Appeal 56th Ave S - Fiscal Note.xls, 3. 2007-0371 DOT report.doc, 4. 2007-0371 Hearing Notice.doc, 5. 2007-0371 transmittal letter.doc
Clerk 04/23/2008
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the vacation of a portion of 56th Avenue South, File V-2584; Petitioner: Peter J. Christensen.
1. A petition has been filed requesting vacation of the west thirty feet of the 56th Avenue South right-of-way abutting and adjacent to the petitioner's property.
2. The department of transportation notified the various utility companies serving the area, standard stakeholders and the city of Federal Way for comments. There is development potential in the neighborhood and the department of transportation has been advised to retain key north-south rights-of-way until such time as it is determined that they are no longer useful to the public road.
3. Through the stakeholder review process, the city of Federal Way has requested that King County not divest public interest in the subject right-of-way.
4. For the reasons stated above, the department of transportation could not consider the subject portion of the right-of-way, as petitioned, useless as part of the county road system or that the public would benefit by the return of this unused area to the public tax rolls and recommended that the petition be denied.
5. The petitioner filed an appeal with the clerk of the council. The petition was referred to the hearing examiner to conduct a public hearing and to provide a recommendation based on testimony received at the hearing and the department of transportation's report.
6. During the public hearing process, the department of transportation agreed to revise their recommendation to allow for a smaller portion of the right-of-way to be vacated, beyond the minimum required right-of-way width for a residential street.
7. The subject vacation area is located within the city of Federal Way's Potential Annexation Area. Therefore, the department of transportation was advised to meet the requirements of the city's road standards. The city's engineer recommended approval whi...

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