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File #: 210107.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/17/2021 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 11/4/2021 Final action: 11/18/2021
Title: Vacation of Public Right-of-Way - Portions of the 50ft wide SW 8th Lane located in the 900 Block of SW 8th Lane (B) Ordinance No. 210107 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, to vacate, abandon, and close certain portions of a public right-of-way located in the 900 block of SW 8th Lane, as more specifically described in this ordinance; providing directions to the City Clerk; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 210107A_draft ordinance_20211104, 2. 210107B_PB_21_00063_SVA_SW8thLN_StafReport_withAppendices_2021104, 3. 210107C_PB-21-00063 SVA SW 8th LN_20211104, 4. 210107_ROW Vacation City Commission Meeting_20211104, 5. 210107_Ordinance Final_20211118, 6. 210107_Ordinance Final Recorded_20211118
title
Vacation of Public Right-of-Way - Portions of the 50ft wide SW 8th Lane located in the 900 Block of SW 8th Lane (B)

Ordinance No. 210107

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, to vacate, abandon, and close certain portions of a public right-of-way located in the 900 block of SW 8th Lane, as more specifically described in this ordinance; providing directions to the City Clerk; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

recommendation
The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
STAFF REPORT

This ordinance was privately initiated and requests to vacate portions of the 50ft wide SW 8th Lane right-of-way (ROW) that abut three tax parcels (15569-004-000, 15568-008-000, and 15572-000-000) located in the 900 block of SW 8th Lane. Portions of the ROW are unpaved with tree and shrub vegetation, specifically the State of Florida/UF portion of the ROW at the end of SW 8th Lane. All property owners for the abutting properties have signed the application requesting the ROW vacation. The ROW to be vacated is approximately 0.15 acres in total, with the total length of the proposed ROW vacation being approximately 134 ft.

Per Section 30-3.41 of the Land Development Code, the City Commission may vacate a public right-of-way only upon its finding that the criteria in both 1 and 2 as provided below have been met:

1. The public right-of-way no longer serves a public purpose and the vacation of the public right-of-way is in the public interest, which shall be based on a consideration of the following:
a. Whether the public benefits from the use of the subject right-of-way as part of the city street system;
b. Whether the proposed action is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan;
c. Whether the proposed vacation is consistent with the minimum block size requirements and other applicable street connectivity standards;
d. Whether the proposed action would deny access to private prop...

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