Initiated by: Merideth Hildreth
Ordinance 15-10, City of Roswell Subdivision Code Article 2 Section 4. Vacation of Plats A. General states the following. “The vacation of any tract, parcel or lot located in a subdivision or part thereof, or the vacation of any street, alley, or other public use may be initiated by the owner or owners of said tract, parcel or lot, or by the owner or owners immediately adjacent to said street, alley or other public grounds. The request for any such vacation shall be submitted in the like manner as that for applications for minor subdivisions.”
Ordinance 15-10, City of Roswell Subdivision Code Article 4 Section 3(A)(6) states, “The City Council shall act to approve or disapprove the application for final plat approval within thirty-five (35) days from the date of the final submission of the plat.” The Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing on February 23, 2021 to review Zoning Case 21-002 VAC to vacate the alley right-of-way. The Commission has forwarded the Horn Replat with a recommendation of approval to the City Council.
The property owner of 703 S Kentucky Avenue is requesting the City of Roswell vacate an alley right-of-way located adjacent to 703 S Kentucky Avenue to allow the property owner to consolidate the owner’s two lots on the north and south sides of the alley right-of-way with the alley right-of-way. The City owns the 20’ wide by approximately 75’ long alley right-of-way located on the east side of the 700 Block of S Kentucky Avenue which dead-ends at the Hondo River. Utility companies and the City’s Public Works Department and Solid Waste Department provided written statements indicating no utilities or facilities in the alley right-of-way and no issues with vacating the alley.