Reason The action to abandon a portion of East 16th Street will remove excess right-of-way that will be created as a result of the East 16th Street
realignment project at Parkwood Avenue, as shown on the Highland Park Mill rezoning petition ( 2016-029), and approved by Council on May 16, 2016. This project will create a more symmetrical intersection by aligning the northernmost part of East 16th Street up to the southernmost section. Furthermore, the attached Resolution contains a contingency statement that voids this abandonment, should the realignment of East 16th Street not occur.
Reason The petitioner is currently constructing a new town home community where the alleyway will no longer be needed for access. Instead new
driveways and access points will be created as part of the overall site plan. Furthermore, this development is not part of a recent rezoning petition as it meets the current R-22 Multi-family zoning requirements.
Reason This abandonment request is consistent with rezoning petition 2016-134, which was approved by Council on April 24, 2017. As part of this
rezoning plan, a new street connection from Joy Street to Bullard Street will be constructed; therefore, allowing the unopened right-of-way to be abandoned and serve as a buffer to the existing neighbors.