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File #: 1950-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To accept a limited warranty deed for parcels of real property to be used as road right-of-way; to dedicate these parcels as public rights-of-way; and to name said rights-of-way as public roadways as described within this Ordinance. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. 201607220094805 Par 24 31
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This Ordinance provides for the City to accept deeds for parcels of real property, to dedicate the parcels as road right-of-way, and to name the parcels as public roadways to comply with Ohio Revised Code Chapter 723.03. Passage of this Ordinance also exempts the property deeded to the City from property taxes.

From time to time, various parcels of land are deeded to the City of Columbus for public street and/or alley purposes. One such example when this occurs is streets included in the Columbus Thoroughfare Plan. Streets listed within the Plan have a pre-defined amount of required right-of-way. If that right-of-way width is lacking for a particular property, then the additional right-of-way must be deeded to the City when that property is sold or is being redeveloped. Another example is when developers install sidewalks, turn lanes, etc., on a property within the public right-of-way. The City requires such improvements to be located entirely within the public right-of-way. If any part of such improvements are outside of the public right-of-way, the developer must deed that part of the land to the City. Many of the deeded amounts are for very small pieces of land. All of the deeded land transactions go through the City Attorney's Office. Ohio Revised Code Chapter 723.03 requires that property proposed for use as a public street or alley must be accepted and dedicated as public right-of-way by an ordinance specifically passed for such purpose.

While performing capital improvements for the Poindexter Village Roadways Phase 2 project, portions of real property owned by the City of Columbus located at 240 Champion Avenue, Franklin County Parcel Number 010-001408, need to be dedicated as right-of-way for roadway purposes to accommodate the improvements contemplated by this project. Current plans indicate Parcel 24-WD1, 0.245 acre, and Parcel 31-WD1, 0.032 acre, will need to be dedicated for this purpose to dedicate the propert...

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