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File #: 15-0535    Version: 0 Name: City Streets - Closing - Worcester Street
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 5/11/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/23/2015
Enactment #: 15-415
Title: City Streets - Closing - Worcester Street FOR the purpose of condemning and closing Worcester Street, extending from CSX Transportation Railroad Right-of-Way Southeasterly 301.6 feet, more or less, toward Ridgely Street, as shown on Plat 214-A-14A in the Office of the Department of General Services; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: City Streets - Closing
Attachments: 1. 15-0535~1st Reader, 2. DGS 15-0535, 3. BDC 15-0535, 4. Planning 15-0535, 5. City Solicitor 15-0535, 6. HCD 15-0535, 7. DOT 15-0535, 8. 15-0535~3rd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/26/20150 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/20150 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20150 City Council Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20150 Housing and Community Development Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/3/20150 Housing and Community Development Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20150 Housing and Community Development Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20150 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20150 The City Council Refer to Baltimore Development Corporation  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20150 The City Council Refer to Dept. of General Services  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20150 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20150 The City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20150 The City Council Refer to Planning Commission  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20150 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20150 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
      * WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
      THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
      INTRODUCTORY*
 
      CITY OF BALTIMORE
      COUNCIL BILL           
                                                                                                                                                            
Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Department of General Services)                                         
      A BILL ENTITLED
 
AN ORDINANCE concerning
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City Streets - Closing - Worcester Street
FOR the purpose of condemning and closing Worcester Street, extending from CSX Transportation Railroad Right-of-Way Southeasterly 301.6 feet, more or less, toward Ridgely Street, as shown on Plat 214-A-14A in the Office of the Department of General Services; and providing for a special effective date.
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BY authority of
  Article I - General Provisions
  Section 4
    and
  Article II - General Powers
  Sections 2, 34, 35
  Baltimore City Charter
   (1996 Edition)
 
  SECTION 1.  BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, That the Department of General Services shall proceed to condemn and close Worcester Street, extending from CSX Transportation Railroad Right-of-Way Southeasterly 301.6 feet, more or less, toward Ridgely Street, and more particularly described as follows:
 
Beginning for Parcel No. 1 at a point on the Northeast side of Worcester Street (formerly Carey Street), 66 feet wide, the point of beginning being distant Northwesterly 144.5 feet, more less, from the intersection of the northwest side of Ridgely Street with the northeast side of Worcester Street; thence crossing the existing right-of-way of Worcester Street, Southwesterly 66.0 feet, more or less, to intersect the Southwest side of Worcester Street; thence binding on the Southwest side of Worcester Street, Northwesterly 301.6 feet, more or less, to intersect the Southeast side of the CSX Transportation Railroad Right-of-Way; thence binding on the right-of-way, Northeasterly 66.9 feet, more or less, to intersect the Northeast side of Worcester Street; thence binding on the Northeast side of Worcester Street, Southeasterly 291.1 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning.
 
 
As delineated on Plat 214-A-14A, prepared by the Survey Control Section and filed on January 5, 2015, in the Office of the Department of General Services.
 
  SECTION 2.  AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, That the proceedings for the condemnation and closing of Worcester Street and the rights of all interested parties shall be regulated by and in accordance with all applicable provisions of state and local law and with all applicable rules and regulations adopted by the Director of General Services and filed with the Department of Legislative Reference.
 
  SECTION 3.  AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, That after the closing under this Ordinance, all subsurface structures and appurtenances now owned by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore continue to be the property of the Mayor and City Council, in fee simple, until their use has been abandoned by the Mayor and City Council. If any person wants to remove, alter, or interfere with them, that person must first obtain permission from the Mayor and City Council and, in the application for this permission, must agree to pay all costs and expenses, of every kind, arising out of the removal, alteration, or interference.
 
  SECTION 4.  AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, That no building or structure of any kind (including but not limited to railroad tracks) may be constructed or erected in or on any part of the street closed under this Ordinance until all subsurface structures and appurtenances owned by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore have been abandoned by the Mayor and City Council or, at the expense of the person seeking to erect the building or structure, have been removed and relaid in accordance with the specifications and under the direction of the Director of General Services of Baltimore City.
 
  SECTION 5.  AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, That after the closing under this Ordinance,  all subsurface structures and appurtenances owned by any person other than the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore shall be removed by and at the expense of their owners, promptly upon notice to do so from the Director of Public Works.
 
  SECTION 6.  AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, That at all times after the closing under this Ordinance, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, acting by or through its authorized representatives, shall have access to the subject property and to all subsurface structures and appurtenances used by the Mayor and City Council, for the purpose of inspecting, maintaining, repairing, altering, relocating, or replacing any of them, without need to obtain permission from or pay compensation to the owner of the property.
 
  SECTION 7.  AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, That this Ordinance takes effect on the date it is enacted.
 
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