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File #: 18-0281    Version: 0 Name: City Streets - Closing - A Portion of South Washington Street
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 9/17/2018 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action: 2/25/2019
Enactment #: 19-222
Title: City Streets - Closing - A Portion of South Washington Street For the purpose of condemning and closing a portion of South Washington Street, extending from Aliceanna Street southerly 90 feet to the southernmost extremity of it, as shown on Plat 344-A-60A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: City Streets - Closing
Attachments: 1. 18-0281~1st Reader, 2. Planning 18-0281, 3. DOT 18-0281, 4. BDC 18-0281, 5. Law 18-0281, 6. HCD 18-0281, 7. 18-0281~3rd Reader, 8. Completed File_18-0281
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/25/20190 City Council Enacted, pursuant to Baltimore City Charter, Art. IV, Sec. 5(c)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/20190 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20190 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20190 Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/20180 Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/20180 Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 The City Council Refer to Baltimore Development Corporation  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 The City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Planning  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20180 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20180 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 Transportation)                                            

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

title

City Streets - Closing - A Portion of South Washington Street

For the purpose of condemning and closing a portion of South Washington Street, extending from Aliceanna Street southerly 90 feet to the southernmost extremity of it, as shown on Plat 344-A-60A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.

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By authority of

Article I - General Provisions

Section 4

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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 Transportation shall proceed to condemn and close a portion of South Washington Street, extending from Aliceanna Street southerly 90 feet to the southernmost extremity of it, and more particularly described as follows:

 

Beginning for Parcel No. 1 at the point formed by the intersection of the west side of South Washington Street 70 feet wide, and the south side of Aliceanna Street 70 feet wide, the point of beginning being distant Easterly 300.0 feet, more or less, measured along the south side of Aliceanna Street from the point formed by the intersection of the south side of Aliceanna Street and the east side of South Wolfe Street 60 feet wide; thence crossing South Washington Street Easterly 70.0 feet to intersect the east side of South Washington Street; thence departing from the south side of Aliceanna Street and binding on the east side of South Washington Street Southerly 90.0 feet, more or less, to the southernmost extremity of it; thence binding on the southernmost extremity of South Washington Street Westerly 70.0 feet to the west side of South Washington Street; thence binding on the west side of South Washington Street Northerly 90.0 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning.

 

 

Containing 6,300 square feet or 0.145 acres of land, more or less.

 

As delineated on Plat 344-A-60A, prepared by the Survey Section and filed on April 20, 2018, in the Office of the Department of Transportation.

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That the proceedings for the condemnation and closing of a portion of Aliceana 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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.