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File #: 17-1524   
Type: Real Property Sale
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/9/2017
Posting Language: An Ordinance authorizing the closure, vacation and abandonment of a 2.740 acre unimproved portion of Blackberry Drive and Lealand Drive public right-of-ways in Council District 7 for a fee of $120,678.00 as requested by Caliburn Capital. [Peter Zanoni, Deputy City Manager, Mike Frisbie, Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Form, 2. MAP_Blackberry_Lealand, 3. Plantation Park on Wurzbach, 4. Wurzbach_Site Plan 01-25-17, 5. Blackberry-Lealand ROW_Contracts Disclosure Form, 6. Blackberry-Lealand ROW_Form 1295, 7. Blackberry-Lealand ROW_LofA, 8. FIELD NOTES_Blackberry-Lealand ROW, 9. SURVEY_Blackberry_Lealand, 10. Temp Access Blackberry Lealand, 11. DrafT Ordinance, 12. Ordinance 2017-03-09-0155
DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements



SUBJECT: Disposition: ROW Closure (Unimproved portions of Blackberry Drive and Lealand


An ordinance authorizing the closure, vacation and abandonment of 2.740 acres of unimproved portions of Blackberry Drive and Lealand Drive public right-of-ways in Council District 7, as requested by Caliburn Capital, for a fee of $120,678.00.


Petitioner, Caliburn Capital, purchased approximately 28 acres of undeveloped property near Wurzbach Road, south of Bandera. The petitioner plans to develop a market-rate, multi-family development including limited access gates, a resort-style pool, an amenities center and grill house, community walking trail and dog park. The development will be completed in two phases. Phase I will include approximately 264 units of one, two and three bedroom floor plans with attached or detached garages. Construction is anticipated to begin late March/early April 2017 and is estimated for completion in October 2018.

Within the proposed development are two 'paper streets' - public right-of-ways that were platted, but never developed. The petitioner submitted a request to the City to close, vacate and abandon its interest in the two unimproved right-of-ways, Blackberry Drive and Lealand Drive. The petitioner owns the property surrounding the proposed closures. The request was reviewed by City Departments/Utilities and received conditional approval. The request is for a total of 2.740 acres (119,384 square feet) of unimproved public right-of-way. If approved, the property will be incorporated into the development of multi-family housing. The value of the closure, $120,628.00, was determined by averaging the surrounding land values as determined by the Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) as provided under Chapter 37-2. (g) (2). Petitioner agreed to the terms and fees ...

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