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File #: 19-8404   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 11/13/2019
Posting Language: S.P. 2192 - Resolution recommending the closure, vacation and abandonment of an improved portion of Burwood Lane Public Right of Way in City Council District 1, as requested by Somerset Academy, Inc., for a fee of $21,100.00. Staff recommends approval. (Jesse Quesada, (210) 207-6971, Jesse.Quesada@sananatonio.gov, Transportation & Capital Improvements Department)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Letter of Agreement, 3. Resolution, 4. Survey
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements

STAFF COORDINATOR: Jesse Quesada, Senior Management Analyst, (210) 207-6971, jesse.quesada@sanantonio.gov

COUNCIL DISTRICT IMPACTED: Council District 1

SUBJECT:

Real Estate Disposition: Closure of an improved portion of Burwood Lane Public Right of Way


SUMMARY:

A Resolution recommending the closure, vacation and abandonment of an improved portion of Burwood Lane Public Right of Way in City Council District 1, as requested by Somerset Academy, Inc., for a fee of $21,100.00.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Somerset Academy, Inc. (Petitioner) is requesting to close, vacate and abandon an improved portion of Burwood Lane Public Right of Way adjacent to New City Block 11693 in Council District 1, as shown in Exhibit "A". The public right of way closure consists of 0.16 of an acre (7,044 square feet). Petitioner purchased the abutting property adjacent to the proposed closure in August, 2018 and discovered during the due diligence that the proposed closure was not part of the property. The proposed closure area is striped and has been used for parking prior to Petitioner acquiring the property. All the abutting property owners have consented to the closure. The North Shearer Hills Neighborhood Association was canvassed and has approved the request with no conditions.

If approved, Petitioner plans to replat its adjacent property with the closure and continue to use it for parking. Only school employees and visitors use the property. Petitioner's adjacent property operates as a charter school has been in operation since August, 2019. The property previously operated as the FEAST School (Family Educators Alliance of South Texas). This was the headquarters/campus for kids who are home schooled. They would meet there for testing, sports and extra-curricular activities. FEAST was there since about 2001. Only School employees and visitors use the property for parking. Somerset Academy, Inc. is part of ...

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