OA 13-04 / Right-of-Way Abandonments November 13, 2013 General Plan Conformity Report
Although the parcel has a Pool Street address, it does not have frontage on Pool
Street. The Assessor’s Parcel Map indicates the parcel has
75 feet of width (frontage) along a portion of the unimproved Ninth Street right-of-way that lies to the west of Pool Street. The parcel has 105 feet of depth. The northeast property corner is 75 feet west of the corner of Ninth (unimproved) and Pool Streets. Please refer to Attachment 2 which identifies the applicants
parcel as well as the right-of-way abandonment area requested by the applicants. As shown on Attachments 1 and 2, the applicants have a 12 feet wide access easement that extends across the south side of the adjoining parcel located at 875 Pool Street (APN 025-051-06). A copy of the Grant Deed describing the
exclusive easement for roadway and public utilities” has been submitted
and is included with the application materials. The applicants provided a supplemental letter which is also included with the application materials and sets forth the reasons for the abandonment request: 1.
The Ninth Street right-of-way that lies north of our property is already essentially abandoned. There are no existing improvements in that right-of-way and constructing a new road in that area would be nearly impossible. Refer to the attached photos. 2.
Our property has a nice, flat, easily accessible 12 foot wide easement along the south edge of our neighbor that leads to Pool Street. This will provide a nice and safe access to a public road.
It should be noted that at the City’s direction, the applicant modified their
abandonment request to include the portion of the unimproved Ninth Street right-of-way that lies between their parcel and Pool Street. This portion of right-of-way extends across the north side of 875 Pool Street which is developed with a single family dwelling. The unimproved Ninth Street right-of-way between Pool Street and Spurr Street (unimproved) is only 25 feet wide according to City records.
The area of the City’s proposed Ninth Street
and Harlie Street right-of-way
abandonment lies to the west of the applicants’ request.
Please refer to Attachment 1 which identifies both areas proposed to be abandoned. The City of Lakeport believes the additional Ninth Street abandonment area makes practical sense at this time due to the narrow (25 feet) right-of-way width and
the area’s steep topography.
Harlie Street is an unimproved 50 feet wide by 140 feet long right-of-way that extends south from a portion of Ninth Street proposed to be abandoned.
GENERAL PLAN CONFORMITY ANALYSIS:
The portion of Ninth Street between Pool and Spurr Streets as well as Harlie Street were dedicated to the public for road right-of-way on the Central Park Addition town map (1 T/M 26) which was recorded in April 1876. The town map identifies a 25 feet wide right-of-way on Ninth Street. A 1976 survey of the adjoining parcel (subsequently developed as the Willow Tree Plaza shopping center) also identifies a 25 feet wide right-of-way on Ninth Street between Pool and Spurr Streets. As previously indicated there