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Attorney letter on behalf of Our Lady of the Snows School \

Attorney letter on behalf of Our Lady of the Snows School \

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Letter from attorneys for Our Lady of the Snows School over Lander Street closure
Letter from attorneys for Our Lady of the Snows School over Lander Street closure

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CommunityDevelopmentDepartment
MEMORANDUM
Date:To:Thru:From:February6,2012~._
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William1.Gall,P.E.,SeniorCivilEngineerABN12-00001(LanderStreetAbandonment)ubject:Theapplicant,OurLadyoftheSnowsSchoolCOLS),heldapublicneighborhoodmeetingonJanuary11,2012.ThepurposeofthismeetingwastopresenttotheneighborhoodtheproposedLanderStreetAbandonmentandgathercommentsandsuggestionsfromthesurroundingpropertyowners.Approximately50residentsfromthesurroundingneighborhoodattendedthemeeting.MostofthoseinattendancehadconcernsregardingtheabandonmentofthesubjectportionofLanderStreet.Theseconcernsincludedparkingbecominganincreasedprobleminthearea,locationofdropoffareasfor,students,andshiftsintrafficflowsincludinganincreaseoftripsonWalkerAvenue.Sincethisneighborhoodmeeting,theCityhasreceivednumerouscorrespondenceinfavoroftheabandonment,severalinquiries,andseveralphonecallsandcorrespondenceagainsttheabandonment.ThoseresponsesinfavoroftheabandonmentcantypicallybecharacterizedassupportingtheclosureofLandertoprovidefortheSafetyoftheOLSstudents,whilethoseopposedcantypicallybecharacterizedasagainstthelossofparkingandaccesstoPlumasPark.Followingtheneighborhoodmeeting,theapplicanthasproposedtoaddthefollowingconditionsofapprovaltomitigatetheconcernsoftheCityandNeighborhoodregardingtheabandonment:1.LanderStreetbetweenWalkerAvenueandMonroeStreetshallbeclosedduringthehoursof7:30amto3:30pmonallweekdays(SchoolHours).OLSshallhaveexclusiveuseoftheAbandonedAreaduringSchoolHoursandshallhavetherighttoinstallblockadesorbarriersduringthistimesolongasthesidewalkontheeasterlysideofLanderStreetremainsopenforpublicpedestrianandbicycleuse(SidewalkEasement).2.OtherthanSchoolHours,LanderStreetshallremainopentothepublicforaccessandparkingasdescribedinaneasementagreement(ParkingAgreement).TheParkingAgreementshallbereviewedbytheParks
&
RecreationCommissionandapprovedbytheCityCouncil,initssoleandabsolutediscretion,priortorecordingtheorderof
Memo_-_CC_-_ABN12-00001_(Lander_Street_Abandonment)11.doc
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abandonment.TheParkingAgreementshallterminate(however,theSidewalkEasementshallremain)intheeventOLSobtainsownershiptotheAbandonedAreainitsentiretywhichwillrequireadditionalCityCouncilapproval,initssoleandabsolutediscretion
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3.IntheeventtheAbandonmentApplicationisapproved,thetwenty-fiveparkingspacescurrentlylocatedonthewesterlysideoftheAbandonedAreawillnolongerbeavailableforunlimitedpublicuse.Tomitigatethisloss
in
parking,OLSagrees,atitssolecostandexpense,tostripediagonalparkingspacesonthesoutherlysideofWalkerAvenuebetweenHumboldtStreetandPlumasStreetpriortorecordingtheorderofabandonment.Thiswillresultintwenty-sevenadditionalparkingspacesasshownontheParkingPlanattachedheretoasExhibit
"A."
4.PriortorecordingtheOrderofAbandonment,OLSshallenterintoalicenseagreementwiththeCityforuseofthePlumasPark("UseAgreement").ThisUseAgreementshallbereviewedbytheParks
&
RecreationCommissionandapprovedbytheCityCouncil,
in
itssoleandabsolutediscretion.Parks,RecreationandCommunityServicesDepartmentandCommunityDevelopmentDepartmentstaffbelievethattheadditionalconditionswillmitigatetheparkingconcernsassociatedwiththeabandonment.PriortotheterminationoftheParkingAgreementidentifiedintheproposedCondition2,additionalparkingspacesdedicatedtoPlumasParkwill
be
required.Atthistimeitappearsthosespacescanbeaccommodatedwithinexistingright-of-wayand/orintheexistingPlumasParkparkinglot.OnMay5,2010OLSreceivedapprovalofaspecialusepermit(LDCIO-00043)toconstructanadditionalclassroom.AsapartofthatapprovalitwasidentifiedthatthespaceslocatedalongLanderStreetandontheOLSparcelarerequiredtomeettheparkingrequirementforthechurchandschoolfacilities.Ifthesespacesareremovedtheonsiteparkingmustcontinuetobeprovidedunlessaccommodatedelsewhere.RenoPoliceDepartmentisnotopposedtotherequestedabandonment,howevertheyhavestatedconcernsregardingthelossofparkingsurroundingPlumasParkandhaveindicatedthatcurrentparkingpatternsatthebusiesttimesindicatethatadditionalparkingmaynotberealizedbystripingdiagonalspacesonWalkerAvenueasidentifiedinCondition3above.Additionally,throughtheCrimePreventionThroughEnvironmentalDesign(CPTED)review,themoretraveledanareaisthelesslikelycrimeistooccur.EliminatingthevehicleaccesstothewestofPlumasParkmayimpacttheabilityforRenoPolicetopatroltheparkinthesamemannerastheyhaveinthepast.TheletterfromtheapplicantproposingtheaboveconditionsaswellastheParkingPlan(ExhibitA)isattached.Withtheadditionoftheaboveconditions,aswellastherecommendedconditionsintheoriginalstaffreport,staffcansupporttherequestforabandonment.
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OurFileNumber:-
LEWIS
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GarrettD.Gordon
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Dial:
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Fax:(715)823-2929
GGordon@lr1aw.comAdmittedIn:Nevadaeno,
Nevada89501
February3,2012
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BillThomas.DirectorClaudiaHansen.ManagerRenoCommunityDevelopment450SinclairStreetReno,Nevada89501
Re:LanderStreetAbandonmentApplicationItem#F.1onCityCouncil'sFebruary
8,
2012Agend,a
DearBillandClaudia:ThisletteriswrittenonbehalfofOurLadyoftheSnowsSchool("OLS")inregardstoitsapplication(the"AbandonmentApplication")toabandonLanderStreetbetweenWalkerAvenueandMonroeStreet(the"AbandonedArea").Ifapproved.OLSwilltakeownershipofthewesterlyhalfoftheAbandonedAreaandtheCityofRenowilltakeownershipoftheeasterlyhalfoftheAbandonedArea.IntheeventOLSdesirestotakeownershipoftheentireAbandonedArea(thisisnotapartofthecurrentAbandonmentApplication),OLSunderstandsitwillberequiredtopayfairmarketvaluefortheCity'sportionoftheAbandonedArea.Aswehavediscussed,theprimarypurposeofthisAbandonmentApplicationistoensurethesafetyofthechildrenattendingOLSbefore,afterandduringschoolhours.Therealityofthesafetyconcernsfortheschoolchildrenarewellarticulatedinthe100+emailsandlettersyouhavereceivedinsupportoftheAbandonmentApplication.ThiscorrespondencewillbesubmittedintotherecordattheFebruary8,2012CityCouncilhearing.OnJanuary11,2012,OLShostedacourtesyneighborhoodmeetingtosolicitquestionsandconcernsontheAbandonmentApplicationfromthesurroundingneighbors.Aftertwohoursofdiscussion,
it
wasquiteevidentthatneighborhoodconcernsprimarilyfocusedonaccess,trafficandparkingissues.
In
responsetotheseconcerns,OLSdirecteditsengineerstoperform
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RENO
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