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File #: 22-0554    Version: 1 Name: PW - ROI for Seaport Village complex at 5601 Paramount Blvd D8
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/2/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: Recommendation to adopt revised Resolution of Intention to vacate the streets and alleys within the Seaport Village complex located at 5601 Paramount Boulevard; and Reset the Vacation Public Hearing from April 12, 2022 to June 21, 2022. (District 8)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 051722-C-16sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-22-0075.pdf

TITLE

Recommendation to adopt revised Resolution of Intention to vacate the streets and alleys within the Seaport Village complex located at 5601 Paramount Boulevard; and

 

Reset the Vacation Public Hearing from April 12, 2022 to June 21, 2022.  (District 8)

 

DISCUSSION

Avanath Seaport, LLC, owner of the property at 5601 Paramount Boulevard, requests the vacation of the streets and alleys within the Seaport Village  complex, 56th Way, 60-feet wide, between Paramount Boulevard, and Langport Avenue; Langport Avenue between 56th Street and 55th Way; the east/west alley north of 56th Way, 20-feet wide between Paramount Boulevard and Langport Avenue; 56th Street, 60-feet wide between Paramount Boulevard and Langport Avenue; the east/west alley north of 55th Way, 20-feet wide between Paramount Boulevard  and Langport Avenue; and 55th Way, 60-feet wide between Paramount Boulevard and Langport Avenue (Attachment A). The proposed vacation does not include the corner cut-offs along the Paramount Boulevard sidewalk (Attachment A).

 

On March 8, 2022, the City Council authorized a Resolution of Intention to vacate the streets and alleys within the Seaport Village complex located at 5601 Paramount Boulevard. The March 8, 2022 staff report and Resolution of Intention to vacate the interior streets and alleys within the Seaport Village apartment complex, located at 5601 Paramount Boulevard, included an error in the legal description. The previous legal description vacated corner cut-offs along the Paramount Boulevard sidewalk which are required for ADA compliant sidewalks and should remain public. The City of Long Beach (City) is reinitiating the vacation process for the Seaport Village complex with corner cut-off’s removed from the legal description (Exhibit A of the Resolution). All other streets and alleys listed on the March 8th item will remain as unchanged.

 

Proceedings for this vacation are being conducted in accordance with Chapter 3, General Vacation Procedure, of the Public Streets, Highways, and Service Easements Vacation Law of the California Streets and Highways Code.  Findings must establish that the subject right of way is not necessary for present or prospective public use. The Public Works Department supports this vacation based on findings that these public streets are not necessary as vehicular or pedestrian thoroughfares.

 

In addition, to avoid landlocking the lots after the vacation is recorded, City staff recommends that the vacation be conditioned on a requirement that the property owner(s) process and record access easements for the 33 parcels affected by the vacation to ensure the sidewalks and roadways remain legally accessible for the 33 parcels.  This will result in the creation of private streets and common areas within the Seaport Village Apartment complex. This condition is reflected in Exhibit B to the Resolution.

 

The necessary City departments have reviewed the proposed right of way vacation and have no objections to this action but provided conditions in addition to the condition identified above. These additional recommended conditions to be imposed on this vacation are attached hereto (Attachment B).

 

On August 19, 2021, the Planning Commission determined that the proposed vacation was found to be in conformance with all elements of the City’s General Plan (Attachment C). This is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), per section 153378 of the CEQA guidelines, and no environmental review is required.

 

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Erin Weesner-McKinley on May 2, 2022 and by Budget Management Officer Nader Kaamoush on April 28, 2022.

                                                                                    

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

City Council action is requested on May 17, 2022, to set a public hearing date on this matter for June 21---, 2022.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

A tentative vacation processing fee in the amount of $7,236 was deposited in the General Fund Group in the Public Works Department.  A final fee in the amount of $5,575 will be paid before the public hearing date. This recommendation has no staffing impact beyond the normal budgeted scope of duties and is consistent with existing City Council priorities. There is no local job impact associated with this recommendation.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

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Respectfully Submitted,

ERIC LOPEZ

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

THOMAS B. MODICA

CITY MANAGER