20F.40.110 Right-of-Way Vacation.

20F.40.110-010 Purpose.

The purpose of this section is to provide procedures and requirements for the vacation of public rights-of-way and streets by petition. (Ord. 2118)

20F.40.110-020 Scope.

All citizen requests for rights-of-way vacation shall follow the requirements of this section. (Ord. 2118)

20F.40.110-030 Special Requirements.

For applications initiated by property owners, the application shall contain the signatures of the owners of at least two-thirds of the property abutting the portion of right-of-way proposed to be vacated. (Ord. 2118)

20F.40.110-040 Procedure.

Applications to vacate right-of-way shall follow the procedures below:

(1)    Preliminary Action. Upon receiving a valid application, the City Council shall set a hearing date by resolution that is not more than 60 days or less than 20 days after the passage of the resolution.

(2)    Final Action. Following the hearing, the City Council shall take final action on the right-of-way vacation application. If the application is approved, the City Council shall vacate the right-of-way by ordinance. The ordinance of vacation may provide that the vacation shall not become effective until owners of property abutting the vacated right-of-way compensate the City in an amount which does not exceed one-half of the appraised value of the area vacated. The ordinance enacted to vacate the right-of-way shall be recorded with King County.

(3)    Alternative Methods of Vacation. Right-of-way vacations may be processed under the alternative methods provided in Chapter 35A.47 RCW. That chapter is incorporated by reference, and three copies are on file with the City Clerk. (Ord. 2118)