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File #: 18-669    Name:
Type: Report Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 11/5/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider a waiver from the requirement to construct sidewalks along East Zipp Road for the proposed Zipp Compound Subdivision.
Attachments: 1. Aerial Maps, 2. Application and Waiver Request, 3. Plat, 4. Sidewalk Exhibit, 5. Photographs of Proposed Private Street Section
Presenter
Presenter
Christopher J. Looney, Planning and Community Development Director
Contact Info
clooney@nbtexas.org

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SUBJECT:
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Discuss and consider a waiver from the requirement to construct sidewalks along East Zipp Road for the proposed Zipp Compound Subdivision.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Case #: PL-18-116

Applicant: Terrance Powell
1439 E. Zipp Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(210) 326-7883

Owner: Guadalupe County (Mark Green, County Road Administrator)
2605 N. Guadalupe
Seguin, TX 78155
(830) 379-9721

Engineer: HMT Engineering & Surveying (Dorothy Taylor, RPLS)
410 N. Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 221-4053

Staff Contact: Matt Greene, Planner
(830) 221-4053
mgreene@nbtexas.org

The subject property consists of 0.159 acres (142 feet by 50 feet) of street right-of-way located at the terminus of East Zipp Road in the ETJ in Guadalupe County. The three property owners at the terminus of East Zipp Road (represented as the Zipp Compound Association properties on page 2 of Attachment 1) approached the Guadalupe Commissioner's Court with a request to abandon the segment of East Zipp Road right-of-way (subject property) so the owners could develop the right-of-way as a gated private street (see Attachment 3). The applicant received County approval of the right-of-way abandonment request on May 1, 2018.

The applicant has requested a waiver from the sidewalk requirement adjacent to the proposed East Zipp Road private street section, citing the rural nature of the neighborhood and the absence of existing sidewalks on East Zipp Road, which is approximately 2 miles in length, beginning at FM 725 and ending at the subject property.

The City's Subdivision Platting Ordinance allows an exemption from the sidewalk requirement for Rural Residential Street Sections with 60 feet of right-of-way width if all lots have at least 100 feet of street frontage. East Zipp Road does not meet all of the ...

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