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File #: 2015-1891    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 7/20/2015 In control: Standing Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2015 Final action: 12/31/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Resolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to accept a 40-by-97.46-foot portion of Coyne Terrace dedicated in the John J. Coyne Plan of lots as a permanent walkway and a 10 feet by 90.53 feet of an Unnamed Way also in said Plan as a permanent Way.
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor
Indexes: RIGHT OF WAY
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Resolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to accept a 40-by-97.46-foot portion of Coyne Terrace dedicated in the John J. Coyne Plan of lots as a permanent walkway and a 10 feet by 90.53 feet of an Unnamed Way also in said Plan as a permanent Way.
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WHEREAS, Coyne Terrace, 40 feet wide, is a dedicated right-of-way in the John J. Coyne Plan of Lots recorded in Plan Book Volume 34, page, 110 June 11th, 1930. This right-of-way extended from Winterburn Avenue to Lydia Street in the Greenfield neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh, by Ordinance No. 334, approved August 23, 1948, accepted the opening of part of Coyne Terrace from a distance of 97.46 feet from Winterburn Avenue to Lydia Street at the request of property owners for access frontage to their 25 parcels of land with houses; and

WHEREAS, the remaining 97.46 feet of Coyne Terrace to Winterburn Avenue was not opened as a paved right-of-way due topographic differences that required a set of steps and walkway to grant the Coyne Terrace residents with pedestrian access to Winterburn Avenue; and

WHEREAS, subsequently, with a need for access requested, a set of 18 steps, 15 feet wide, was constructed on the Winterburn Avenue connection with Coyne Terrace with a walkway to the paved portion of Coyne Terrace to accommodate pedestrian access. To this date, this pedestrian access has been used continually by residents. This resolution to accept this walkway, steps and alley as permanent access points would protect continued pedestrian access and use; and

WHEREAS, in 1980 the County Real Estate Division assigned the Block and Lot number 54-R-92 to this 40-by-97.46-foot section of Coyne Terrace right-of-way as well as to a 10-by-90.53-foot alley, which was also previously a right-of-way, as per the John J. Coyne Terrace Plan of Lots. The County Mapping Department could not provide any specific information justifying the assignment of a Block and Lot number...

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