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Lutheran Church of Cross Day School asks for right of way in Shore Acres

ST. PETERSBURG

Church of Cross School asks for right of way

The Lutheran Church of the Cross Day School is growing and needs 20 feet of the city right of way along Chancellor Street NE in Shore Acres.

The street vacation request was approved by the Development Review Commission on Wednesday, but will not be final until approved by the City Council.

The 390-foot length of the right of way lies on the south side of the street, which bisects the school campus.

The school agreed to build a new public sidewalk in the remaining right of way. The road will remain unchanged.

The city approved a similar street vacation just to the south on Chancellor in 1996.

The school plans to used the right of way to redesign a parking lot that serves a strip retail center that the school plans to convert to classrooms. An existing convenience store will remain open.

In other action, the DRC either deferred or denied a number of cases:

SNELL ISLE BOAT SLIPS: The proposal to add boat slips along the Snell Isle Club Apartments was postponed until June 2.

Although the DRC staff has recommended approval, the proposed 44 boat slips are generating objections from nearly 200 residents.

MASONIC LODGE BIKEWAY EASEMENT: The DRC also postponed action until June on a request to vacate an unused bikeway easement on the southern portion of the Masonic Home property at 3201 First St. NE.

The 10-foot-wide easement was created in the 1970s but was never improved. Recently, the home gave the city an easement along the western side of its property to be used as part of the city's planned North Bay Trail portion of the CityTrails Bike Route System.

The city staff recommended approval of the vacation, but a number of residents objected, arguing that elimination of the easement would close a frequently used path to the waterfront and park. The DRC asked its staff to investigate requiring the home to install a sidewalk around its property.

PRIVATE DOCK: The DRC rejected an application to build a dock and boat lift by Mark Cramer, who owns a waterfront home at 3990 13th Way NE. Neighbors on either side said the proposed dock would make it impossible for them to safely use their boats.

Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times correspondent

Lutheran Church of Cross Day School asks for right of way in Shore Acres 05/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 7, 2010 3:36pm]
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