Scottsdale City Council paves way to abandon road to nowhere

Posted 7/3/20

A portion of a public road no longer necessary is set to go nowhere as Scottsdale City Council consents to abandon an unimproved right-of-way in the area of north 86th Place and east Montello Road.

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Scottsdale City Council paves way to abandon road to nowhere

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A portion of a public road no longer necessary is set to go nowhere as Scottsdale City Council consents to abandon an unimproved right-of-way in the area of north 86th Place and east Montello Road.

Located within the Bellezza Da Stallone subdivision, according to a city staff report, the area is at the southwest corner of east Stagecoach Road and north Pima Road, within a single-family residential zoning district at 8636 E. Montebello Road.

City Council authorized the request, at the regular June meeting, to abandon the existing internal street system located within the Bellezza da Stallone subdivision boundary.

The applicant, David Gulino, of Sustainable Engineering Group, LLC, proposes to extinguish the existing subdivision plat and combine the existing 11 lots, and associated tracts, into one parcel.

Key items considered:

  • Abandonment request would require a re plat of the existing subdivision plat;
  • Access not impacted by this proposed abandonment;
  • Conformance with the Transportation Master Plan and Local Area Infrastructure Plan;
  • Public inquiries were received by staff, but no public opposition expressed about the proposed abandonment; and
  • Planning Commission heard and voted for the case on Oct. 24, 2018 and recommended approval with a 5-0 vote.

The report also said there was a proposal for the property owner to pay the city an amount that was to be determined as compensation for the abandonment of right-of-way and noted a cost of $164,236 in addition to any other fees associated with the resolution.

Bellezza Da Stallone, a 13-acre residential subdivision recorded in June 2008, was previously platted and not constructed, the report stated.

Noting that the subdivision’s improvement was never constructed and the road never built, according to the report, intentions to remove the existing recorded plat and “all the associated encumbrances” were enacted to return the property that was reportedly planned for developing a worship center back to a single parcel property.

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