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File #: ORD. 2021-159    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/26/2021
Title: To declare that a public necessity exists and to authorize the acquisition of certain fee simple interests for the public purpose of facilitating the construction of the East Main Street and Williamsburg Avenue intersection improvement project. (7th District)
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-159, 2. Staff Report, 3. Letter of No Opposition_Historic Richmond Foundation

Title

To declare that a public necessity exists and to authorize the acquisition of certain fee simple interests for the public purpose of facilitating the construction of the East Main Street and Williamsburg Avenue intersection improvement project. (7th District)

Body

WHEREAS, in the opinion of the Council of the City of Richmond, a public necessity exists for the acquisition of certain fee simple interests, hereinafter referred to as an “Interest” as shown on sheets 1A, dated June 3, 2021, and entitled “DPW Drawing O-28918 Plat Parcel 001,” dated February 24, 2021, of a drawing designated as DPW Drawing No. O-28918, for the public purpose of facilitating the construction of the East Main Street and Williamsburg Avenue intersection improvement project;

NOW, THEREFORE,

THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:

§ 1.                     That a public necessity exists for the acquisition of the Interests as shown on a sheets 1A, dated June 3, 2021, and entitled “DPW Drawing O-28918 Plat Parcel 001,” dated February 24, 2021, of a drawing designated as DPW Drawing No. O-28918, copies of which sheets are attached to and hereby incorporated into this ordinance, for the public purpose of facilitating the construction of the East Main Street and Williamsburg Avenue intersection improvement project.

§ 2.                     That the Chief Administrative Officer or the designee thereof is hereby authorized and directed to, within the constraints imposed by this ordinance, (i) acquire, by gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, the aforementioned Interests, (ii) act for and on behalf of the City of Richmond in agreeing or disagreeing with the owners of the properties from whom such Interests must be acquired upon the compensation to be paid therefor, and (iii) to execute the deeds and other documents necessary to complete the acquisition and acceptance of such Interests, provided that all such deeds and other documents first must be approved as to form by the City Attorney or the designee thereof.

§ 3.                     That in the event the City cannot agree with any owner of an Interest to be acquired pursuant to this ordinance on the terms of purchase thereof, the City Attorney is authorized to acquire such Interest by undertaking appropriate condemnation proceedings to exercise the City’s power of eminent domain for the purpose of facilitating the construction of the East Main Street and Williamsburg Avenue intersection improvement project.

§ 4.                     This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.