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File #: 21-139    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/17/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Adopt a Resolution of Necessity declaring that the acquisition of permanent easements and a temporary construction easement burdening a portion of the real property located at 2710 Middlefield Road, unincorporated Redwood City, California, Assessor Parcel Number 054-113-130, by eminent domain, is necessary to improve and modernize access along Middlefield Road.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_r_Resolution of Necessity 2710 Middlefield.pdf, 2. 20210223_att_Resolution of Necessity 2710 Middlefield - Exhibit A.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
John C. Beiers, County Counsel

Subject: Adoption of a Resolution of Necessity for acquisition of two permanent easements and one temporary construction easement upon the parcel at 2710 Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a Resolution of Necessity declaring that the acquisition of permanent easements and a temporary construction easement burdening a portion of the real property located at 2710 Middlefield Road, unincorporated Redwood City, California, Assessor Parcel Number 054-113-130, by eminent domain, is necessary to improve and modernize access along Middlefield Road.

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BACKGROUND:
The Department of Public Works ("DPW") has proposed to implement the Middlefield Road Improvement Project ("the Project") in the unincorporated North Fair Oaks Area. The proposed improvements are intended along an approximately 2,900-foot stretch of Middlefield Road from just south of Douglas Avenue in the north, to just north of Sixth Avenue in the south. The Project was the subject of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, which was certified by the Board of Supervisors on February 12, 2019 via Resolution No. 076420.

The Project would reconfigure Middlefield Road between Pacific Avenue and Fifth Avenue from a four-lane, two-way roadway to a three-lane (one lane in each direction with a center left turn lane) roadway with parallel parking, bike lanes, and wider sidewalks. Expanded sidewalk would be constructed to accommodate street amenities, such as benches, landscaping, street lights, trash receptacles, street art, public spaces, wayfinding signage, and low-impact development for stormwater management. The project would remove existing overhead utilities between MacArthur Avenue at the north end and Fifth Avenue at the south end and replace them with a proposed undergr...

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