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File #: 21-1218    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/11/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Acceptance of Conveyance of Two Properties from the Alexandria City Public Schools for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.
Attachments: 1. 21-1218_Conveyance Request
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: JUNE 16, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

DOCKET TITLE:
TITLE
Consideration of Acceptance of Conveyance of Two Properties from the Alexandria City Public Schools for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.
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ISSUE: Consideration of acceptance of the conveyance of two properties from the Alexandria City Public Schools for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:
1) Authorize the City Manager to execute deeds and other documents necessary to complete the conveyance of the properties to the City, the consolidation of the properties, and the subdivision of the public right of way; and
2) Receive the report from the Planning Commission in regard to the purchase being consistent with the City's Master Plan per Section 9.06 of the City Code.

BACKGROUND: Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) purchased two residential parcels located at 1201 and 1203 Janney's Lane as part of the Douglas MacArthur Elementary School modernization project. One parcel included a single-family home while the second parcel was not developed. Both parcels abut the west side of the Douglas MacArthur Elementary School site, located at 1101 Janney's Lane, which is owned by the City.

The additional 24,661 square feet of lot area from the properties provided ACPS with needed flexibility in designing and constructing an appropriate educational facility with corresponding site requirements to accommodate capacity and structural issues. City Council approved the project on September 12, 2020 (Rezoning #2020-00002 and Development Special Use Permit #2020-00010).

DISCUSSION: ACPS now wishes to transfer the ownership of these parcels to the City at no cost, so that they may be consolidated into a single parcel under City ownership. The City owns the Douglas MacArthur S...

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