Posted: January 15, 2021
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: WS012721 14

Agenda Item Title:

Request from KTM Design Solutions, Inc. on behalf of Western Housing Enterprises, LLC for a Variance to Waive the Requirement to Install Sidewalk along 1804 East Highway 44, Rapid City, per City Ordinance 12.08.060

Origination Group:
City Council Working Session
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City Council Hearing Date:
KTM Design Solutions, Inc. on behalf of Western Housing Enterprises, LLC
Staff Contact:
Dan Kools
1804 East Hwy 44
Agenda Item Summary:
A request was received in the Engineering Office on January 12, 2021 requesting the requirement to install sidewalk along East Highway 44 per City of Rapid City Ordinance 12.08.060 be waived. A five-foot wide sidewalk is required to be constructed along East Highway 44 and Mickelson Drive at the time of building permit, with the property having approximately 175 feet of frontage along East Highway 44 and 380 feet along Mickelson Drive. The requested variance will allow for construction of two apartment buildings on the property without the installation of sidewalk in the adjacent East Highway 44 right-of-way (CIBP19-3198). Adjacent East Highway 44 is a four lane principal arterial street under South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) jurisdiction with a center turn lane and ditches for drainage. Adjacent Mickelson Drive is a two lane minor arterial under City jurisdiction with curb and gutter for drainage. SDDOT is letting a project in the fall of 2021 to install 5-10 foot wide sidewalks on the north side of East Highway 44 from the intersection of Lacrosse Street going east to Covington Street. SDDOT is suggesting that the sidewalk be allowed to be waived at this time so it can be constructed as part of the SDDOT project. Public Works recommends approve of the sidewalk variance for East Highway 44. Note that the property owner will still be required to install sidewalk on Mickelson Drive as part of the building permit.

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