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Resolution - Right-of-Way:
Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a General Warranty Deed from Day Estates, LTD, in connection with the acceptance by the City of Lubbock of certain real property known as Tract D, Day Estates Addition, Lubbock County, Texas for purposes related to a Storm Water Detention Basin.
In June of 2002, developers Truitt Craft and James Pipkin requested the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board consider the development of parkland in the vicinity of 98th Street and Frankford Avenue. The development consisted of 360 acres. The topography in the area was fairly flat, therefore excavation was required to accommodate water drainage. The linear area in the center of the proposed development was planned for excavation. The soil that was removed from the basin was used to raise the ground elevations of the surrounding lots and accommodate drainage.
The developers involved in the property showed an interest in developing the drainage basins as parks. It was anticipated the basins would be dry over 98% of the year. Subsurface drainage would be constructed to allow water to flow into the basins without damaging the turf. Recreation amenities such as playing fields and open space could be constructed in the basin and walking tracks and other amenities could be developed on top of the basins. The property north of 98th Street would provide adequate property above the flood plain to develop park amenities such as a playground and pavilion. The Developers had agreed to consider donating the land and funding improvements including the drainage, irrigation and turf.
The Playa Lake Development Ordinance and Policy that was in effect at the time in Articles 30.04 and 38.06 of the Code of Ordinances, allows Developers to dedicate drainage basins as stormwater detention basins or parks. If the basins are developed as parks, the property must meet the minimum requirements set forth by the City of Lubbock Parks Master Plan or negotiated with the Parks and Recreation Board. Improvements within the proposed Park area are to be negotiated and approved by the Parks and Recreation Manager and the Parks and Recreation Board. Any irrigation systems, approved by the Parks and Recreation Manager, are to be installed by the Owner/Developer prior to any vegetative cover being placed around the lake area. Any variances to the policy elements required for a park are to be approved in writing by the Parks and Recreation Board.
Mr. Craft and Mr. Pipkin stated that they were willing to give up some developable land, put in turf, irrigation and other amenities to make the open space into parkland. The Parks and Recreation Board approved a motion on June 25, 2002 to approve the concept that the drainage areas in the development in the vicinity of 98th and Frankford be developed as park property with the Staffs recommended conditions being met. The negotiated improvements included the site grading, installation of irrigation, turf establishment and tree plantings. Developable land, above the flood plain, would be provided adjacent to Iola Avenue and 95th Street.
Mr. Pipkin developed the property north of 98th Street and Mr. Craft and his partners developed the property to the south. The City Council accepted Mr. Craft's property on May 22, 2014. Mr. Pipkin is requesting the Council accept the detention basin known as Tract D, Day Estates Addition. The site grading and drainage improvements were completed. Mr. Pipkin installed the irrigation system, planted 133 trees and planted grass seed. Two water wells were drilled to supply water for the irrigation.
Jesica McEachern, Assistant City Manager
Resolution - General Warranty Deed - Day Estates LTD - Tract D Day Estates
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