The Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to City Council on Wednesday to vacate a segment of Nina Street, from the intersection of Sunnyslope Avenue to the eastern terminus of Nina Street, to accommodate a request from the automobile company Rusnak Porsche to develop its property and construct new sales, rental, service and auto parts buildings with a paved parking lot.
The Rusnak dealership would consist of a two-story, 60,230 square foot structure that would include parking on part of the second level and on the roof. Exterior vehicle exposure is offered throughout the site, including along the Sunnyslope Avenue and Colorado Boulevard frontages, in conjunction with on-site enhancements to include paving, landscaping, and lighting. A 4,832 square foot detached car wash structure is proposed on the northeast portion of the site along Walnut Street for the exclusive use of the car dealership.
Rusnak Daimler Chrysler Center Inc. owns all abutting properties along both sides of the street segment and is the developer of the proposed development. It is the applicant for the vacation on the street, said the Ministry of Public Works.
A street ‘vacancy’ means that the public abandons or ‘leaves’ the public interest in a property. After a street or lane is cleared, the public no longer has the right to use the property to access it.
The Department also recommends that the City Clerk issue a Notice of Hearing to the public, in accordance with the Street and Highways Code.
“Staff have determined that there is no need, present or future, to retain the street segment in question for its intended public use, and that its vacancies will have no adverse impact on the city’s transportation system. “, says the report. “Relinquishing all rights to the proposed resort area will release the City from future maintenance responsibilities and any liabilities associated with the vacated area.”
The segment proposed to be vacated is approximately 60 feet wide, including a 10-foot-wide sidewalk on each side, and extends from Sunnyslope Ave. about 276 feet to the east. It is located one block north of Colorado Blvd. The street ends abruptly at the eastern end and provides access to adjoining properties.