Upon request, the City may consider abandonment of public Right of Way (ROW).
North Carolina General Statute (NCGS) 160A-299 gives the Charlotte City Council the authority to abandon street ROW following a public hearing and a determination that the abandonment:
- Is not contrary to the public interest.
- Does not deprive any individual(s) that own property nearby of reasonable means of ingress and egress to their property.
- Is contrary to the adopted policy to preserve existing ROW for connectivity.
Typically, ROW requested for abandonment is:
- Unimproved, unopened ROW that has no pavement, curb/gutter or sidewalk.
- ROW that exceeds the minimum width requirements, based on street classification.
- Residual (leftover) ROW resulting from a street or intersection realignment project.
- ROW that is not necessary to support the City's street connectivity policy.