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File #: 150495-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/21/2015 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 9/10/2015
Title: Authorizing Drexel University, to construct, own, and maintain step and planter encroachments at 3175 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, ENCROACHMENT
Attachments: 1. 150495 - Exhibit, As Amended on Floor.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
9/29/20151 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
9/10/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
6/11/20150 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/11/20150 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/11/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
6/11/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
6/11/20151 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/8/20150 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/8/20150 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/8/20150 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
5/21/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

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Authorizing Drexel University, to construct, own, and maintain step and planter encroachments at 3175 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, all under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.                     Permission is hereby granted to Drexel University (“Owner”) to construct, own and maintain certain right-of-way encroachments (“Encroachment”) at 3175 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 as follows: 

 

Encroachment Description:

 

Steps:

A set of steps, beginning at a point approximately sixty four feet (64’-0”) north of the southerly property boundary of 3175 JFK Blvd. From said point, extending sixteen feet north along and seven feet eleven inches (7’-11”) into the easterly footway of North 32nd Street, with five feet six inches (5’-6”) walkable space remaining.

 

Planters:

Three planters, measuring approximately 30 inches cubed, to be placed approximately eighteen inches (18”) from the face of the easterly curb of North 32nd Street. Said planters, measured from the southernmost side, shall be fifty one feet (51’-0”), one hundred and fifty feet (150’-0”) and one hundred seventy six feet six inches (176’-6”) north of the southerly property boundary of 3175 JFK Blvd.

 

Street Lights, Ramps, Awnings, and Signs:

The applicant also proposes street lights, ramps, awnings and signs, as conforming with the Philadelphia Code, and subject to Streets Department approval upon completion of the legislative approval for the steps and awnings described herein.

 

SECTION 2.                     The construction, use and maintenance of the Encroachment described and listed in Section 1 shall be in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the City of Philadelphia, and specifically those of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the Department of Streets, and the Art Commission, provided that the Department of Streets, in its sole, unreviewable discretion, may allow minor variations of the dimension limits of Section 1, within standard tolerances of current engineering practice.

 

SECTION 3.                     Before exercising any rights or privileges under this Ordinance, Owner must first obtain or have its contractor(s) obtain all required permits, licenses and approvals from all appropriate departments, boards, agencies or commissions. No such department, board, agency or commission shall be required to issue any such permit, license or approval solely because this Ordinance has been enacted, it being the express intent of this Ordinance not to supersede any other provision of law governing the issuance of such permits, licenses or approvals. In addition, before exercising any rights and privileges under this Ordinance, Owner shall enter into an agreement (“Agreement”) with the appropriate City department or departments, satisfactory to the City Solicitor, to provide that Owner, inter alia,:

 

(a)                      agrees that upon one hundred and eighty (180) days notice from the City, it shall remove the Encroachment without cost or expense to the City and shall remove the Encroachment at no cost and expense to the City of Philadelphia when given written notice to do so by the City of Philadelphia to accommodate a municipal or municipal sponsored construction project;

 

(b)                      shall secure all necessary permits, licenses and approvals from all appropriate departments, agencies, boards or commissions of the City as may be required by regulation or law.  No such department, board, agency or commission shall be required to issue any such permit, license or approval solely because this Ordinance has been enacted;

 

(c)                     shall assume the costs of all changes and adjustments to, and relocation or abandonment of City utilities and City structures wherever located as may be necessary by the reason of the construction of the Encroachment;

 

(d)                      shall carry public liability and property damage insurance, co-naming the City of Philadelphia as an insured party, in such amounts as shall be satisfactory to the City Solicitor, or in lieu thereof, submit documentation in form and content acceptable to the City that Owner is self-insured and is providing the City of Philadelphia the same coverage and benefits had the insurance requirements been satisfied by an insurance carrier authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;

 

(e)                     shall insure that all construction contractors for the Encroachment carry public liability and property damage insurance, naming the City of Philadelphia as an insured party in such amounts as shall be reasonably satisfactory to the City Solicitor; and

 

(f)                      shall give the City and all public utility companies the right-of-access, ingress and egress for the purpose of inspection, maintenance, alteration,

relocation or reconstruction of any of their respective facilities which may lie within the public footway adjacent to the Encroachment described in Section 1; and

 

(g)                     indemnify and hold harmless the City, its officers, employees and agents from and against any and all loss resulting from injury to, or death to persons or damage to property arising out of, resulting from, or in any manner caused by the                      presence, location, use, operation, installation, maintenance, replacement or removal of the Encroachment. Owner shall also agree to release the City from any and all claims relating to the Encroachment, including if ordered removed or when street, sidewalk or utility construction occurs; and

 

(h)                     furnish the City with either a bond with corporate surety in an amount required by the Department of Streets and in a form satisfactory to the Law Department to insure the compliance with all the terms and conditions of this Ordinance and the Agreement, or in lieu thereof, submit documentation in a form and content acceptable to the City that Owner self-assumes the liabilities and obligations normally covered by the Surety Bond.

 

 

SECTION 4.                     The City Solicitor shall include in the Agreement such other terms and conditions as shall be deemed necessary to protect the interests of the City.

 

SECTION 5.                     The permission granted to Owner to legalize the Encroachment described in Section 1 shall expire without any further action by the City of Philadelphia if Owner  has not entered into an Agreement and satisfied all requirements of the Agreement that are listed in Section 3 of this Ordinance within one (1) year after this Ordinance becomes law.

 

SECTION 6. This Ordinance shall not become effective unless the sum of two hundred

dollars ($200.00), toward costs thereof, is paid into the City Treasury within sixty (60) days after the date this Ordinance becomes law.

 

 

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