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The planning director shall approve, approve with conditions, or deny the vacation application. The application shall be approved if the vacation is found to be consistent with the all of the following criteria:

(1) The subject area is not presently or in the future needed for public services, facilities, or utilities, and the vacation does not prevent the extension of, or the retention of public services, facilities, or utilities; or if needed, the applicant shall provide for the replacement and abandonment of any existing public services, facilities, or utilities in the subject area.

(2) Such public services, facilities, or utilities can be extended in an orderly and efficient manner in an alternate location.

(3) The vacation does not impede the future best use of the remainder of the property under the same ownership or any adjoining land; or adversely affect the development of the remainder land, or any adjoining land, or access thereto; and the vacation does not conflict with provisions of this land use code including the street connectivity standards and block lengths.

(4) Payment of the special benefit assessment(s) resulting from the vacation of unimproved right-of-way required by EC 9.8710(5)(a), have been made to the city.

(Section 9.8720, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20353, enacted November 28, 2005, effective June 1, 2006.)