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File #: 12442-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 10/11/2022
Title: An Ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny (“County”), in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and the Law Department, to convey by quit claim deed, one parcel of County-owned land identified as Block and Lot 15-C-202 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 12442-22 Summary of Proposed Ordinance.docx, 2. 29-22-OR 12442-22.pdf
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An Ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny (“County”), in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and the Law Department, to convey by quit claim deed, one parcel of County-owned land identified as Block and Lot 15-C-202 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
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Whereas, the County is the owner of a parcel of land located in the Eighteenth Ward, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, identified as Block and Lot 15-C-202 (the “Property”); and
Whereas, the Property has a ventilation fan house located thereon servicing a pair of tunnels known as the Liberty Tunnels connecting the South Hills area of Allegheny County to the City of Pittsburgh beneath Mount Washington; and
Whereas, pursuant to Act 615 of 1961, 36 P.S. Section 1758-101 (the “Act”), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through its Department of Transportation assumed ownership and maintenance responsibility for the Liberty Tunnels and Liberty Bridge including the surface parcel with the ventilation fan house; and
Whereas, the PennDOT filed a Plan authorizing the acquisition of right-of-way of State Route 3069 (the “Plan”) which was recorded on June 16, 2016 in the Allegheny County Department of Real Estate in Plan Book 169 at Page 62, which contained the following relevant General Note:
BY THE ACT 615 OF 1961, 36 P.S. SECTION 1758-101, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WAS AUTHORIZED TO ADOPT AS PART OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, ROUTE 02270 (NOW SR 3069), BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE LIBERTY TUNNEL AND BRIDGE AND FORBES STREET, THENCE OVER AND THROUGH SUCH BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TO THEIR INTERSECTION WITH SAWMILL RUN BOULEVARD. SINCE THAT TIME THE DEPARTMENT HAS ASSUMED OWNERSHIP AND MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAID TUNNEL AND BRIDGE AS PART OF THE STATE HIGHWAY STYSTEM, INCLUDING THE FAN HOUSE REFERENCED IN THIS PLAN AND SITUATED ON LOT AND BLOCK 15-C-202. PURSUANT TO THIS PLAN, THE DEPARTMENT WILL ACCEPT...

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