May a portion of the street be vacated?

Yes. It is not necessary that the entire street area be vacated. For example, a strip along one side of the street may be vacated if that is all that is desired or needed by the abutting property owner. Also, the full street along part of a block may be vacated.

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1. Who may start the street vacation process?
2. Must a public hearing be held before a street may be vacated?
3. Who owns the vacated property?
4. What if the city owned the underlying fee to the street area?
5. May the city charge the abutting property owners a fee for the street vacation?
6. May the city retain an easement for underground utilities that may be in the vacated area?
7. Does the vacation need to be granted by ordinance?
8. May a portion of the street be vacated?
9. May a street that abuts a body of water be vacated?
10. Is there a statute that provides for an automatic vacation of streets if they are not opened for public travel within a certain time period?