Residential and commercial alley reconstruction rates are dependent on the number of construction locations, market prices and interest rates. The total cost to the property owner(s) is calculated based on the length of the alley and the estimated cost of the work.
The City does not fund or subsidize this local improvement. Property owners are responsible for 100% of applicable costs.
Alley reconstruction must be completed along the entire length of the alley, not just the portion behind an individual property, and properties on both sides of the proposed alley reconstruction will be assessed. This is why the agreement of the majority of property owners whose properties are adjacent to the alley is required.
Corner properties that have 2 abutting alleys, one at the back and another at the side, will be assessed for the full length of the shorter side of the lot and 15 percent of the length of the longer side.