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File #: 2407-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/19/2016 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division to contract for professional services relative to the acquisition of fee simple title and lesser interests in and to property needed for the Roadway Improvements-Livingston Avenue Phase B and Roadway Improvements-Livingston Avenue Phase C projects; to authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division to negotiate with property owners to acquire the additional rights of way necessary to complete these projects; to authorize the expenditure of up to $250,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Accounting Templates with ACDI
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
The following legislation authorizes the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division to hire professional services and to negotiate with property owners to acquire the various property rights necessary to complete the Roadway Improvements-Livingston Avenue Phase B and Roadway Improvements-Livingston Avenue Phase C projects in the Near South Planning Area (22).

The Roadway Improvements- Livingston Avenue Phase B - High to Fifth Street project includes roadway improvements to Livingston Avenue from the westerly property line extended of Livingston Methodist Episcopal Church to High Street, where the roadway will be reconstructed and widened. Additional improvements include bike lanes, curb extensions where parking is permitted, a new sidewalk, intersection upgrades, and streetscape improvements. New storm sewer, street lighting, and water lines will be installed. All aerial utilities will be relocated underground.

The Roadway Improvements - Livingston Avenue Phase C - Fifth Street to Kennedy Drive project includes roadway improvements to Livingston Avenue from the eastern property line extended of Livingston Methodist Episcopal Church, where the roadway will be reconstructed and widened. Grant Avenue will also be widened to accommodate a second southbound left turn lane at Livingston Avenue and will be resurfaced from Livingston Avenue to the southern limit of the bridge over I-70/I-71 approach slab. Additional improvements include bike lanes, curb extensions where parking is permitted, a new sidewalk, intersection upgrades, and streetscape improvements. New storm sewer, street lighting, and water lines will be installed. All aerial utilities will be relocated underground. The Department of Public Service is currently finalizing construction plans and is prepared to authorize right-of-way acquisition pending passage of this legislation.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funds in the amount of $250,000.00 are available for these projects ...

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