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File #: 0309-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to apply for grant funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission, Clean Ohio Conservation Fund for the Eastmoor Green Line and Alum Creek-North Tributary Preservation and to provide the necessary match funds for land acquisition; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to apply for grant funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission, Clean Ohio Conservation Fund for the Eastmoor Green Line and Alum Creek-North Tributary Preservation and provide the necessary match funds for land acquisition. If awarded funding, a separate piece of legislation will be submitted at a later date to enter into a grant agreement and allocate the local funds.

These applications would acquire fee simple property in the Eastmoor/Linwood and Northland communities.

Eastmoor Green Line
The Green Line would create a 17.5 acre linear park on the city’s east side, spanning 3 miles through the Eastmoor/Linwood communities along an abandoned rail corridor. The corridor runs from Broad Street on the north to south of Livingston Avenue. The rail corridor is privately owned, and acquiring the property provides a unique opportunity to establish a linear passive park space capable of offering easily accessible quality outdoor experience to residents living within a 5 minute walking distance. The project also offers important social equity for several inner city neighborhoods facing a deficit of natural resources.

Alum Creek-North Tributary Preservation
This project will acquire 12 acres of high quality tributary corridor of Alum Creek in the Linden/Northland area. A key component is that this tributary preservation is directly connected to the Linden Green Line companion application. Preserving these ‘green corridors’ along the Green Line enhances the natural preservation benefits of both projects, provides critical open space preservation in a dense urban neighborhood, and significant tree canopy and riparian protection values for the city.

Principal Parties:
Ohio Public Works Commission
Clean Ohio Conservation Fund

Emergency Justification: An emergency is being requested for this authorization as it is required as part of the grant applicati...

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