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File #: 0308-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to modify the contract with MS Consultants for the Alum Creek Trail - Johnstown Road/ East Columbus Connector Design; to authorize the transfer of $381,276.00 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; to amend the 2016 Capital Improvement Budget; to modify the previously authorized amount by $514,000.00 for a total expenditure of $653,218.50 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($514,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Alum Creek Trail Johnstown East Columbus Connector Mod - DAX

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to modify the contract with MS Consultants for the Alum Creek Trail - Johnstown Road/ East Columbus Connector Design.

This will be a contract modification to perform detailed design plans for a new trail connection from the Alum Creek Trail to the East Columbus community. The project will construct an all-access path and on-street bike improvements from the Alum Creek Trail central section to Johnstown Road, Parkview Boulevard, Cassady Avenue, and Krum Park. Over 5,000 residents will be connected to the city’s regional trail network. The first phase of the contract (Ordinance 0668-2016) was to complete the Feasibility Study, which has been submitted and approved. The Feasibility Study developed the preferred alignment for the trail, and cycling and safety improvements to neighborhood streets. This first phase also involved public meetings, preliminary engineering, cost estimating, environmental field review, and key stakeholder meetings.

The East Columbus/Krumm Park neighborhood is a significant community of the city's near east side. The area has no access to the Alum Creek Trail, a major 22 mile north/south trail on the west bank of the river. The project will provide a new direct connector for the community, as well as increased access from the Johnstown Road corridor. An existing unused pedestrian bridge over Alum Creek next to Airport Drive will be slightly modified to align with a new trail underpass beneath I-670. From I-670, 1300 l.f. of new trail will be built to Johnstown Road. New bike lanes (0.3 mi.) will be built along Johnstown Road to Cassady Avenue. Also, a new bike boulevard along Kenilworth Avenue/Roxbury St./10th Avenue will improve safe on-street access to Krumm Park Recreation Center and East Columbus elementary school, the central community spaces of the neighborhood.

In July of 2015, the department was awarded a grant by the Mid-O...

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