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File #: 2991-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/3/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/4/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Service to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of completing a regional corridor analysis; to authorize an expenditure of $200,000.00 within the Public Service Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. MORPC
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Service to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of completing a regional corridor analysis.

Per the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into between the City, MORPC, and a number of other local government partners, MORPC will engage a qualified consultant to undertake a Regional Corridor Analysis. This analysis will provide critical data that will further inform the long-term planning efforts in anticipation of significant regional growth.

Central Ohio is expected to add up to 1 million additional residents by 2050. That level of growth will require advanced preparation for the impact on utilities, land use, and transportation infrastructure. Local governments in Central Ohio are interested in being fully prepared for adapting their communities to evolving market demand and emerging technologies, while looking for better and more sustainable ways to make land use and transportation infrastructure decisions that help retain and attract talent, businesses, and residents.

MORPC’s insight2050 comparative scenario analysis examined different ways to accommodate projected growth, and targeted corridor development was identified as having the potential to capture new market demand and support smart mobility options. The corridor analysis is expected to provide metrics that will assess the likely impact of implementing compact development options identified by insight2050.

Fiscal Impact: Funding in the amount of $200,000 is available within the Public Service Voted Bond Fund.

Emergency action is requested in order to provide MORPC with the resources necessary to avoid any delay in initiating the corridor analysis.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Service to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of completing a regional corridor analysis; ...

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