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File #: 0150-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to modify an existing Contribution Agreement between the Department of Public Service and the Columbus State Community College Development Foundation relative to design of the Miscellaneous Economic Development - Creative Campus Phase 2 project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $177,987.09 within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($177,987.09)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 0150-2019 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to modify an existing Contribution Agreement with and the Columbus State Community College Development Foundation, Inc., relative to the Miscellaneous Economic Development - Creative Campus Phase 2 project.

The Miscellaneous Economic Development - Creative Campus Phase 2 project will upgrade the roadway, sidewalks, pedestrian safety and aesthetic elements within the City of Columbus right-of-way in the Creative Campus Area (Cleveland Avenue between Long Street and Mount Vernon Avenue). Cleveland Avenue improvements will consist of roadway reconstruction with lane reconfiguration and curb line relocations, addition of curb extensions defining on-street parking areas, wider sidewalks, new street trees and tree lawns, new street lighting, new mast arm traffic signals, relocation of all overhead utilities to underground systems, new storm water facilities, and traffic control changes as needed. The Mt. Vernon Avenue/Spring Street intersection will be improved to accommodate two-way operation on the portion of Mt. Vernon Avenue between Cleveland Avenue and Spring Street, including removal of Columbus street lighting, installing new mast arm traffic signals, and striping Mt. Vernon Avenue to provide a one-way to two-way conversion.
Ordinance 2896-2017 previously authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into a Design Guaranteed Maximum Reimbursement Agreement with the Columbus State Foundation for the aforementioned Project, which encompasses various improvements to Cleveland Avenue between Long Street and Mount Vernon Avenue, in connection with Columbus State Community College’s new culinary school project.

The Department of Public Service subsequently determined that it would be more prudent to execute a Contribution Agreement relative to that effort, and Ordinance 0016-2018 amended the earlier legislation to facilitate the execution of said agreement between the par...

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