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File #: 1574-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to provide engineering and public involvement services for the Scioto Trail Extension from Fifth Avenue to Griggs Park; to authorize the transfer of $169,500.00 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1326-2019; to authorize the expenditure of $169,500.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($169,500.00)
Attachments: 1. Scioto Trail Extension 5th to Griggs
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to provide engineering and public involvement services for the Scioto Trail Extension from Fifth Avenue to Griggs Park. The project will be developed as a two stage contract. Stage One will develop the alignment for the trail extension from Fifth Avenue to Trabue Road, including environmental inventory, public engagement, utility coordination, and coordination with key regional trail building agencies in the study area. Pending successful completion of Stage One, a contract modification will be submitted to Council for Stage Two to develop the final plans for construction of the trail segment from Fifth Avenue to Trabue Road, including details, permitting, and bid documents.

The Scioto Trail is a major regional greenway from the south side of downtown in Berliner Park to Fifth Avenue. This nine miles of open trail is one of the city’s most heavily used paths for cyclists, pedestrians, commuters, runners, and special events. Plans call for over 27 miles of trail to be completed from the far northwest side of the city through downtown, to the far south side of Columbus near Lockbourne. This key middle section will tie together regional trail partners such as Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Metro Parks, and Marble Cliff. Over 8,000 residents live within a 10 minute walk of this proposed segment, and over 350,000 residents from around the larger area will begin to be connected to Griggs Park (one of the city’s largest parks) Marble Cliff Metro Park (under development), as well as the entire 126 mile regional Central Ohio greenway network.

The costs for Stage One of this contract will be $169,500.
A contract modification for Stage Two will be submitted to Council in 2020 for detailed design of the project.

Proposals were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, ...

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