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File #: 19-131    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/3/2019 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/9/2019 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing for Jones Creek Greenway (C-5181) 15% Design PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide an update on the status of the Jones Creek Greenway at 15% design and to receive comments from the Board and members of the public.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution 15%, 2. Attachment B - JonesCreek_rdy_psh_04, 3. Attachment C - Jones Creek map
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Public Hearing for Jones Creek Greenway (C-5181) 15% Design
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide an update on the status of the Jones Creek Greenway at 15% design and to receive comments from the Board and members of the public.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327; Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Zachary Hallock - 919-918-7329

INFORMATION: The Jones Creek Greenway is a short segment of the Bolin Creek Greenway system that will extend from the northern end of Lake Hogan Farms Road to the existing southern end of Orange County's Jones Creek Greenway. While the Carrboro portion of the greenway is relatively short, it includes an important crossing over Jones Creek which, once completed, will enhance the corridor making it more accessible for users of different abilities. The crossing will also have to be designed to accommodate future road connections: north-south and east-west. The corridor provides a direct connection from the Lake Hogan Farms development to Morris Grove Elementary School and is already heavily used. The county's segment, stretches north between Jones Creek and the future Twin Creek Park.

The Town selected Wetherill Engineering out of Raleigh to complete the design/bid process for the project and held a kick-off meeting on January 30th. Greenway designs typically include check-in points at key intervals in the design process-usually 30% and 60% completion. Following the Board's interest in public engagement, staff has scheduled drop-in information sessions followed by public hearings at 15%, 30%, and 60% design. At 60%, the overall project design is typically considered completed and consultants shift their focus to preparing for permit approvals from appropriate state and federal agencies. Staff will continue to keep the Board appraised on the status of the project following 60% design but does not anticipate seeking additional public comment, in or...

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