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File #: 19-0389    Version: Name: 3/4/19 Resolution Directing City Administrator to Budget Lower Town Mobility Study
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/4/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/4/2019 Final action: 3/4/2019
Enactment date: 3/4/2019 Enactment #: R-19-086
Title: Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Include Funding in the FY20 City Budget to Conduct the Lower Town Area Mobility Study
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Zachary Ackerman
Title
Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Include Funding in the FY20 City Budget to Conduct the Lower Town Area Mobility Study
Memorandum
Development in the northern areas of the City can reasonably be expected to add demand to the City's mobility network. The confluence of Pontiac Trail, Broadway, Plymouth Road, Moore Street, Wall Street, and Maiden Lane (also known as Lower Town) has the potential to become a mobility chokepoint.

City Council desires to mitigate the potential impacts of development on the City's quality of life. In December 2017, City Council passed a resolution (R-17-472) directing the City Administrator to review and update previous studies of vehicular, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian movements leading to, and traveling through, the Lower Town area. Staff prepared a draft scope and cost estimate for Lower Town Area Mobility Study. In January 2018, the City's Transportation Commission reviewed and provided comments on the scope of this study. The scope of work, cost estimate and comments from the Transportation Commission were submitted to City Council in February 2018.

On April 23, 2018, a request for proposal (RFP No. 18-21) was issued for the Lower Town Area Mobility Study. Proposals were received from three consultant teams on June 1, 2018. A team of staff members reviewed the proposals and selected two consultant teams for interview. After the interviews, staff presented an agreement with the best qualified team to Council for approval.

However, Council citing concerns with the project budget and delivery schedule direct the City Administrator to review the contract with the selected team and deferred consideration of the final agreement until February 19, 2019 at which time Council did not approve to amend the FY19 budget by the required 8 votes, although a majority of Council did vote to approve the agreement.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: Work for this project was recently entered into the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP),...

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