Ann Arbor logo
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-0876    Version: 1 Name: 6/3/19 - Hollywood Dr. SAD Resolution #1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/3/2019 Final action: 6/3/2019
Enactment date: 6/3/2019 Enactment #: R-19-252
Title: Resolution No. 1 - Prepare Plans and Specifications for the Proposed Hollywood Drive Improvements - Special Assessment Project, and Appropriate $200,000.00 from the General Fund Balance for the Design of the Project (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Hollywood petition request.pdf, 2. Polich Ltr - Hollywood and Dellwood.pdf
Title
Resolution No. 1 - Prepare Plans and Specifications for the Proposed Hollywood Drive Improvements - Special Assessment Project, and Appropriate $200,000.00 from the General Fund Balance for the Design of the Project (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Approval of the attached resolution directs staff to prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates to pave Hollywood Drive from Maple Road to Allison Drive as a special assessment project.

Hollywood Drive is currently a gravel road. In May of 2017, approximately 60% of the adjacent property owners submitted a petition to the City requesting that the City begin the design and special assessment process to pave the street (see attached petition and the City's response letter). This prompted Staff to include the project in the FY20-25 Capital Improvements Plan (Project Numbers TR-NS-20-01 & UT-ST-20-02).

Paving the road has several benefits including a long- term reduction in maintenance costs, better control of stormwater runoff and stormwater quality, a reduction in dust, and an improved the driving surface. Long term, pavement will provide an improved experience to road users and will cost less to maintain.

The proposed project includes installing:
* The road and base;
* A permanent asphalt surface;
* Curbs & gutters to control storm runoff;
* Storm infrastructure elements per the City's Green Streets Policy; and,
* Sidewalks in accordance with the City's Complete Streets Policy.

It is uncertain whether permanent easements may be necessary to construct the roadway. However, the construction will likely require the removal of some trees and necessitate temporary grading easements.

The City Code provides that the cost for first time paving of a road is borne by the parcels that benefit from it. A preliminary planning-level cost estimate performed by City staff estimates the cost of the project to be approximately $935,000.00, not all of which would be assessed. The attached resolution directs staff to pr...

Click here for full text