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File #: 20-0289    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/20 - City/DDA Agreement for First & Ashley
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/16/2020
Enactment date: 3/16/2020 Enactment #: R-20-095
Title: Resolution to Approve an Agreement with the Downtown Development Authority for the First and Ashley Street Improvement Project. ($2,334,383.00)
Attachments: 1. First and Ashley Project Overview Map.pdf, 2. CityDDA - First & Ashley Cost Share Agrmt.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve an Agreement with the Downtown Development Authority for the First and Ashley Street Improvement Project. ($2,334,383.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to authorize an agreement with the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to participate in construction costs for the First and Ashley Street Improvements (from Kingsley Street to Madison Street on First and Ashley Streets and from Main to First on Kingsley Street).

Over the past several years the City and DDA have worked closely to improve infrastructure project coordination. In spring 2020, the DDA will begin construction on a two-way protected bikeway on First Street. In addition to the bikeway, the project will include restoration of two-way traffic on First and Ashley Streets, road resurfacing identified through the City's pavement condition assessment, watermain upsizing and consolidation, stormwater improvements, crosswalk, streetscape, and sidewalk enhancements.

The project also includes removal of 11 DTE cobra head streetlights and installation of 64 City-owned pedestrian streetlights. This change brings 7 blocks in compliance with current lighting standards, allows for City control to respond to outages, and replaces high-pressure sodium lights with energy saving LED's. City staff has calculated the additional long-term maintenance costs of 53 new streetlights - approximately $43,013.00 per light over the lifecycle of the lights. These additional annual operating expenses will be reflected in the ongoing General Fund - Street Lighting Operations and Maintenance Budgets.

The project presents an opportunity for the City to consolidate dual watermains, improve the condition of the Allen Creek Watershed, and install IT conduit without incurring the full cost of resurfacing. The cost share agreement reflects this breakdown; the DDA will pay for 100% of the work related to the protected bikeway, crosswalk enhancements, new street li...

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