- Branson Spirit of 76

Report
Highway 76 Complete Streets
Project
Study Session
February 7, 2013
Agenda
• Clarification & Discussion of Project Elements
– Project Scope
– Project Goals
• Project Objectives
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– ACTION ITEM: Affirm Scope, Goals and Objectives
Utility Coordination Update
Project Progress Items
Schedule Update/Next Milestones
Next Study Session/Meeting
Clarification & Discussion of
Project Elements
• Project Scope
– Develop a conceptual design plan and funding
strategy that will transform 76 Country Boulevard
into a “Complete Street” whereby the roadway
corridor is redesigned and reconfigured to enable
safe, attractive, and comfortable access and travel
for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists,
motorists and public transport users of all ages
and abilities.
Clarification & Discussion of
Project Elements
• Project Goals
– Provide Sight-line Enhancements through buried Utilities
and unique Streetscape beautification
– Create a safe and efficient interplay of vehicles, mass
transit, pedestrians and cyclists
– Build an attractive Promenade to boost Visitor numbers
and “Stay-time” in the corridor, thus growing the shopping
and business opportunities
– Establish the funding mechanism for completion of the
entire corridor transformation
Project Objectives
• Provide Sight-line Enhancements through buried
Utilities and unique Streetscape beautification
• Relocate all overhead utilities from 76 Country Boulevard
– Empire Electric, White River Electric, CenturyLink, Suddenlink
• Design duct bank system to accommodate all utilities
• Develop theming for the identified “Activity Centers”
within the corridor
– Branson, Ozark charm
– Unique, Distinctive Points of Interest, Character
Project Objectives
• Create a safe and efficient interplay of vehicles, mass
transit, pedestrians and cyclists
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Roadway Modifications
Pedestrian Promenade, Pocket Parks
Pedestrian Crossings
Trolley Stops, Public Parking
Bicycle Lanes
Project Objectives
• Build an attractive Promenade to boost Visitor
numbers and “Stay-time” in the corridor, thus
growing the shopping and business opportunities
– Promenade, initially, on one side of the road
– Pedestrian Crossings strategically placed creatively
blending safety, mobility and tourist-shopper mentality
– Inspire and gain commitment of private businesses to
partner with City on improvements
Project Objectives
• Establish the funding mechanism for completion of
the entire corridor transformation – “What can we
Afford?”
– Identify City funding/sources for project
• Existing $15 Million, on-going Tourism Tax, etc.
– Identify outside sources of funding to Leverage project
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MoDOT Cost Share; Economic Development funds, MTFC
Transportation Development District (TDD)
Community Improvement District (CID)
Grants, Incentives, other taxing authority
– Calculate revenue projections and include in scenarios
Utility Coordination Update
• Empire District Electric Company
– Met with on January 17, 2013, Joplin Office
– Reviewed Relocation Options, Stanley to Fall Creek
• South Route Main, North Route Local Wood Poles $1,610 K
• South Route Main, North Route Local Steel Poles $1,932 K
– Agreed on Relocation S/O 76
– Empire to Update Design, Meet with our Team
– Travel to Gatlinburg March 13
• Meet with Sevier County Electric
Utility Coordination Update
• White River Valley Electric Cooperative
– Met with on January 24, 2013
– Provided them of the 76 Complete Streets Project
– Discussed their facilities along the corridor
• Primary and secondary power lines
• Street Lights
– WRVE to provide existing mapping of facilities next week
– Interested in Travel to Gatlinburg
TEAM
76 COUNTRY BOULEVARD
Mayor Raeanne Presley
Alderman Cris Bohinc
Alderman Rick Todd
Alderman Mike Booth
Alderman Patrick Parnell
Alderman Bob Simmons
Alderman Rick Davis
City Administrator Dean Kruithof
MoDOT Area Engineer Beth Schaller
STAKEHOLDER
WORK GROUPS
BUSINESS/
PROPERTY
OWNERS
ACTIVITY
CENTER 1
BUSINESS/
PROPERTY
OWNERS
ACTIVITY
CENTER 2
BUSINESS/
PROPERTY
OWNERS
ACTIVITY
CENTER 3
BUSINESS/
PROPERTY
OWNERS
ACTIVITY
CENTER 4
BUSINESS/
PROPERTY
OWNERS
ACTIVITY
CENTER 5
GENERAL
PUBLIC/
VISITORS
Schedule
Dec ’12
Jan ‘13
Feb ‘13
Mar
Apr ’13
May
Jun ‘13
Jul ‘13
Aug ‘13
Sep ‘13
Oct ‘13
Nov ‘13
KICKOFF
DISCOVERY
PRE-CONCEPT (VISIONING)
ANALYSIS & CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
DEVELOPMENT OF PREFERRED
ALTERNATIVE
TEAM
STUDY
SESSION
STAKEHOLDERS
PUBLIC
FINALIZE
CONCEPTS
TEAM WORKSHOP
STEERING COMMITTEE
STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEWS
STAKEHOLDER MEETING
PUBLIC MEETING
Stakeholder Meeting #1 (Apr 2013):
Stakeholder Meeting #2 (Jul 2013):
Review corridor & theme alternatives
Public Meeting #1 (Jul 2013):
Review corridor & theme alternatives; Set
priorities between potential conflicts
Stakeholder Meeting #3 (Oct 2013):
Review them and material options
NEW ONLINE TOPICS
MATERIALS GALLERY
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MILESTONES
Confirm baseline conditions & vision;
Respond to conceptual framework and themes
Next Meetings
• Stakeholder Discussions and Groups
– February 2013
• Meeting with BOA
– March 7, 2013

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