City of College Park: Design-Engineering for Complete and Green Streets
Updated Thursday, September 18, 2020: The consultant has completed the 30% design work. The report describing the process for selecting five street segments for reconstruction as complete and green streets is being prepared for publication and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
This project will lead to the implementation of the City of College Park Complete and Green Streets policies. The project will address sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, stormwater best management practices and street trees. Cost estimates will also be provided. The project will provide 30% of the design and engineering required to fund construction.
Background: The College Park City Council formally adopted a Complete & Green Streets Policy on April 12, 2016. This policy established the goal of creating a citywide network of roadways that provide safe access for all users. Staff in the city’s departments of planning and engineering have worked since that time to study existing conditions and programs and identify priority streets across the city. Implementation has been stalled due to lack of city resources – staff and funding. Once the city has preliminary designs and cost estimates furnished via this PAMC project, applying for grants, developing final design, and then advancing to construction will be much more achievable.