Updated Friday, July 24, 2020: The city has provided comments on the 30% design concept and the consultant is incorporating the requested changes. Issues discussed include bump-outs, tree planting spaces, crosswalks, guardrails and sidewalks. The project is scheduled for completion on or before August 25, 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. Due to PAMC funding constraints, the project is limited to 30% of a complete design.
Background: The 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.