Citizens Task Force Meeting Scheduled
A meeting of the Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF) has been scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1200 N. Campbell Avenue, just north of Speedway.
The agenda will include:
Draft Design Concept Report (DCR) A presentation and discussion of the DCR will be held at the CTF meeting. The Broadway project team is continuing work on the draft DCR that will summarize and create a record of the roadway design planning work that has been done to date for the project, and document the criteria that will guide the rest of the design process. Drafts of Chapters 1 through 3 of the DCR have been posted to the website for review and comment. Comments can be submitted using the comment form found on the website. We anticipate that new sections will be added weekly, with the entire draft DCR available by early December. Staff will share written comments received by Friday, December 4th, at the CTF meeting on December 10, but will continue to accept and review comments through the end of December. The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will finalize and post the DCR in January.
Roadway Design At the CTF meeting, TDOT staff will provide an overview of the design process being used by staff and the project design team to develop 30% design plans. Staff will revisit the Technical Design Parameters that were adopted by Mayor and Council on June 9, 2015, and describe how these parameters are being used to guide the ongoing roadway design process. The 30% design plans are still anticipated to be completed and posted online in March 2016, with an Open House to be held in April 2016.
Property & Business Owners Meetings The City's ombudsman James MacAdam will make a presentation at the CTF meeting regarding meetings he has had with property owners, business owners and tenants in the corridor; the relocation planning work Tierra Right of Way is beginning; feedback from the Acquisition 101 workshops held in early November; and the timeline for property acquisition.
Land Use Planning & Public Involvement At the CTF meeting, staff from the City's Office of Integrated Planning will discuss and request feedback on the proposed land use planning process for Broadway. In addition, staff will provide an overview and timeline regarding opportunities for public input and review of the roadway project, including streetscape design, public art and business district branding.
MAJOR STREETS AND ROUTES PLAN AMENDMENT
At the same time that Mayor and Council adopted the Broadway baseline alignment concept on June 9, 2015, they also directed staff to proceed with amending the Major Streets and Routes (MS&R) Plan to make the future right-of-way shown for Broadway Boulevard, between Euclid Avenue and Country Club Road, consistent with the baseline alignment concept (Resolution #22410). The MS&R Plan, which consists of a map and text, is used by the Planning and Development Services Department to determine the right-of-way line from which proposed development must set back.
Because the MS&R is a plan, proposed amendments must first be presented to the Planning Commission before being taken to Mayor and Council for approval. Staff presented information regarding the proposed MS&R amendment for Broadway at a Planning Commission Study Session on October 21, 2015. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on amending the MS&R on December 2, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in Mayor and Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 W. Alameda. The public is welcome to attend. Information about this item, which is #5 on the agenda, should be posted on the Planning Commission's website at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/planning-commission.
If you haven't checked out the new Broadway project website, please take a look! www.broadwayboulevard.info.
All future updates on the design and construction phases of the project will be posted on this site.
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