Springbrook Nature Trail

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Springbrook Nature Trail

  1. 1. Springbrook Nature Trail City Council Meeting September 13, 2012
  2. 2. Background• 2002 – Proposed in the Bikeway and Pedestrian Master Plan• 2004 – Prioritized by the Hike and Bike Task Force and adopted by City Council as a High Priority• 2008 – Funding included in bond referendum approved by voters ($4.4 million)• 2011 – Awarded contract to Halff Associates, Inc. to conduct a preliminary design study• May 2012 – Route alternatives presented to Council• August 2012 – Council directs staff to proceed with final design of entire project (using on-street option for Segment A)• August 2012 – Council directs staff to discuss with neighborhood the concept of a natural or “green” trail on HOA property
  3. 3. Complete Alignment Include map
  4. 4. Segment A Longmire Dr.Eagle Ave Barron Road
  5. 5. Route – Segment A Segment A (Eagle/Longmire/Barron)  Reconstruct sidewalks less than 5-feet wide  Address ADA issues  Wayfinding signage  Stripe bike lanes  Provide benches or other trail related amenities when sufficient ROW is available  Minimize impacts to landscaping, fences, and neighborhood signs inside the ROW  Keep all improvements inside the existing ROW or existing public access easements
  6. 6. Land Dedication In April the SpringBrook HOA voted on a proposition to allow the HOA Board to negotiate with the City to dedicate 18 acres of common area  170 votes were cast from a total of 196 Lot owners  100 votes for the dedication  70 votes against the dedication Some homeowners in the neighborhood strongly oppose the land dedication and the trail in the common area Residents spoke against trail at August Meeting HOA Board provided a letter of opposition to nature trail concept
  7. 7. Council Direction? End conversation at this point regarding nature trail based on HOA Board preference? Continue conversation?

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