Springbrook Nature Trail City Council Meeting September 13, 2012
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
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
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
Council Direction? End conversation at this point regarding nature trail based on HOA Board preference? Continue conversation?