Kalorama Park Community Meeting Presentation (May 22, 2014)

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Kalorama Park Community Meeting Presentation (May 22, 2014)

  1. 1. Community Meeting May 22, 2014 DRAINAGE, EROSION & LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
  2. 2. GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESS FOR METING • START ON TIME • RESPECT EACH OTHER • CELLPHONES • Q&A WILL BE TAKEN AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION
  3. 3. AGENDA  Introductions  Site View  What we Know  What Has Been Done  Project Timeline  Next Steps  Contact Information  Questions and Answers
  4. 4. INTRODUCTIONS OF PROJECT TEAM • Department of General Services (DGS) • Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) • Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, P.A. (MHG) – Civil/Environmental Engineer – Landscape Architect – Land Surveyor • ECS Capitol Services, PLLC – Geotechnical Engineer • The Louis Berger Group, Inc. – Archaeological Consultant • Norton Land Design – Arborist
  5. 5. SITE VIEW
  6. 6. WHAT WE KNOW DRAINAGE PROBLEMS: • Excessive, concentrated runoff on sidewalks & stairs leading to 19th St. • Underperforming storm drains • Underperforming stormwater management (SWM) practices. • Icing conditions. • Potential issues with 19th St. drainage system. EROSION PROBLEMS: • Lack of established vegetation. • Compacted soils. • Highly traveled areas • Eroding soils in areas of concentrated runoff. TREE CONSERVATION CONCERNS: • Deep soil aeration and foot fertilization for all trees in project area. • Preservation / enhancement of existing scarlet oak trunk. • Equipping large trees with lightning cables OTHER CONCERNS: • Removal of waste materials left from previous construction. • Improvements to basketball courts.
  7. 7. WHAT HAS BEEN DONE • New gutters and downspouts have been installed. • Storm water is being redirected away from building and plaza space. • New soils and landscaping installed at Belmont Street entrance • Trench drain investigation was completed, showing broken drain • Trench drain is being fixed. • DGS has hired a Engineering firm (Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, P.A. (MHG) to revaluate the issues and produce Construction Documents.
  8. 8. PROJECT TIMELINE Site Surveys May-June 2014 Preliminary Design June-July 2014 50% Community Meeting (Mid-July) Final Design July-August 2014 100% Community Meeting (Beginning of August) Permitting September 2014 Construction October 2014 – March 2015
  9. 9. Elevating the Quality of Life in the District NEXT STEPS • DGS/DPR and Engineer will come to the community with 50% construction document set to discuss with community • DGS/DPR and Engineer will come back at 100% and summarize design with community. • DGS/DPR will provide periodic updates to the community during the construction phase of the process. • DGS/DPR to procure a General Contractor to construction and address the design/construction documents.
  10. 10. Questions & Answers Thanks for your time! Elevating the Quality of Life in the District
  11. 11. CONTACT INFORMATION

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