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powerpoint presentation from Supervisor Susan Bonilla for Port Chicago Mitigation Plan

powerpoint presentation from Supervisor Susan Bonilla for Port Chicago Mitigation Plan

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  • 1. Draft Expenditure Plan for Navy Mitigation Fund Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover, District V Supervisor Susan Bonilla, District IV Community Development Department Public Works Department
  • 2. Background
    • $5 million from U.S. Navy to mitigate closure of Port Chicago Highway through Weapons Station
    • Contra Costa County adopted a plan in 1991 for how to use the funds – road and trails projects
    • Many trail projects completed, but the road project (Evora Road Extension) remains unbuilt, due to objections from City of Concord
    • In 2007 Board of Supervisors decided to revise the plan to see if funds could be used for other projects
  • 3. Purpose of Fund
    • To mitigate the loss of Port Chicago Highway linking Bay Point, Clyde and Concord
      • Restore or improve transportation connections between communities
      • Restore access to waterfront
  • 4. 1991 Plan
    • Evora Road Extension to Concord $4M
      • Not built due to City of Concord objections
    • DeAnza Trail Plus Feeder Trails $1M
      • Numerous trails built
    • Transportation studies and planning $235K
      • Studies completed
  • 5. Update On Process
    • Town Hall meeting in April 2007
    • Input from other meetings (Bay Point MAC, Clyde M-16 District, etc.)
    • Project development, June - December 2007
    • Cost estimates for projects developed, Fall - Winter 2007/2008
  • 6. Criteria for new plan
    • Match the purpose of the funds (restore transportation links or waterfront access)
    • Community input
    • Achieve a mix of project types
    • Projects that are realistic, “do-able” in next few years
  • 7. Draft Expenditure Plan for public review and comment
    • 2 nd left-turn lane from Evora Road onto Willow Pass Road .
    • Reduce morning backup by 500 feet; traffic signal to be paid for by business park developer.
    • Navy Fund: $1.3 million (full funding)
    • Bailey Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Improvements (from Delta DeAnza Trail near Mims Avenue, past freeway ramps to BART driveway)
    • Improve walk/bike conditions for Bel Air Elementary students, BART users, other pedestrians/bicyclists
    • Navy Fund: $1.5 million (partial/full funding)
    • Clyde Union Pacific Right-of-Way Trail
    • Build trail along unused railroad corridor by Port Chicago Highway, and establish trust fund to cover long-term maintenance needs
    • Navy Fund: $1.5 million (full funding)
  • 8. Draft Expenditure Plan, cont’d
    • Bailey-Bella Vista Connector Trail
      • Improve existing trail between Bella Vista Avenue and Bailey Road near Bel Air Elementary School and establish trust fund for long-term maintenance needs.
      • Navy Fund: $500,000 (full funding)
    • Driftwood Drive Landscaping Improvements
    • Restore Driftwood Drive landscaping that was financed by the first Navy Mitigation Fund Expenditure Plan (connector from neighborhood to Delta DeAnza Regional Trail and waterfront)
    • Navy Fund: $750,000 (full funding)
    • Bay Point Waterfront Park Access Improvements
    • Provide easier access, including disabled access to park west of McAvoy Harbor.
    • Navy Fund: $450,000 (full funding)
  • 9. Draft Expenditure Plan, cont’d
    • Planning and environmental impact review for Great California Delta Trail
    • Trail will eventually ring the Delta Region, connecting to the Bay Trail in Martinez.
    • Navy Fund: $350,000 (full funding)
    • Build Great California Delta Trail from Bay Point Park to Clyde, Concord and Martinez
    • Trail will be a local segment of proposed Great California Delta Trail, eventually will ink to Bay Trail at Martinez); provides access to waterfront.
    • Navy Fund: $1 million (partial funding)
    • Build Great California Delta Trail from Bay Point Park to Pittsburg
    • Another segment of proposed Great California Delta Trail.
    • Navy Fund: $1 million (partial funding)
  • 10. Draft Plan Benefits
    • Balance of project types (commuter traffic relief, pedestrian/bicycle safety, trail construction, trail landscaping and long-term maintenance, waterfront access)
    • Projects are relatively inexpensive and most can be fully funded by Navy Mitigation Fund
    • Projects can be accomplished in next few years
  • 11. Next steps
    • More public outreach and input through April
    • Revise final plan early May
    • Adoption of final plan by Board of Supervisors mid-to-late May
  • 12. Contacts
    • Interested groups who want a presentation can contact :
    • Supervisor Federal Glover’s office -- (925) 427-8138, or
    • Supervisor Susan Bonilla’s office -- (925) 521-7100, or
    • John Greitzer, Community Development Department -- (925) 335-1201