Capital Improvement Project Highlights for Downtown Merchants

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Capital Improvement Project Highlights for Downtown Merchants

  1. 1. CAPITALIMPROVEMENT PLAN 2013 PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
  2. 2. 2013 DOWNTOWN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTSSidewalks & Streets Projects Parking Facilities • ADA Compliant Ramps • Fraser Street Garage Lighting • Street & Alley Resurfacing Conversion • Atherton Streetscape Project • Conversion of Meter Lots to • Garner Street Reconstruction Kiosks • Tree Replacements and Additions • Pugh Street Garage Sealant • Bike Racks & Covered Bike Racks • Parking StudyTransportation Improvements Other Projects • Downtown Signal Retiming • Organic Food Waste Collection • Atherton/Hillcrest Overhead Signs • Video Surveillance Project • Bicycle Ambassador Project • Downtown Master Plan • Columbia Gasline Project*Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer Projects • HFL Building on Hetzel* • No projects scheduled in the Downtown at this year • Inflow and Infiltration ProjectParks • Orchard Park Playground Project
  3. 3. SIDEWALKS & STREETS2012 CORL STREET RECONSTRUCTION
  4. 4. ADA COMPLIANCE PROJECT • Installation of ADA compliant ramps at the following intersections:Before • Calder Way/Humes Alley • Calder Way/McAllister Alley • Calder Way/McAllister Street • Work anticipated to begin in May After
  5. 5. STREET & ALLEY RESURFACING Streets Selected • Patterson Street From Foster to Fairmount • Sparks Street From Prospect to Westerly Parkway • East Foster Avenue From Locust Lane to Garner • Fairmount Avenue From Sparks to Patterson Resurfacing to begin • Nittany Avenue in late July From Sparks to Patterson • Gill Street From Prospect to Hamilton • McCormick Street From Old Boalsburg to Pugh
  6. 6. ATHERTON CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT• Summer construction schedule• Sidewalks may be closed at times with alternate pathways for pedestrians• Some temporary lane closures• Install handicapped ramps, fence, wider sidewalks, landscaping, new overhead lane designations, new traffic signals and new streetlight poles, fixtures and foundations
  7. 7. GARNER STREET RECONSTRUCTION• South Garner Street from Hamilton to Easterly Parkway• Will improve drainage and pedestrian ramps• Allows for adequate pavement structure for present and future vehicle loads• Work to begin in early May; expect 2-3 months of construction
  8. 8. TREE REPLACEMENT & TREE GRATES• 10 trees planned for downtown• Trees planted by end of May• 12 new tree grates along College & Beaver Avenue• Tree grates completed by mid- August Tree grates are resized as trees grow and replaced when needed
  9. 9. BIKE RACKS• Staff continues to look for possible new bike rack locations• Demonstration covered rack ready for deployment • Will be set up in different areas of the Borough to demonstrate • Will be permanently installed in front of Schlow Memorial Library • Additional covered racks under consideration
  10. 10. TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS2012 UNIVERSITY DRIVE/EASTERLY PARKWAY SIGNAL UPGRADE
  11. 11. TRAFFIC SIGNAL RETIMING• 22 signals in the study• Implementation is scheduled for 2013• No interruption of service expected• For more information, watch the most recent report to Transportation Commission (12-10-12) online at cnet1.org
  12. 12. HILLCREST & ATHERTON OVERHEAD LANE USE CONTROL SIGNS • Installation of 2 Overhead Mast Arms with Lane Use Control Signs • Implementation of Intersection Safety Study Recommendations In an early study conducted by Hoffman (1969), overhead lane use signage • Hillcrest/Atherton was identified as one of the top 5 contributed to a reduction in the total number of accidents by 44 percent in a 1-year period high-crash intersections
  13. 13. BICYCLE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM• Ambassador activities for the Spring Semester include: • Events to encourage safe cycling downtown • Light giveaways • Bicycle parking “positive” enforcement • Trained ambassadors 2013 Bicycle available to give Ambassador Training presentations and interact with the public
  14. 14. PARK PROJECTS LEDERER PARK
  15. 15. ORCHARD PARK PLAYGROUND PML CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER PROJECT• Build Day: June 25• KaBOOM, a national non-profit, will help coordinate activities• DCNR grant funding for 50% of project• Will need ~175 Volunteers
  16. 16. STORMWATER AND SANITARY SEWERS2012 WEST COLLEGE SEWER MAIN AND WATER MAIN PROJECT
  17. 17. STORMWATER & SANITARY SEWERS• No independent projects scheduled in the downtown this year• During street reconstruction and major roadway projects the Public Works Department performs preventative sanitary and stormwater sewer maintenance • Improves efficiency/reduces labor costs • Minimizes future disturbances on new roadway• Inflow and Infiltration (INI) Project • Upon execution of the contract, the first phase of the INI project will be to monitor for high flow areas
  18. 18. PARKING FACILITIESPUGH STREET GARAGE
  19. 19. FRASER GARAGE LIGHTING PROJECT • Project led by a PSU student group • Review of utility bills • Designing a new lighting system with occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting, possibly solar and all new fixtures Fraser Street Parking Garage • Primarily for energy efficiency • Will go out for bid when plan is complete
  20. 20. CONVERSION OF METER LOTS TO KIOSK• Implement Pay by credit card option• Pay-by-plate• Pay by mobile device• Kiosks will replace the old fashioned parking meters in the following locations: • 2 kiosks on the 1st Floor of McAlister Parking Deck • 1 kiosk on the roof of McAlister • 1 kiosk in the Allen Lot New Kiosks to be installed in metered lots • 2 kiosks in the Beaver Ave Lot
  21. 21. PUGH STREET GARAGE SEALANT• Placing a sealant on the Pugh Street Garage drive aisles• Expect a full closure for a week• Planned for May/June after Pugh Street Garage student move out and before Arts Fest
  22. 22. PARKING STUDY• A comprehensive study of both public and private on- and off-street parking in the Central Business District will be developed in 2013 • Analysis to include • Parking structure placement alternatives • Review of all policies and ordinances related to parking demand • Analysis of privately owned parking in the Central Business District • Last report completed in 1985 Pugh Street Garage will be at • Kickoff planned for June the end of its useful in 2018
  23. 23. OTHER PROJECTSPLANNING PROJECTS & PROJECTS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
  24. 24. ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION • Phased roll-out to downtown commercial customers beginning in late summer/early fall Commercial Organic Waste Collection
  25. 25. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE PROJECT• Consolidate video Phase 1 Garages Early May surveillance systems Phase 2 Municipal Early June• Replace and install Building additional cameras in (Parking, municipal garages, Police, etc.) buildings and in public Phase 3 Downtown Early July areas with a focus on the Central Business Phase 4 Neighborhoods Pilot (Not District /Highlands Funded)• If funding allows, pilot video surveillance in neighborhood settings
  26. 26. DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN• Planning document• Phase 1: Physical and Design Improvements • Final draft complete• Phase 2: Implementation Strategies • Ready for review by Phase 1 meeting with municipal staff and regional partners March 2013• Expect completion by June
  27. 27. COLUMBIA GASLINE PROJECT BELLAIRE, BURROWES & PROSPECT• Areas affected: • Bellaire Avenue • East Prospect Avenue from University Drive to Burrowes Street • Burrowes Street from Prospect Avenue to College Avenue• Plan to complete crossing of Beaver and College between student move out and Arts Fest• Project permitting through PennDOT, not SCB• Streets will be resurfaced in 2014
  28. 28. HFL BUILDING 477 EAST BEAVER • Expected completion in early August • Hetzel Street closed to traffic • Hetzel Street expected to reopen to at least one lane prior to completion date
  29. 29. CAPITALIMPROVEMENT PLAN 2014-2018 PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
  30. 30. 2014 – 2018 PROPOSED PROJECTS• Streetlight Replacement (Annual)• Pugh Street Garage Replacement (By 2018)• Fraser Street Open Space Project (2014)• Downtown Master Plan Infrastructure Improvements (2015-2016)• Pugh Streetscape Project (2014)• College Avenue Waterline Replacement (2014)
  31. 31. STREET LIGHT REPLACEMENT• 2013 – Integrated into Atherton Street Improvement Project• 2014 – Integrated into Pugh Street Streetscape Project• 2015 – College Avenue• 2016 – Beaver Avenue from “H” Alley to Burrowes Street• 2017 – Beaver Avenue from Allen to McAllister
  32. 32. PUGH STREET GARAGE REPLACEMENT • End of useful life - 2018 • Begin to plan for replacement through parking study
  33. 33. PUGH STREET STREETSCAPE DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION• Needs assessment • Replacement for Elms • Traffic control at Beaver • Pedestrian amenities• Design completed last year• Incorporated into Downtown Master Plan• Implementation will be dependent upon new garage structure decisions
  34. 34. FRASER STREET OPEN SPACE PROJECT• Completed concept design includes accommodations for: • Pedestrian scale amenities • A public gathering space • Art or sculptures• Planned for 2014• Grant funding will be used, if possible, for art installations
  35. 35. COLLEGE AVENUE WATERLINE REPLACEMENT• State College Borough Water Authority Project • College Avenue from Atherton Street to Hiester Street • Project planned for 2014 • One-lane closure expected that will involve the parking lane • New service line to be installed
  36. 36. DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS• Recommendations from the Downtown Master Plan will be incorporated into future CIP projects• Expected to fund projects identified in the approved Downtown Master Plan beginning in 2015
  37. 37. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN SCHEDULE• Proposals submitted – Early March 2012• Published – Early April• Presented to Council – Mid-April• Public hearing – Early May• Council review – May• Council adoption – Early June Questions??

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