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File #: 18-1106    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/27/2018 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 1/7/2019 Final action:
Title: Request funding approval for Maple Avenue Corridor Multimodal Transportation and Land Use Study
Attachments: 1. Maple Avenue Corridor Transportation and Land Use Study - Statement of Work_11-26_2018, 2. Maple Avenue Corridor Transportation and Land Use Study - Kimley-Horn Scope_11-26_2018, 3. Appendix A - Study Area, 4. KIMLEY HORN 2018, 5. KIMLEY HORN RENEWAL 2019, 6. Kimley Horn PO 2018, 7. KIMLEY -HORN PO 20190140-00, 8. Kimley Horn

Subject:

Title

Request funding approval for Maple Avenue Corridor Multimodal Transportation and Land Use Study

Body

EXPLANATION AND SUMMARY:

 

The Town’s Comprehensive Plan 2015 Update identifies traffic congestion in the commercial areas, in particular Maple Avenue, as one of the Town’s most complex transportation challenges. The Comprehensive Plan (in Chapter 9:  Implementation) specifically calls for a special study of the Maple Avenue Commercial Corridor.

 

The Town currently has a contract with Kimley-Horn to provide transportation services and analysis (Fairfax County Contract 4400003237, RFP2000000131.  As such, the Town has requested that Kimley-Horn prepare a scope of work to conduct a study of transportation and land use along the Maple Avenue Corridor as well as take into consideration potential development under the Maple Avenue Commercial (MAC) Zone district. Town Council discussed parameters of this study at a work session on November 5, 2018.

 

The scope of work for the study will include community engagement and look at existing conditions along Maple Avenue, including vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit conditions. The consultant also will look at future conditions based on future land uses and potential development under the MAC Zone district and will make recommendations on improvements to the transportation network. This study will build off the Town’s recent signal timing and synchronization plan. 

 

Funding for the study will be provided through the vacant/not-yet-filled Transportation Engineer position along with unused/unallocated consultant funds from both public works and planning and zoning department budgets.

 

Departmental Recommendation:  Recommend approval.

 

Finance Recommendation:  Recommend approval.

 

Purchasing Recommendation:  Recommend approval.

 

Town Attorney Recommendation:  The Town may ride the Fairfax County contract for the proposed professional services or solicit bids in the discretion of Town Council.

 

Town Manager's Recommendation:  I recommend the Town Council approve the proposed expenditures of funds with the Kimley-Horn to conduct a Maple Avenue Corridor Multimodal Transportation and Land Use Study, as presented.

 

Cost and Financing:  $79,994.06

Account Number:  $35,994.06  100-104-1041-14110-43101

                                                               $44,000.00 300-000-0000-39440-43308

 

Decision Needed by This date:  December 10, 2018

 

PROPOSED/SUGGESTED MOTION

Recommended Action

"I move to approve the proposed expenditure of funds in the amount of $79,994.06 with Kimley-Horn to conduct a Maple Avenue Corridor Multimodal Transportation and Land Use Study."

Or

Other action deemed necessary by Council.