Item # 4.A.
September 26, 2011
CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH, REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING
Date: August 30, 2011
Director’s Name: Hector Castro, P.E.
Department: Public Works, Utilities and Engineering
Subject: Consideration of Layne Boulevard Improvements from Hallandale Beach Boulevard to Holiday Drive; and Consideration of a Priority List for the Pedestrian Improvement Plan (Staff: Director DPW, Utilities & Engineering) (See Backup) BP #003/12 and BP #004/12
MOTION TO CONSIDER AND AUTHORIZE:
Why Action is Necessary
On July 18th and 19th, 2011, the City Commission directed staff to review the above request and to prepare preliminary plans for the conversion of Layne Blvd. from Tamarind Dr. to Hallandale Beach Blvd. to include an extension of the bike lane to, this action was in conjunction with the proposed budget item for the conversion of Layne Blvd. from Holiday Dr. to Tamarind Dr. for the construction of a sidewalk and bike lane. The purpose of this action is to provide improved pedestrian and bicycle access and safety for the residents of the Golden Isles Community.
At the July meeting the City Commission also requested staff to develop a priority list for the Pedestrian Improvement Program.
What Action Accomplishes
1. With approval of this item staff will proceed to meet with the community and solicit input, complete the design of the Layne Blvd. project from Holiday Dr. to Hallandale Beach Blvd., present final plans to the City Commission for comments, prepare bid documents, solicit bids and then present to the City Commission for bid award.
2. With approval of this item, staff will initiate the Pedestrian Improvement Program.
Is this Action Goal Related
This action specifically addresses the City’s strategic priorities of:
Livable Community by providing a Community where residents feel and are safe; where neighborhoods are pedestrian friendly; and where quality and affordable leisure activities are provided.
Environmental Sustainability by enhancing the quality of life of residents and visitors by protecting natural resources, environment, landscapes, tree canopy and planning for the conservation of these assets.
Economic Development by supporting property owners in maintaining and improving property values.
Excellence in Government by ensuring that local government is transparent in its operations; communicates effectively, and values and supports community input and participation.
Previous Action Taken
On July 18th and 19th, 2011 the City Commission directed staff to research the feasibility of extending the bike lanes from the guardhouse to the corner of Hallandale Beach and Layne Boulevards. Furthermore, while discussing the Pedestrian Improvement Program, the City Commission directed staff to develop a list of priorities for the Pedestrian Improvement Program; and to bring back for commission consideration during the first Budget Public Hearing.
STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTION.
Staff was previously directed by the Commission to review the feasibility of, and to prepare preliminary plans for the addition of a sidewalk and bike lane on Layne Blvd., through lane reduction, from Holiday Dr. to Tamarind Dr. These plans have been expanded to include the new portion as described above. Previous analysis of adding a sidewalk to Layne Blvd. involved locating the sidewalk at the right-of-way line on the east side of the road. This original concept was met with many concerns by the affected property owners as this would have directly impacted and conflicted with the landscape and front yards. The new proposed plan would replace a vehicular traffic lane with a sidewalk and with a bike lane, on one or both sides of the street. The options to be considered are, 1) Sidewalk and bike lane on both sides, 2) Sidewalk and bike lane on east side only, 3) Sidewalk on both sides, 4) Sidewalk on east side only.
Staff recommends that the new options be presented to the community for input and then returned to the City Commission with a final recommendation for consideration and final comments.
The Pedestrian Improvement Program was developed by the Community Redevelopment Agency to improve the overall City sidewalk and pedestrian access throughout the City. The program includes updating all intersections to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA), the program also includes insuring that there is sidewalk along at least one side of all streets within the City.
If approved as part of the FY 11-12 Budget, staff will proceed to complete all the necessary tasks to release the bid, including presentation to the Community, final comments by the City Commission and City Commission approval of the bid award. Likewise, the Pedestrian Improvement Program will be initiated based on the approved priorities.
Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary:
The estimated Layne Blvd. project costs for sidewalk on both sides of the street are:
Bike lane, $10,000
Storm Drainage, $100,000
Micro resurfacing, $70,000
If approved, funding in the amount of $250,000 will be available for FY 12 under the following accounts:
#160-4110-541-6629, Transportation Fund, Capital Improvements & Extensions, $150,000.00
#121-6310-529-6629, Golden Isle Safe Neighborhood District Funds, Improvements and Extensions, $100,000.00
Once complete, the impact of this project on the City’s operating budget has been estimated at $6000.00, based on an estimate of; 1 crew, $100 per hour, 2 hours each time, 30 times per year. There will be insignificant additional costs for the maintenance of the roadway striping.
The estimated costs for the Pedestrian Improvement Program are $750,000. The CRA will be funding this program in the amount of $250,000 per year for a three-year period.
If approved, funding in the amount of $250,000 will be available for FY12 under the following Accounts:
#160-4110-541-6629, Transportation Fund, Capital Improvements & Extensions, $187,500
#130-6340-559-6629, CRA Fund, Capital Projects, $62,500
Once complete, the impact of this project on the City’s operating budget has been estimated at $12,500.00 per year for the maintenance of the additional sidewalks and ADA ramps.
Exhibit 1 – Preliminary Plans for Lane Modifications
Exhibit 2 – Priority List for Pedestrian Improvements Program
Prepared By: _______________________
Richard Labinsky, P.E.
Mark Antonio, City Manager Date
_____Approved _____Disapproved _____Hold for Discussion