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Minutes - Downtown Management Commission - 2/7/2000CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES FORM NAME OF BOARD /COMMISSION: DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT COMMISSION NAMEITELEPHONE OF PERSON PREPARING SUMMARY: BARBARA ETTINGOFF 413 -7318 NAMES OF MEMBERS, STAFF AND INVITED GUESTS PRESENT: BOARD MEMBERS: GETCHES, HEINZ, KARAKEHIAN, PUZIO (JENSEN ABSENT) STAFF: ETTINGOFF, HESTER, JIMENEZ, MANKA, MORGAN, PATTERSON, PECK, REZNIK, TRUJILLO, WARD, WINTER GUEST: HAAS (INTERIM BID DIRECTOR); FOXHOVEN (DBI); KARL ANUTA, HOWARD SEGAL, DAVID ROWLAND AND SHARON ROSALL (Boulder residents); BART BALIS (BOULDER ATTORNEY) TYPE OF MEETING: MINUTES REGULAR:February 7, 2000 AGENDA ITEM 1- ROLL CALL: Roll call taken at 5:33PM. AGENDA ITEM 2 - APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 10, 2000, MINUTES: (See Action Item below.) AGENDA ITEM 3 - CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: None AGENDA ITEM 4 - PARKING SERVICES UPDATE /GOSS GROVE: Patterson reviewed February 3, 2000 memo to Mayor Will Toor and City Council (attached hereto). The Goss /Grove neighborhood permit parking zone has been implemented; commuter permits have been issued to the stakeholders and all seems to be running well. As to the number of commuter permits issued to Boulder High, only 7 of those on the list did not receive a commuter permit. Boulder High School students are not utilizing the Crossroads shuttle; however, a handful of the Postal employees are. Responding to Getches' question as to where the revenue generated from permits is allocated, Patterson stated: the revenue goes to the general fund of which parking enforcement is a part. Patterson also stated that the revenue generated is meant to be revenue neutral. AGENDA ITEM 5 - POLICE UPDATE: Manka presented the 1999 statistics and a 1998/99 • comparison for the downtown police annex. Puzio pointed out the decrease in drug violations from 72 (1998) to 30 (1999) and congratulated the officers. Following are the officer teams for the mall: Manka/Trujillo (graffiti issues); Paddock/Aguirre, late afternoon shift (youth/alcohol issues especially during the summer); Morgan /Collodi, (transient issues) and working on a comprehensive program to deal with these issues. Responding to Karakehian's concerns about coverage during the more active months of summer, Manka said they are following up with the anticipated activity of the Rainbow folks but as of yet do not know where they will be headed during these months. The Officers will also step up their coverage as teams working on the issues stated above. Manka mentioned that two graffiti artists were apprehended - - one of these is allegedly responsible for 5 different markings around the downtown Boulder area. AGENDA 6 - PARKS UPDATE: Hester's update included: work on the trees on the mall with three - fourths completed -- the Christmas lights had to come down to complete this work. Future work that will be needed will include: Additional contract work on the trees ($9,000); bathroom repairs ($10,000); and brick work in the 1100 Block ($6,000). Winter stated that these items are not part of the Mall Master Plan. AGENDA ITEM 7 - PUBLIC HEARING AND MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO CITY COUNCIL THE DOWNTOWN BOULDER MALL MASTER PLAN CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, PROCEEDING WITH FINAL DESIGN PHASE AND OPTIONS FOR PLAN IMPLEMENTATION: The hearing was opened to the public. Karl Anuta, 2605 Regis Drive, Boulder, asked that the Board take cognizance of the public art in the 1300 block, specifically the statuary, and to be sensitive to the historic nature of the Court House. Anuta also expressed concern of anything that might detract from the Lion's fountain. No other person asked to speak and the public hearing portion was closed. 1 Winter reviewed the process to -date and the various committees and boards that have reviewed Is and discussed the Mall Master Plan Conceptual Design. Winter also stated that there had been three public • • meetings, a web site created for the Mall Master Plan that included public response capability, and a special joint board meeting with Landmarks, Planning, DDAB and DMC to review the design and discuss review and approval process. There were several responses which were provided to the various committees and boards. Puzio publicly read the proposed motion. The DMC approved the motion (see Action Taken) with an amendment to change ...WITH THE FINAL DESIGN PHASE... to read ...WITH THE NEXT DESIGN PHASE... as indicated below under Action Taken, Item 7. AGENDA ITEM 8 - MATTERS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS: Getches inquired on the outlying Crossroads parking program set up for Boulder High, Naropa, and postal workers as a result of the Goss /Grove NPP implementation and whether this could be used for other commuters. Getches' concern is due to the number of requests on the city's parking wait lists and what will happen once 9th & Canyon is completed and full (will not satisfy all the parking needs) Ward commented that the Crossroads shuttle program was set up for the above groups only and it is not being utilized as anticipated. Winter also mentioned the past remote lot programs -- Taft Towers and the area behind Mike's Camera (pre - development) that was set up as a shuttle program -- both of which were under utilized. The City's experience with these programs is that they are not successful. Getches encouraged the City to promote the use of the parking meter cash keys to independent construction contractors and similar businesses. Ward presented the alt mode options such as the Jump, Leap and Bound and their respective routes. These buses will, basically, form a grid type system that will enable easier /faster transfers. Heinz expressed his interest in Sharon Rosall's Mall Master Plan proposal for the 1300 Block and said he would discuss it at the DMC Board retreat on 2/15/00. Heinz also requested that mall permits for games of chance on the mall be discussed at the DMC Board retreat. AGENDA ITEM 8 - MATTERS FROM THE DIRECTOR: Winter gave the following updates: 1) Boulder Chamber dinner awards were presented to Karakehian for his BID work and to Marilyn Haas as the "Queen of Downtown." 2) the number one goal discussed at the Council retreat was economic sustainability: what does it mean and what to look at(Corson & Lopez working in this area). Two steps were discussed to determine these answers a) gather all information about the town and get it into one place (look at partnering with the private sector and having the City guide this process). b) create a larger group to include various boards and reach out to the broader community. 3) Winter reminded the DMC of the February 17 Planning Board meeting to act on 9th & Canyon site review. She asked that at least one of the DMC members attend. If approved, there will be a 30 -day call up period. Winter expressed her appreciation to the 3 entities, St. Julie, Civic Use groups and CAGID, for their very, very hard work and effort to resolve all the issues regarding 9th & Canyon. 4) A reminder of the February 15, 2000 DMC Board retreat; Pearl Street Inn; 12:00 to 5 :00pm with Ron Secrist joining for lunch. The agenda will include: a look at 1999 and the major work programs for the year 2000. 5) reviewing the 2000 mall special events schedule, Winter was asked to have the events more segregated (Winter will meet with Morgan). WARD reviewed the upcoming races scheduled for downtown: Pearl Street Mile, Friday, July 28, 2000; West End 3K, Thursday, August 24, 2000; and, the Sunday, May 21 Off Track race. Foxhoven (DBI) asked if the DMC Board would sponsor mall events for July 4, 2000 and October 6, 7 & 8. Since this is something DMC has done in the past, they will continue to do so. Winter reviewed the February 3, 2000 memo from Jimenez regarding the 1999 4th Quarter Revenue Status and financials. She requested the Board phone Jimenez with any questions (Jimenez not at the meeting). ACTION ITEMS: MOTION: KARAKEHIAN MOVED TO APPROVE THE JANUARY 10, 2000 MINUTES. HEINZ (Agenda Item 2) SECONDED. MOTION APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. MOTION: GETCHES MOVED TO RECOMMEND TO CITY COUNCIL THAT THE MALL MASTER PLAN (Agenda Item 7) PROCEED TO THE NEXT DESIGN STAGE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE MALL MASTER PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DESIGN PHASE AND THAT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN NEED FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND CONSIDERATION. THESE INCLUDE: -THE 1300 BLOCK DESIGN, IN PARTICULAR THE FOUNTAIN AND TRELLIS ELEMENTS -THE ARCH ELEMENT OF THE GATEWAY FEATURE -THE METHOD AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUILDING LIGHTING -THE MANAGEMENT OF THE OUTDOOR EATING AREAS THE DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT COMMISSION RECOMMENDS THAT THE MALL MASTER PLAN BE IMPLEMENTED SIMULTANEOUSLY RATHER THAN IN A PHASED MANNER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS, AND THUS REQUESTS THAT THE FUNDS FOR THE TOTAL PROJECT BE LOANED FROM THE CITY OF BOULDER AND REPAID ANNUALLY FROM THE DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT COMMISSION BUDGET. KARAKEHIAN SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. 0 MOTION: HEINZ MOVED TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. GETCHES SECONDED. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. Meeting adjourned at 6:30pm FUTURE MEETINGS: March 6, 2000 5:30pm Regular Meeting COUNCIL CHAMBERS j12