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4 - Matters from the Department, Valmont City Park UpdateCity of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department 5,.. Parks Planning and Construction Department ~ NIEMORANDUM To: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board From: Christine Andersen, Deputy City Manager for Environmental Services Dougias Hawthorne, Acting Director of Parks and Recreation Kate Bernhardt, Acting Superintendent of Parks Planning and Construction Teresa Grills, Manager, VCP Management and Planning Assistance Team (M-Pat) Subject: Valmont City Park Update Date: September 13, 2001 AIRPORT ROAD AND REVISED PARKING LOT PLANS: In the January meehng, the Boazd prov~ded the followmg advisory recommendation for the Valmont City Pazk Phase 1 development "On a motion by Osborne, seconded by Wmmg, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Boazd voted (5 to 1 with Manlove dissenung and one member absent) to provide an advisory recommendation for Phase I pazkmg at Valmont Cuy Pazk and adopt the followm~ • That the Board ~s cooceptually m agreemeot wuh Option B(See ~ Attachment A) The Boazd is awaze that staff will move forwazd with the biddmg, acceptmg of a bid and awardmg a contract with the followmg elements • Staff will pursue soluuons, as temporary as possible, regardm~ construction matenals (to save on costs m the event the area is reclaimed m the future) • Staff will pursue providmg parkmg on the west side of .Airport Road to the extent possible to avoid pedestnans havmg to cross the road • Staff wiil pursue allowance for handicap spaces to be as convemeat as possible • Staff will site the footpnnt of the parlang m a way that would not preclude other development shown on concept plan. • Staff will pursue using AirpoR Road ~tself for as many spaces as possible to preserve other land needed for other purposes • Pursue concept of Option C(offsite pazkmg) to augment the 32 spaces • Construct Airport Road only as far as necessary to the east to allow appropnate access to parkmg (so as not to use unnecessary fundmg to build more road than needed) • Allow mmimally for a bus tumaround/backup • S[aff will not pursue a dnve/pazk circle to the west of Airport Road AirpoR Road wtll be kept m its current al~gnment " ~ A number of design opt~ons for the new road and temporary parlung were prepared and reviewed Page -1- by the planning and transportation staff Final approvals, including approval of the temporary pazking provision for Phase 1 and approval of the public works elements of the revised construction plan set (technical plan review) were completed m July The contractor rebid the revised project elements m late July The new plan (See Attachment B) responds to the Board's advisory recommendations as follows PRAB recommendation: Staff will pursue solutions, as temporary as possible, regarding construction materials (to save on costs in the event the area is reclaimed in the future) Current city design and construction codes require that parlung lots of new developments be constructed of hard surfacing In the January meeting, staff and the boazd discussed the fact that hard surfacing would be required, even for a temporary lot, if the lot were intended to be functional for more than a few months The boazd expressed interest m having staff look again into any possibilities that might allow for this temporary pazking lot to be constructed of soft surfacing, such as gravel, or of permeable pavement Staff discussed this request with the transportation staff The transportation staff continued to require that the park development meet current code requirements, Boulder Revised Code Section 9-3 3-12 item a (5) as follows "All parking aeeas aze paved with asphalt, concrete, or other similaz permanent, hard surface except for parking areas for detached dwelling amts " Considerations of this decision included a) The 32 caz parking spaces will serve Phase 1 park uses and will also provide for trail head uses for the Wonderland Creek and greater bikeway system It is a public pazking lot and will serve this function for an undetermined amount of time m the future There are no current plans or funding identified to provide a permanent pazking lot for Phase 1 Permeable paving was also considered The transportation staff did not support this opaon because the pazlung spaces provide the pnmary parking for a public project Permeable paving for new development projects within the Crty has been approved rarely for special circumstances, such as infrequently used overflow pazlung or occasional special event parking PRAB recommendation: Staff will pursue providing parking on the west side of airport Road to the extent possible to avoid pedestrians having to cross the road. The new road and pazking solution (see attached plan) places parking on the south side of Airport Road to avoid pedestnans having to cross the road to access the park and to avoid further grading impacts to the landscape west of Airport Road PRAB recommendation: Staff will pursue allowance for handicap spaces to be as convenient as possible. Two handicap spaces have been Included in the plan They are located at the west end of the Parking lot, m the location closest to the park trail system PRAB recommendation: Staff will site the footprint of the parking in a way that would not preclude other development shown on concept plan The approved concept plan provides for specific development uses for all areas of the park property, therefore there was no site conveniently accessible to Phase 1 that would Page -2- not require removal of the parlung spaces m the future to accommodate future development. Park development may proceed in other azeas of the pazk without requinng a change to this temporary pazking situation The configuration of the temporary parking immediately adjacent to Airport Road allows for a removal of the pazking spaces only while retaining Airport Road m tact As Airport Road is extended through the site to Pearl Pazkway, the temporary pazking spaces would need to be removed to accommodate the through traffic PRAB recommendation: Staff will pursue using Airport Road itself for as many spaces as possible to preserve other land needed for other purposes The temporary pazking plan utilizes Airport Road for the access lanes to and from the pazking spaces Please note that Airport Road m the approved concept and Site Review plan near the park entry and future mixed use neighborhood commercial area did not have on-street parallel pazking for visibility and pedestnan safety purposes. PRAB recommendation: Pursue concept of Option C (offsite parking) to augment the 32 spaces. In June, the M-Pat (Management and Planning Assistance Team for Valmont Ctty Park) conducted a detazled parking study of properties surrounding the park A summary of this study is attached (Attachment C) and actual data sheets aze available if desired. These studies indicate that on-street pazking spaces will most likely be avazlable along Sterling Dnve and Sterling Court west of Phase 1 dunng the evenings and weekends to assist in some overflow park use parking needs for Phase 1 use r"'^ There are eleven buildings m the commercial development projects west of the park, 1~„ south of Sterling. Nine of the buildings have multiple tenants Each tenant has a specific number of parking spaces associated with the business to accommodate workers, dehvenes, clients, and guests Some tenants sublease portions of their office facility to other tenants along with pazking pnvileges A number of these businesses function weekends as well as week days The parlung study shows that building employees or visitors to these buildings aze currently using the overflow parking available along Sterling Dnve m addition to on-site parking Most of the building owners who were contacted shazed a concern about the public potentially using their pnvate spaces They were not mteresnng m leasing any spaces The nature of some of the work in the buildings requires a high level of secunty associated with an increased concern that the public not trespass on the commercial property The owner of one burldmg 4830 Sterling Dnve), a burldmg roughly 600 feet from the east pazk boundary, indicated that he might be interested m leasing 5 to 15 spaces. Although there may be addmonal off-site space available after M-Pat has future discussion with business owners, there aze not sufficient spaces available to off-set projected needs for the park outside of Phase 1 PRAB recommendation: Construct Airport Road only as far as necessary to the east to allow appropriate access to parking (so as not to use unnecessary funding to build more road than needed). (''"" Airport Road has been constructed only as far as necessary to the east to provide 32 Page -3- spaces and an emergency vehicle access and bus turn-azound PRAB recommendation: Allow minimally for a bus turnaround backup. The cu]-de-sac at the east end of the protect has been designed to allow for emergency vehtcle access and bus turn-around PRAB recommendation: Staff will not pursue adrive/park circle to the west of Airport Road. Airport Road will be kept in its current alignment " No dine or park circle has been planned for Phase 1 construction west of Airport Road . A curb cut with a locked gate has been provided on the west side of Airport Road to allow for Mr Cline to access his pipe and manhole system and to accommodate parks maintenance access to the site Design and Construction costs and time: Three bids were received for the Valmont City Pazk and Wonderland Creek Protect m January The low bidder, Environmental Concerns, Inc ,provided an very competitive bid which was unanticipated given the bidding environment at the time of the bids His competitive bid was based on an accelerated construction schedule Environmental Concerns, Inc bid was • $1,150,021 lower than the Engineer's estimate • $ 372,823 lower than the next bidder • $2,009,5621owertfian the highest bidder The revised plans prepared for the new parking provisions required deletion of • the ongmal pazlang lot, circle dnve, srte grading, concrete pavers, associated utilities, ~A grading, walks, hard surfacing, electnc, fights, imgation, planting, and site furniture '`•r/ and addition of • new road alignment, embankment and grading, electnc, hghang, imgation, walks, gates, utilities, sign location, relocation of restroom and bike racks, and landscaping The revised plan set included. • revisions to 45 plans • changes to 80 bid items • parking deferral review • technical plan revision review The net addition to the contract for the new protect was $241,549 (including consultants, protect management, resubmtttal review fees, and construction costs as bid) When the Board reviewed the pazking lot options at a very conceptual level m January, staff had anticipated that there might be cost savings associated with Option B The protect was more expensive than anticipated for the following reasons. • The number of plans and bid items to be redesigned and revised was much more extensive than anticipated at the conceptual level The contractor lost his competitive advantage as the subcontractors originally committed to this protect (January, 2001) contracted to work on other protects The general contractor managed as many trades on site as possible to further the pieces of work which could go forward, while the new plans were being prepared and reviewed (January to July) This created on-going inefficiencies m the construction process in July, the general Page -4- contractor rebid the project and recontracted with the subcontractors The project is moving forwazd, but will require a longer time to construct than the ongmal bid protect • unit pnces for a number of items had increased over the six month penod In view of the highly competitive bid obtained from this contractor with the ongmal bid, the additional costs for the pazking lot can be absorbed within the funding available and contingency on the project It is anticipated that the work will be completed by late sprang or eazly summer of 2002. Additional discussion items, not included in the motion: In the January meeting, the Boazd expressed interest m retaining the Phase 1 road alignment which oriented dnvers entenng the site more directly towazds the lovely mountain views Transportation staff would not accept the ongmal plan Phase 1 road alignment m view of the fact that there was no legitimate road leading to the west supporting a full T shaped intersection For safety purposes, they required that the road be curved as shown on the plans Staff had indicated that they would get back to the Board m February with an update on the pazking lot design revision process Staff would like to apologize to the Boazd members for not providing a wntten update at that time regazding the exploration of the use of temporary matenals for the pazking lot ,the results of the pazking study, and the final approved design configuration for the temporary pazking OTHER UPDATE ITEMS: Environmental Audit Recommendations: In order to identify and pnontize environmental sustaznability goals to be addressed progressively by staff over the next few yeazs, the City hired consultants to complete an Environmental Audit. The Board participated m the design and review of this audit The audit can be viewed on the City's web site at www ci boulder co us under Issues and Projects / Environmental Management Audit The audit addressed integrated pesticide management and water conservation for Parks and Recreation Department City Parks Division and Public Works Transportation Maintenance Divisions A final list of recommendations was created from this audit [o provide staff with specific goals and guidance The Valmont City Pazk plans and planning process responds to the recommendations of the Environmental Audu regarding planning of pazk development as follows 3b) New protect design meetings Pazks Planning staff has met with Forestry, Parks Maintenance Homculture, and Park Maintenance Imgation staff throughout the design process and will continue to involve key representatives of these divisions m construction meetings and m on-site construction observation and acceptance of the landscape and imgation system as installed. 5)Provide soil prepazation on all new and renovated parks For three cubic yazds per 1000 S F of compost added Three cubic yards of Boss Compost, a custom compost product, will be incorporated into all azeas to receive landscape matenals or sod 8a} Irngation design approval process The Imgation staff have reviewed and approved the design and specifications for the Page -5- tmgatton system and will assist m on-site constntction observation Additionally the Pazks Mamtenance Division is responding to a number of the recommendations from the audit. An update of Parks Mamtenance acnvtaes could be provided to the Board if desired. New irrigation design and product: The City will be installing a fairly new tmgatton product, Netafim or Techhne, m the 8' wide tight-of-way stnps to support the grass and street tree plantings Thts product provides an underground dnp imganon system for these planting stnps adJacent to roads and bike lanes, eliminating loss of water due to evaporation, wind dnft, and overspray onto adJacent hazd surfacing Staff will document the cost and success of this protect for use m planning future protects Project landscape The protect landscape design and installation will respond to Ctty Code requirements and to the guidelines identified in the Valmont Cny Park Design Guidelines Appendix J (reviewed and approved by the Board in June, 2000) Wildlife Corridors • The Boazd and City Council held a ]Dint study session m May to provide direction to staff concerning wildlife comdors and park development The dtrectton provided from this meeting will be addressed m the future planning and development of the park The exact form and shape of the wtldltfe comdor on the east side of the property, south of Valmont, will be detemuned m conJunction with more detazled planning required for the public and pnvate partnership developments m this area of the park • The chain link fencing which once defined a lazge storage azea, has been removed along the east property Itne to facilitate phased development of a wtldltfe comdor Please note that the removal of this fence created a gap at the east end of the existing prazne dog fence This gap will be filled with new praine dog fencing m conJunction with the approved relocation of pratne dogs north of the fence • The initial nesting bird study has been completed • Survey work is in progress to confirm property lines and development boundanes and constraints • Planning is m progress for necessary clean up of the eastem area of the City Yards to support wtldltfe comdor development • Planning is m progress for an mina] tree and shrub planting m a narrow step along the eastern property line and for supplemental plantings along the two site ditches Grading west of the Cottonwood Tree Pam Hoge expressed concern about the cuts to the landscape generally west of the lazge Cottonwood tree near the intersection of Airport Road and Valmont This cut was made to accommodate a 6 foot wide gravel fines path which connects the bike track/sidewalk along Valmont Road to the Wonderland Creek trail system The grades m this azea match the ongmal grading plan for the future bike racing track as it proceeds south from Valmont Road into the park This grade allows the pazk trail to accommodate people with disabilities ADA (Amencan Disability Association) standazds identify a certain minimum sloped grade, wherever possible, m Page -6- park trail projects At this time, only a temporary 6' wide gravel fines trail will be installed Additional soil will be added to the existing cut and feathered eastwazd to the new gravel fines trail so that the final grade will not reveal an abrupt cut The area west of the gravel trail will be restored with native and drought tolerant grasses Prairie Dogs Pazks and Recreation and Open Space staff met on September 6 to discuss difficulties and delays m responding to requests to relocate prairie dogs from the Boulder Reservoir, Tom Watson Pazk, and Valmont. Some additional relocation sites have been approved as well as procedures which allows staff to try to move forward with these prairie dog relocations The high pnonty azea for prairie dog removal is m the azea of the Cottonwood tree where the prairie dogs have moved into the construction azea Staff is worlung on this as a high pnonty The contractor and subcontractors are taking special precautions, including installation of additional fencing, to avoid any harm to the prairie dogs m this azea Public and private partnerships. (M-Pat: Management and Planning Assistance Team for Valmont City Park) • The Boazd reviewed and provided comment on additional mfonnation about the Public and Private Pannership process m a study session m July • The Board will review additional mfonnahon about Public and Private Pannerships and Sponsorships m the September meeting • The M-Pat completed a pazking study for the project. • The M-Pat continues to work directly with the partners to assist them m prepanng viable proposals • Members of the M-Pat met with the Noble Park Homeowner's Association to discuss the homeowners' concerns about the proposed Parks Operations facility relocation to the west side of the site This pan of the project development is not funded or anticipated to proceed m the near future The homeowners will be included m review of design and discussions, when the relocation of this facility becomes an actual planning and development project STAFF REQUEST: Staff is requesting that Boazd members please contact us (Kate Bernhardt, 303 413 7225 or Ann Wichmann at 303 413 7230) if you would like to visit the area of the pazksite which is under construction We will contact the Environmental Concerns, Inc. Site Superintendent and arrange for a site visit. This is a legal construction site Environmental Concerns, Inc. is liable for any damage to the construction or injury to the public using the site The contractor has used fencing and signage to warn the general public and to protect the site The contractor has asked that we assist m his efforts to maintun a safe construction site Attachments: A January, 2001 Valmont City Pazk . Pazking Lot Options Plan B Valmont City Park Phase 1. Revised site and temporary pazking plan July, 2001 C Summary of Pazking Availability Study Page -7- i ~\~ ~ `. i~ ~~ - ~".~,~ r i~i,.' / ~ `I, ,, i ! 1 1~ ~ 1 ~\ 1 I ' ,, h C`. .mom, ' ~ (`.I mil , I J i 11 i , 1 1 1 ~ 1 / ^ I 1 \1 ~ r 1 I _ ;~ ;; ) 1 1= ~ i i j t _ 7 I i t I 1 ~ i 1 1 1 1 ) 1 1 i I 1 1 I ~ ~ ~ ( I I 1( I T 7 l ~- . , . -~ , ,, l fL7 ~ ~/ ~ / i ~_ ~~~~ ~ Attachment A ~.; .o~ I .~ r- ~-~ i ~ r ~ ~ U I ^--~- r - -~~ r r 1 _ _ / ~~ 1 1 _ '' l M/ ~ / ` / , / i y/i ~/" "14~...~ / / 1,11/// \ ~ ,\0q ~_ 1 _1 I ~~.o 1 ~i ! ': °° r rte: ~. ~ O r~.e 6 a _ ,- OPTION B: PROPOSID PARKING LOT SOUTH AND EAST OF AIRPORT ENTRY ROAD ' '~` ~ by ~1 ~ ~~, °~ ~\ ,•,;,,, ,11,,,,, , ~~,I,~i o` lal «`\\11\ 0` ~Iq 1 n ~o o~' ,u - t t, „~ ~,„ , t~ NII q t r~ ~ ~( ~- ~ !(-~~' ~lI .~ , I7 ~Y_\ ~yy V - .'!.. 111 I ~ 9 1 I / I !!! 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Memorandum Date: July 3, 2001 To: Management Planning and Assessment Team City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department From: Matt Bateman Sub'ec : Available Parking AdJacent to Valmont GtyPark This study counts and analyzes the pattems of available (unused) parking spaces adJacent to Valmont Ctty Park at different times of the day and week. A three-hour walking survey of the parksue and adJacent parking was conducted pnor to beginning data collection Spaces that were within a reahshc walking distance (5-7 minutes) from the park borders were considered m the count To better understand the pattems of pazked vehicles dunng vanous times of the day and week, atwo-week data collection effort was performed dunng the penod June 18-July 1, 2001 On average, about 50% of the 701 total parking spaces are filled dunng peak business hours While areas such as the Carver Access parking lot (SE comer) are filled to near capacity dunng the day, areas tike the Egg Faun remain relatively empty Dunng evenings and weekends, the lots average less than 10% full While there is vanation within areas for the two-week penod, the percentages For each week are sirrular The speed limit along Valmont Road is 40 mph There is a painted bike lane on either side There is interminent sidewalk along vanous sections of the street, but most of rt is currently without a sidewalk Some sections show a social trail adJacent to pavement Typically, shallow ditches filled wtth shmbs and grasses are separated from the paved roadway surface by a narrow unpaved stnp of bare ground "Old" Peazl Street and the access road immediately north of Pearl Parkway along the Park's southern boundary offer no sidewalks Traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Airport and Valmont roads dunng the constmchon of Phase One However, this tight will not be conveniently located for many visitors who pazk north of Valmont Road The attached spreadsheets show parking by subareas descnbed below Most of the spaces are defined by stnptng or head-in bamer curbs on pavement, but some of the spaces are undefined along unpaved stretches of land Both actual counts and percentages are given Handicapped spaces onented m relation to building entrances, not to Park access, are shown, but no data was collected about their use. Week One data reflect the penod of June 18-24, 2001, and Week Two data aze for the penod June 25-July 1, 2001 Counts were taken each week dunng six time penods to achieve representative mfonnahon about parking patterns Tuesday at 10 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 10 AM, Fnday at 6 PM, Saturday at 10 AM, Sunday at 4 PM Counts show the total number of parking spaces, the number occupied by vehicles or filled, and the number unfilled /free /open ..~ .~ The following mfonnahon describes the areas m which parlung was talked as shown on the attached spreadsheets Carrier Access Parking. Located due east of Valmont Ctty Pazk next to the Pearl parkway frontage road, this lot is usually filled to capacity dunng normal business hours, yet becomes almost entirely empty by 6 PM and on weekends This is the farthest lot from the Phase I section of [he park and closest to the largest building pod Lot Due North of Carrier Access: This lot is located along the park boundary behind fight industrial buildings It is never filled to cagacity, and often empty m the evenings or weekends. Area near or in lot 36192 Thts office building and strip of Sterling Drive east of the park is also near capacity dunng business hours, and often empty m the evenings and weekends. Egg Farm and Dog Park: This dirt lot is empty dunng most of the week During evenings, however, many people bung their dogs to this area for exerase. This results m moderate amounts of vehicles, by no means filling rt The "dirt strip along Valmont" to the west of the Egg Farm lot is an area of land that is currently undeveloped If the Egg Fann lot were filled, vetucles could park here Currently, no vehicles ever park here, as it is unnecessary Parkside Village This is an apartment /townhouse complex Wtule many spaces are available, most are numbered and reserved for tenants The few visitor spaces available are often full as well Mountain Ocean Building The paved portion of this parking lot is never near capacity, even dunng peak business hoots The grass lot behind rt is thus always empty This is the closet parking to the Airport Road Park entrance I{ingsridge Road Area The townhouses m this area lack extensive parking. As a result, the visitor parking is often filled with [he same vehicles Christensen Park has a strip of parallel pazktng along its west border This is never filled to capacity, but does have a fair amount of neighborhood traffic Sterling Drive west of Valmont City Park. Sterling Dnve appears to be used for overflow parking for the surrounding businesses A[ peak rimes, rt is half filled. During the evening and weekends, rt is virtually empty Sterling Court, running perpendicular to Sterling Drive connecttng tt to Valmont Road, only allows parking on the east side of the street These spaces are usually filled dunng the day, but are virtually empty m the evenings and weekends. The col-de-sac at the eastern end of this section of Sterling Drive closest to the Park follows the same parking patterns This is the closest parking to the Phase 1 area ~ Page 3 , ~~ r "Old" Pearl Street": This roadway is located m an industrial area. During the day, ~t is filled to capacity At night, there are far fewer vehicles However, there appears to be a moderate amount of uhhty, towing, and "for-sale" vehicles that reside here dunng the night This is [he closest pazkmg to the south edge of the Phase 1 area Parks Operations Buildings These government offices are usually filled, or near filled dunng the day, while far emptier dunng evenings and weekends The small numbers of vehicles reported at these rimes are city vehtcles that are no[ to use