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7B - Valmont City Park land exchange/Boulder Transit VillageDO NOT REMOVE - PRAB File Mater~al - CITY OF BOULDER .,,,, PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: July 28, 2003 AGENDA TITLE: Valmont Crty Pazk land exchange / Boulder Transit Village PRESENTERS: Jan Geden, Duector, Parks and Recreanon Department Jeff Lakey, Supenntendent, Plamm~g and Development Division Kate Bemhazdt, Associa[e Pazks Planner, Plamm~g and Development Division EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The purpose of tlus item is to transmrt to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Boazd (PRAB) mformation concermng the possible land exchange m Valmont Crty Pazk to facilitate the sIIe acquisrt~on for the Boulder Transit Village located at the noRheast corner of 30`h Avenue and Peazl Street. Pollazd Motors, a 7eep dealer, currently occupies ,.-, the site ~`"' At the request of Pollazd Motors, the Ciry is exammmg the possibilrty of relocatmg the automoave dealership to a 6 acre srte located north of Peazl Pazkway withm the currently designated s~te of Valmont Crty Pazk. Several Crty departments aze collaboraUng on exammmg the request. Tkus item exammes a few potenhal opt~ons for the srtmg of the dealership and some of the pros and cons of each. The boazd is asked to receive, ask questions, diswss, and comment on the mformation. The tssue may be brought back to the PRAB at its August meetmg to report further developments and obtam addrtional comments Fiscal Impacts: Budgetazy: Should the City act to move Pollazd Motors to the site, there are l~kely to be budget ~mpacts, which rtught be posrtrve for the development of Valmont Crty Pazk, or might be negative It is too eazly to detemune the impact Staff Time This and further potential studies do requue additional staff time Should the City act to move Pollard Motors to the site, there w~ll be sigmficant staff t~me requued to modify and accommodate changes to the Valmont Crty Pazk Development Plan compazed to the amount of staff tune requued to leave rt as is Other Impacts: Economic: Should the City act to move Pollard Motors, it is likely the Boulder F,r., community would find econoauc benefits to the move. ~ AGENDA TTEM # 111 ~- 6 PAGE_1_ Commumty• Should the Crty act to move Pollazd Motors to the site, tt is lilcely .~-, that there would be commumty impacts associated wrth the move Many people ...- will see this as a posrtrve proposal, many people w~ll see this as a negative proposal m terms of potential commumty impact on Valmont City Pazk or on the viability of developmg the Transit Vdlage and potentially avoidmg negative consequences associated wrth potential condemnahon requ~red to otherwise acquue the Pollard srte for use as the Village PubGcfeedback: No public feedback has been received Staff recommendation: Staff recommends that the Pazks and Recreauon Advisory Boazd recerve, ask questions, diswss, and comment on this item Comments and opmions provided by the PRAB will be forwarded to the City Council via a Weekly Informahon Packet item. Analysis: The staff has prepared a descnption of the basic proposal, a descnption of the City's ongmal proposal, and presented two other possible ideas that might alternatively be proposed. Arguments for and agamst the ideas are presented. The proposal would fundamentally change the pubhc sense of Valmont City Pazk as seen from a vetucle dnvmg along Peul Pazkway or as seen from the open space south of Pearl '~"~ Parkway, across the street from the pazk. The staff bel~eves that the srte plannmg and ~r design of a relocated Pollazd Motors may or may not remam compatible w~th the pazk development concepts Further study and development of Pollazd's proposal may help make the deternunation The proposal is very Lkely to have a"docruno" effect on many park funcaons and des~gn chazacter concepts that aze not fully analyzed here Matriat of options: Opt~on 1- City's Proposal and Current Valmont C:ry Park S~te Organizahon Dealership located west of Goose Creek outside of pazk (see maps: Option 1-Context, Option 1-Detail, and Option 1-Air Photo, m Attachment B, followmg) Arguments for this option is preferred smce there ~s no unpact on the pazk Arguments agamst: • there will be impacts to the Pubhc Works yazds srte, however mitigat~on strategies are available to offset impacts; • many, from Pollard Motors' pomt of view, which will be available orally at the meetmg. Opt~on 2 - Pollard's Proposal Dealership located m the park east of Goose Creek at Peazl Parkway and Auport Road ~ (see map Option 2 and Opuon 4-Context m Attachment B, followmg ) ~ AGENDA ITEM # V I I-R PAGE_2_ ° Arguments for meets Pollard's expectaaons and chnches the deal for the Transrt ~..- V ~llage Arguments agamst • displaces proposed future recreauon center or pazk operarions center or both, must rearrange many park funcUOns and circulauon system; • dicrumshes the strength of the overall pazk development concept to create an efficient "one-stop" sports and physical activity zone where multiple fanuly members can participate m diverse activrties at the same time, and wrth close pedestnan connections between them; • forecloses the visual pubhc space connection between Valmont Crty Pazk and the Boulder Creek open space south of Peazl Parkway; Optzon 3 - Splat Proposal Spht dealership site on both sides of Goose Creek and build a bndge across the creek to connect two site elemeats (See maps Option 3-Context m Attachment B, following) Arguments for: • reduces, although doesn't el~mmate the unpact on Valmont Crty ~ Pazk; • may be viable and distmctive approach for Pollazd's site organ~zation and character with vetucle bndge across Goose Creek to ~om the parts (need better understandmg of the dealership busmess needs); • a bndge might be ~omtly used or even be made pubhc for improved vicmrty cuculation mcludmg emergency access, Arguments agamst • the option crught accommodate a reduced-s~ze future recreation center, or reduced-size, or split, pazk operations center (break off the Forestry yazd functions and move elsewhere on srte) thereby reducmg the need to rearrange some pazk functions and cuculation system, but impacung the pubhc functions at the s~te, • somewhat dimm~shes the strength of the overall park development concept to create a"one-stop" sports and physical actrvity zone, • somewhat constrazns, but does not fully foreclose the visual public space connectron to Boulder Creek, • cost of bridge is significant addition to the ovecall pro~ect and is a ,,,,,, constraznt on site cuculation for Pollazd Motors which would experieoce splrt srte functions, ~,... AGENDA ITEM #~PAGE_3_ ~ ~ Opt~on 4 - Three-way Proposal Dealerslup located on 6 acres m the pazk east of Goose Creek at Peazl Parkway and Auport Road, future recreation center located elsewhere, such as 28'"/30`" Stree[ or Crossroads azea (see maps. Ophon 2 and Option 4-Context m Attachmen[ B, followmg) Arguments for• meets Pollazd's expectahons and supports implementation of the Trans~t Village, • moves future recrearion center and perhaps related recreauon uses to another location such as the 28`~/30th Street or Crossroads azea - currently bemg re-planned - wluch may benefit from the co- location of a publ~c recreation center with Mapleton Ballfields, or Scott Carpenter Pazk, or mall redevelopment, or power center redevelopment; facil~tates public investments m the redevelopment and enhances potenUal pubhc mteractions with retailers and pubLc spaces envisioned m the d~strict; may favorably offset durunishment of the `bne-stop" Valmont City Park efficiency concept by movmg exercise and sports funcuons to a shoppmg and entertau~ment azea with good transrt access Arguments agamst . durumshes the strength of the overall park development concept to create a`bne-stop" sports and phys~cal activrty zone; . forecloses the visual pubhc space connecaon to Boulder Creek, • requues pubhc development and management of a tlurd party to the agreement, and requues sigmficant publ~c resources to analyze and manage the redevelopment opportunity m another azea of the city Other options irught be imagmed and deta~led m a more detailed assessment of possible solutions. Some of the options presented suggest opportumues for the Crty of Boulder that do not fit neatly w~thm one department or pubhc funcUOn of the crty, but may be beneficial overall There is excellent cooperation among crty staff on mvestigatmg, and possibly implementmg, vazious options The pazks and recreation department is lookmg forwazd to transmitang PRAB comments and opmions to the Crty Council. ~ AGENDA ITEM # VI ~"~ PAGE_4_ " Attachment: `~- A. Valmont City Patk Revised Concept Plan - 1997 B. (A packet of Opt~on Maps) Option 1-Context Optionl-Detail Opuon 1-Air Photo Ophon 2 and 4-Context Option 3- Context !"" ~ ~ o.. AGENDA ITEM #~PAGE_5_ VALMONT CITY PARK APPROVED CONCEPT PLAN Approved by the PArka and Recreation Adviaory Board oo March 16, 1998 Approved by City Couacil on Apri121, 1998 ~, REVISFD CONCEPT PLAN Access Road Community Gardens Picknicking Mulci-Purpose Trail Grass Meadow X-Country Ski Loop Park Administretion ( LS acres) - Mi~ced Use - RetaiUOtfice (1.4 acres}- (24r000 sn Park Access Roed - Signslized Enlry . Park/Recrestioe Operalions (65 acres) . Psrk Access Rood . Wonderland Creek improvemenfs Theme Play Area /Overlook Shelter ~ , ~r Molti-Purpose Tra{I J I X-Country Ski Loop --~ Multi-Purpose Turf Ffeld - Parking / Trailhead Group Picnic Area Goose Creek Improvemenls - Typical Arl / Sculpture Node Future AdapBve Reuse Recreation Center: 90-I10,000 sf Special Evenl Theme Pla~s - Riparien Enhencements /\ ^ CITY oF BOUIDER ~ ' I ~ COLORADO ~1- ~~ O ~~, 3~, rN' SHAPINS ASSOCIATES Attaclunent A: Valmont Ciry Park Approved ~ Concept Plan 1997 altcmaii~ e ~ /~- Office / Light 1 nduetry (--3 acres; :~~-~~--~~ , - Play Area Multi-Purpoae 7 Court Games Meadow Prome ~ Irrigation Pond Recreation Ceni ~ ~ 50.000 ~ - Coorl Gamrs / ~ Rolkr Hoekey Pedeslrian Underpass Park Acu~ Rwd Coerl Games (6) Atbletic Fields 7'heme Pls~a Skatebwrd Factlily ~ Park Entry~ AGENDA ITEM qyll- B, PA~E~ VALMONT~ CITI' PARK r. ~ LEGEND Active 8 Passrve Ould;~or RecreaUon Areas I Park Features ~ ~. wnry,irces ~n M~t,pnpose Am;am R.c~~W~ i c!h r~~ a a c Neu' Cag ~>~~ ~ Crr~wrvc; A S~arir GarECns 3- ~a C'nrrOe.e~ap~atlC~~'x'Ncao~Nr_~F~C%Cn ~• G.rewVrA:vws Swctures ~ Fauhues ~ Bu~d~ng Pods ~ nea~a~.,a~w~^~~.as ~ oew vs:.+ws MulUmodal Aaeu f Park~ng y AlWlprpae Pa~ r fMasoun TM ~ wa u~rw. ~ crc~~ ~+n k Go~ cw+n sw To+ y ~ i ~. P+~rq Site Dramage d Water Features ~w~„y vona Fe.erss '_ is Sw~aW O~Nnbn Neu 3 ~r~rWc .i k i"'9~ba'Co'"C°" n I ~ ~ ~ ~~ Q n Attachment B ~ Packet of Ma s: O tions 1- 4 - - - -- _ ._ _^_- ; z__ ~. ,' y ~~ ~• ` L Y n ~ ~~ .~ ~ ~ ~~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ 4 ~ t ~ ~ ~` : \ ~~/ , ~ r ~ ~~ . '.` '~ \\ ~ ~- .' e , ,- ~,. '; ~ .,' ,~ :,~ ,t \ ~ ~.. ~ . 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