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5 - 2003-2008 Greenways Capital Improvement ProgramCITY OF BOULDER INFORMATION ITEM FOR: TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD WATER RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD PLANNING BOARD PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD OPEN SPACE BOARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD GREENWAYS ADVISORY COMA~IITTEE AGENDA ITEM MEETTIVG DATE: June 5, 2002 SUBJECT: 2003-2008 Greenwa s Ca ital Im rovement Pro am REQUESTING DEPARTMENT: Anne Noble-Greenwa s Coordinator BOARD ACTION REQUESTED: A recommendation to the City's Planning Board and City Council concerning the proposed Crreenwa s Ca ital Im rovement Pro am is re uested. Attached is information conceming the proposed 2003-2008 Greenways Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for review and consideration. A recommendation to the City's Planning Boazd and Council is requested. Attachment A: Greenways 2003-2008 Capital Improvement Program Overview Attachment B: Greenways 2003-2008 Capital Improvement Program Sununary Sheet and Map Attachment C: Greenways 2003-2008 Project Descriptions Attachment A GREENWAYS 2003 - 2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM . OVERVIEW The 2003 Greenways Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget is $450,000. The Greenways CIP has been developed within the context of, and is consistent with, the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP), the Transportation Master Plan (TMP), the Comprehensive Drainage Utility Master Plan (CDUMP), and the Greenways Master Plan. The city of Boulder Greenways System is comprised of a series of corridors along riparian azeas including Boulder Creek and 6 designated tributaries, which provide an opportunity to integrate multiple objectives, including habitat protection, water quality enhancement, storm drainage and floodplain management, alternative transportation routes for pedestrians and bicyclists, recreation and culhual resources. In order to maximize the overlap of objectives and to coordinate projects along the Greenways, identification of projects for the 2003-2008 Crreenways CIP was done as a team effort, combining input from Pubiic Works (Urilities and Transportation groups), Parks and Recreation, Water Quality and Environmental Services, and Open Space/Real Estate. Transportation and flood utility projects were identified from the Transportation Master Plan, the Comprehensive Drainage Utility Master Plan, and intra-departmental meetings to determine project priorities and tnning. Environmental projects were identified during the Master Plan update process and were prioritized based on recent environmental studies, the overlap with other projects, and the feasibility and effectiveness of the project in meeting environmental goals. Maintenance of the Greenways system was reviewed as part of the Master Plan update process. To address the identified deficiencies in maintenance and weed control, the 2002-2007 Greenways CIP specified $150,000 to be used for maintenance each year. This allocation was continued in the 2003-2008 CIP. POLICY ISSUES All projects in the 2003-2008 CIP will go through the CEAP process either as part of a bigger Flood or Transportation project or as a sepazate project as indicated on the project status reports. ffiGHLIGHTS Highlights of Crreenways projects included in the 2003 CIP are: • The Iris Avenue Underpass at Elmer's~ Two-Mile Creek involves the construction of an underpass to increase flood capacity and improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists. This project is being coordinated with the Pazks Department in conjunction with the development of Elmer's Two-Mile Park and with the Transportation Division. • The Fourmile Improvements from Pleasantview Soccer Fields to 28~' Street includes unprovements to the creek, environmental restoration and water quality best management practices. This project is being done in conjunction with flood improvements along Foutmile Canyon Creek. This work will be coordinated with the Stormwater and Flood Management Utility and Open Space Department. • The Fourmile project from Broadway to 19`~' Street includes a trail connection, improvements to the creek, environmental restoration and water quality best management . practices. This project is being done in conjunction with flood improvements along i Fourmile Canyon Creek. This work will be coordinated with the Stormwater and Flood Management Utility and Pazks and Recreation Department. d Maintenance concems and weed control have been identified as a line item in the Greenways budget, with salaries associated with tlus effort shown as a separate fine item. The administradon of the Greenways Program and Miscellaneous projects are shown as line items in the budget. FINANCING Greenways projects aze funded from the Transportation Fund, Stormwater and Flood Management Utility Fund, and the Lottery Fund. Existing CIP expenditures are estimated at $450,000 per yeaz for the next six years. Annual funding distribution for the Greenways Program for 2003-2008 is as follows: Transportation - $150,000 Flood Udlity - $150,000 Lottery Fund - $150,000 RELATIONSHIP TO OPERATING BUDGET The Greenways corridors are currently maintained by several work groups within the city, as well as outside organizations. Tasks are divided up by geographical location as well as by function. The responsibility of each work group is described below: • Boulder County Pazks and Open Space maintains the Boulder Creek path from the mouth of Boulder Canyon to Fournule Canyon. • The Parks Department maintenance staff is responsible for maintenance of Greenways that traverse a city park, as well as the Boulder Creek Path from Eben Fine Pazk to 55~' Street. • Street Maintenance is responsible for snow removal and general path maintenance (debris removal and sweeping) along all of the Greenways paths, except those portions of path maintained by the Pazks Department. • The Open Space and Mountain Parks Department is responsible for maintenance of natural, environxnentally sensitive, or revegetated areas on open space land and easements. Currently this includes portions of $oulder Creek east of 38~' Street and Arapahoe Avenue and portions of South Boulder Creek from KOA Lake to Mazshall Road. • Flood Utility Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the flood carrying capacity of all of the Greenways channels, which primarily involves removing tree lnnbs and downed trees from obstructing the flow in the channels, removal of channel sed'unent, and bank stabilization. • Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) performs maintenance on sections of Boulder Creek and all tributaries included in the Greenways Program. • City Forestry, University of Colorado (Cin, ditch companies, and Xcel Energy aze also involved in maintenance along the Greenways. AthchmmtB _ _ ~ ___~ _ ~.___ I_ ~ CITY OF BOULDER CAPITAL _. IMPROVEMENTSPROGRAM ~ GREENWAYS PR -~ OGRAM 2003-300 ~ 8 SUMMAR Y SHEET ProjutLocation Total Projeet Cirry 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 ' 2007 2008 _ Estimate Over Bed~et Pro~ectrd Pro~ated Projeefe~ Pro~ected Pro~atd Pro~aled Fourmile26thW28~h(FC3)• 5300,250 SI50,000 550,000 IrisAvrnueUn 1''f~funded SI,152,000 566,000 5125,000 EI25,000 Fourmile Imp~ovwents Pleasantview W 26th (FC2) • 5320,000 E45,000 595,000 Bear Creek Reach I BCCI) • 5440,OD0 575,000 WonderlandCreekFooNi11s1oDiap,onal(WC3)• f602,100 E195,000 5195,000 5195,000 Foum~ileBmadwaYbl9thSt 5437,189 525,000 SI00,000 5195,000 GrcenweysMaintenance 5150,000 SI30,000 5130,000 EI30,000 2130,000 5130,OD0 5130,000 Saleria 220,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 Seiariaforadmwshationofpropam/projects 560,000 560,000 56U,OD0 560,000 56U,000 560,000 Miscelleneous-Greenwa tin aR: 550,000 545,000 545,000 f45,000 E45,000 f45,000 S45.OOU Rest Areas and Si e Hebimt Survey and Cortidm Assessmart Misc.7rail Connecfs. and M vements Misc Stream Res[omtion & Wa[er Quali T07ALGREENWAYSCIP 5216,000 5450,000 5450,000 SO50,000 Sd50,000 5450,000 5450,OOD 5450,000 • addidoeal fundio g from other departmm bl hudReb BrcaYdowv of Coat By 06jafive (dces not inciude ma~or flood improv eme~ or underpasse s) ~ Objec[ive 7nna/Recrptioo Hebiht WaterQuality Pmjmt Tnil RntoraNoo RNPra BMPa ToGI Faurmile26thw28tL(FC3) SiS5,250 50 5115,000 SO 5300,250 Fouemile Ln vements Pleavnniew to 28th C2 - SO E220,000 50 S100,OD0 5320,000 Beer Creek Reach 1 BCCI SO SO 5340,000 5100,000 5440,000 WondalendCreekFoothillSmDiep,onal(WC3) 5376,100 SO 576,000 SI50,000 5602,100 ~ FommileBmadwaytolWhSt . 5258,900 50 f128,289 f50,000 5437,I89 _ OII7lI20~2 C~IOR7--200B.W 2003 - 2008 CIP Greenwa s Pro ram Y g 1 0 1 2 3 Miles -~~ ------~~ N W E S City of Boulde~ J ~~v~ c~~o ~.hr~~n~ urirrcuvcmuv~~ s r .~~ant~~ri , , PROJECT STATUS REPORT ') ,_,' .~~S~S MS '~ +i ` PROJECT_,NAME ° : ` > ~ ~~ :~ . P~oject Number: Map I s' ' : . . Iris Avenue Underpass i~ ~ ~ _ - ~ . ~ ,, .., . n ._.,... . . ~~r+aP'1'-~ENT~=- ~ PW/ Tributary Greenways S~BCOMMUNIrY'~'~ ~ Crossroads N~,Pyt ' r ~ ...o'isa A . '. :..:~~ . . e . .. -.~ . "ii.:}J'2y C ~s',~+}~,^~S}1 . . . .. S '~.~ .. .. ~ ..._ . rt FuHu~HC'~ouRC~~ °Tributa Greenwa s `bver~ aroa~~~ Area I ~ ~~ _ ,~ ~. ~ .. at~ E ~ " ; , ~',a .~~: ., . PROaECT>S7/~TUS` New Construction Not Grow[h Related '` ~~ ~ .S FYy. ~ .. t$~' . ,. .. )} . 5NV .~~}e.'V~ t~~i CEAP'REQdIRED1 ~ Re uired ~~a =~' ~ ~ } i' } ' ~ '~" ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ # ~ ~ ~ ~~ s c ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ROJECT DESCRIR~ION `~ : # , ~ ~ I~ ~' ~`"~~~ ~~ ~ ' ' r ~ K' '" t ~~z ~ <. ~ „ . . .. ~_ ~ z>. •. ,?~. -'~- . ", a~ ,~ ,. ~r-... a .. . , , , . . _ ,. _ ti ., ,, . . " This project includes the construction of an underpass under Iris Avenue at Elmers Two Mile Creek. The underpass wili provide increased flood capacity and access for pedestrians and bicyclists. This project has received approval for $600,000 of federal funding. The local match will be split between Greenways and Transportation funds at $316,000 each. . . .. ~ ~. .. , . ; 5. .(L.~' 4.Y~ 'h~t -ia ' " .. ,' . _ RelaNon~hiu.to~Master-Alan. - ~. ~- ~ - °°~ ~ ~ " ~ ~ ~ _ _ . ~ ., s~. ~~„. ~ Bublic Process Status,:lcsuesr ~_ ~ ~ ?~~ ~s { ~ ~~ ~`° `~ ~ The CEAP tor this project will be reviewed by the Trensportation Advisory Board with the Greenways Advisory Committee review as an information item. Relatfonshlpio~Counctl:Goels, ~-~.r.. ,, . . .,~ ~ ,'~,3 :~ . . ., , ,. ~.;~ , . . . _ This project supports the Council goal of transportation by improving the atf•street trail system, and supports economic sustainability by reducingflood risk. Relatlonship~with"Other_Departments: , 'v.~°za ~,~~ w, ~ , This project is being coordinated with the Parks Department in conjunction with the development of Elmer's Two~Mile Park and with the Transportation workgroup. ~;, „~~~ 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 FUNDING TO PLANNED COMPLETION FUNDING ~ TOTALCARITAL'COSTS' ~ '~ ~~YearAf~~ndmg ~~2001 ~ '~ (~ $316 000 ~uriSii~g prdor kp 2008 $191 000 ( ~ , •._ ' ,r ~ ~ °' '~2 Appror6d funds ~ ; $i25 000 ~; ~ ~ ,. ~ x ~ ~ ~ ~ -~ ~ ,X ~ ~ n~ai~ovr c.l~ ~o . " (~ ~ ~~ ~ AVF N LItiDEN AtE ~ y~~J .' ~ •N-~ 0~~.~.~ C - ~ L/. OY~1 CIAGONAL ~ I I ~S _ II AVE I~ Y VQ L~ FORE~T AVE 4VE n City of Boulder uti~e$ Division C~'iEENWAYS r ~ IRIS AVENUE UNDERPASS AL GR RD , A~ROJECT NAME ~ '; " ~ z" ' ' ~"~~, ::'~'~': Fourmile Improvements Pleasantview to 28th ~EPApTMENT ~;; PW/ Tributary Greenways , ;Pro)eet Number; Map ID NUM:: ~ :~...~. ~. ~r,~,numc,~uuK4c ~t~, ~ rlbutery GreBflWayS ~ dvGP:xroa ~ ~Area II 1 ~ -r sz ~ . f ~ - . . . +a . . '-r ~' - PROaEQT S~AFUS; Exishn Facili Rehab / Re air / Defic~enc Correct~on " ~ ~ ~ ~x r. `~i: z K '' i. ~z's ~ - '~~^ ,~' t s ~ `~ ~. 3 ~ CEAPREQLIIFED~_ Reqwred fi~t~ ,.~ ~ ,~ " ~'",~,~~ 3. ~ ~ " k} " ~ ~ :.j K X "t'y,t d i ~ ~: '~a, rt?4 S 5~.... <:p_ E`s .- i j } ~ A (~ PROJF.CT DE5CRIP710N:* F .. . .. , . r ,t.G ''x.,r ~#i: ~ ,,, ..`s,r' '~~, .!'a..J>, t r , ._ . ~ _ .. . , , This project includes improvements to the creek, environmental restoration, and water quality Besf Management Practices (BMPs) along Fourmile Canyon Creek between Pleasantview Soccer Fields and 28th Street. . Relationship to Master`Blan:' n '' ''' This project is consistent with the Greenways Master Plan end the Fourmile Canyon Creek Flood Management Plan. Public-Procass8tatus;:dssues: ~ ' ' '" ' The CEAP for this project will go to the Water Resources Advisory Board as part of t ~ ~~ he Fourmile Canyon Creek Flood Management Plan, with the Greenways Advisory Committee review as an information item. Costs of major flood improvements are not included as part of the Greenways CIP. Re~etionsMp ~to Coun¢p Coals:,. ~ , . , ~ . s . " _ . .. , _'~~ Relbiionship wifh p4heC Departmentr. ~,` ,~ „~ ,:' :,'' ' This project will be coordinated with the Open Space Department in the~area near Palo Park, and~will be performed In conjunction with flood improvements proposed as part of the Fourmile Canyon Creek Flood Management Plan. ~ - ~..;;:i: m~. . ~ „r: a<.:~,rzX 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 FUNDING TO PLANNED COMPLETION FUNDING ProJected Funding: 45,000 95,000 0 0 0 0 140,000~` ~ ` u ` ~sk"'Yearot Fundfng °: 2003 t, ": ~ t z~ TOTAL'CAPITAL COSTS: -< '~ E : - ;~„ ~ _. ~ " r $1~40,000 ~ F~~d~ng.prlo~to 2op3 $0 . , x ; u . ,: ~ ~ ~ , ~ ~ 2p0~ Appyoyed tunds $0 ~ S ' oLAG~ MI~ ~~i'EAGff .. Ci GP z u~. CT ~; _ ~ "v r ~ MEADOfJ P\~E LMLE'W ~~' O a .x.ea?~z ti~r ~i~ ~incona~ ~ t~er:. m ~ ~. r~ 0~ / Hayden I ( n t I nkr ~~, of ~d~ FOURMILE IMPROVEMENTS ut~8 a~s~~, ' C~iEENWAYS PLEASANTVIEW TO 28TH This project includes an off•street trail connection along Wonderland Creek between Foothiils Parkway and the Diagonal Highway, environmental preservation, habitat restoration, and water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs). > Relationship.to Master Plan: ~ ~'PUblic Rrocess Status; Issues: ~ The CEAP for this project will go to the Water Resources Advisory Board as part of the Wonderland Creek Flood Management Plan, - with the Greenways Advisory Committee review as an information item. Costs of underpasses and major flood improvements are not included as part of the Greenways CIP. - Relatlonship~to'CouncilGoals. ' -.~, ~~~~' ~.. ; -, ~ . This project supports the Council goals of environmental sustainahility and transportation by improving the off~street trail systam and including environmental restoration of the stream corridor. ~ ~ r: Relatlonship-wlth`OthecDepartmenfs, ._~ ~ ' w This project will be coordinated with the Transportation workgroup, and with flood improvements proposed for Wonderland Creek. ;F:; 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 FUNDING TO PLANNED ' COMPLETION FUNDING Projacted Funding: 0 0 0 195,000 195,00 195,000 0 585,000 ~: ~': , ~ ~ " 1st=Year of Funtling ~~ 2004 ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~~' _ TOTAL CAFITAL iCOSTS. ~= ,~~ ~ ~ ri g:.: $585000' ~ Ft~R~~ngpriarta~OpB, ~ ~ go ~ > * ~ ~ 4 ~ ~. a ,P * ' t~ ~ ~002 ~1RProVStt~J~dt ~ $0 ,s ;~ , > '~"~ ~ ~n ~ ` ~ ~.~i <~. ~ , ~ , `~~;~ :<: ~ . ~ . _ .;~ ~. 7~ , „ r..... .__ .,,- ,_ ..,:.. . c~ty of eowd~ ut~es aivision Greenways WONDERLAND CREEK ~ FOOTHILLS TO DIAGONAL wus tuut3 cAr~ ~A-. nnrrtuvemtlV 1~ rKUI'ak!-m '' I PROJECT STATUS REPORT ' ; ~-PROJEC7=AIAME ;. ~~ ' ~°` ' ~ " "~ ~ , P ,t_'~ , a _ ~ ~ ~'".'_. _e ~ Fourmile Broadway to 19th Street ~ DEPARrMEN~,~,„: pyy/ Tributary Greenways ?~t~BCOMMUNt7 _.. ; ~ . ~.y~ }Y `14',~{' } ~-; .. ,.. .. ...n~.... ..,.....~.~. . ...,. ~~:.ti$. 2%~ . 'Y`-3k~. ~~~ ~,'~ 'Rroject Number: Map ID NUM: . l~J ~ °~ ti North Boulder Fti~ID~NG SoUkCE,, ;- Tributar Greenwa s 9VCt~:Area; ,~ prea I +~~ : k. 5 t ~ .1 - _.. . .. . . . ... ' 4 PJtOJECi Sip7'~UB; New Construction Growth Related Faali / AddiUons ~ ~~ x~ ,~,~ CEAP REQUI~tEDt',~ Re uved s ~":~~;"7;~~ ~ ~ ti ; >r ~"~ ~ '^" a~ ~ . ' °ax ~*"'~.c 3+~t ,a, w`. ~ x : .~» E ~',-F P.RdJEGTDESCRIPTIOM: a ~~s€ ?~~ ~~~~w`~~~~a ~ ~'''.~`~`~~ ~'~ ` .. _ °t . . ; ~-r.?~ . ~'~"a.a. .s,: _ -~~.. , ~ :?c. _ ,. , . . . - This project includes a trail connection, improvements to the creek, environmental restoration, and water quality best management practices along Fourmile Canyon Creek between Broadway and 19th Street. Relationshi,p'taMasterBlan: ~ ~~ ' ,.,~'~ ' ~ - This project is consistent with the Greenways Master Plan and Fourmile Canyon Creek Flood Plan. . .,, " ,.- ~.. ._=. _'~ -- ,. , ,-._ Public Bcocess5tatus, Issuas. , ,; . +, ~ ; , .. . , ...,fi 4., ~ ,~; ~ The CEAP for this project will go to the Water Resources Advisory Board as part ot the Fourmile Canyon Creek Flood Management ~ Plan, with the Greenways Advisory Committee review as an information item. Costs for major flood improvements are not included as part of the Greenways CIP. ReladOn6hip ao`CoynCil:GoelS _ ;a~ r . ; =. , , z, ;t .. . ;w, a ,.~ : : ~ . ,- ~' . „ E.;: r ,,;' This project supports the Council goal of transportation by improving the ott street~trail system, and supports ecanomic and environmental sustainability. ~Relationship with.OtherDepartments: , , ~j' ~ ~ _ , , _ , _: . ~z 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 FUNDING TO PLANNED '- ~I ~ • COMPLETION FUNDING s~. YARMOUTtf PER ~ab VOGADD ST AVE ~ UNION AVE ~ ~ ~ ~° >- AVE ~- n ~~-o ~~ ~ ~~ ~! AVF ~ ~ ~ S F- ~ UPLAND ~ AVE ~ Tn~+nnnrir~ ~~~ Fourmile Broadway to 19th Street C~EENWAYS ~n ~iuNOmo,~oqRCeE?;jTributarvGreenways 1 ~ov~K,Aroa '}'-~svstem•wiae 1~ ~ . ~.',_: -,~' ,~~r~"~... ..... _ . . _ .. . . r. ~~..` ~-, . P$GJEGT5~~1Tt~S$^ On•Goln Projects ~ i~s ~ ~ s r ~ , *~,, ClTP REQUIRED7 ~.' Not Required ; ~s ~ ~ _ ~ ` ~ ., ~. ,c i r_'. s~k~ ~~~ Y ~;.~ _ PRDJECTDESCRIP~IQN'' ' 'r~°" •~ °~~ t~~''e'K' ` ~ ~i + ~# ° ~ z : . ,~, ,. ~ ~ , , __ . .~,.. .. ~ : : . .._ Proposed enhancements to maintenance practices along the Greenways will include weed control and maintaining the strearri corridor for habitat. Specific tasks include retaining a weed consultant and summer crew, purchase of equipment, control and removal of noxious weeds, and planting of natives to discourage re•establishment of weeds. ~ Relationship to MasterPlan: ~ ~ Maintenance and weed control are important components of the Greenways Master Plan. ~ P.ublic Process Statue; lssues: . . Weed control efforts will begin by concentrating on lands owned and managed by the City Relalionship9o4oundil Goals: ~ Maintenance of the Greenways for habitat supports the Council goal of environmental sustainability. General administration.of the program including salaries, as well as smali capital projects including rest areas and signage; Habitat survey and corridor assessment; Miscellaneous trail connections and improvements; Miscellaneous stream restoration and water quality projects. Relationshia td Master Plan: . Public Process Status. Issues: ~- Relatlonshlu`=ko:Council~tioals: _ ~ , `..~~~ ~ ~ ~t. ~Relafionshlp~with Othar DepaEtmenfs , ~ `;; ,'~" _ `, a , ~ ~ - .~ ~s~~~" L ~I ~ _ ~ -~ ~ ,~ . ~r~, ;,~~; ~ i~ 4 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 FUNDING TO PLANNED COMPLETION FUNDING TOTAL'CAPITAL COSTS: ist,Yeat of Fundjng, ' -' FU"iitlin6 Prlorto 2003: .; 2002ApProved iunds,;: ' f . rv i ' .'