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4 - TAB recommendation to the City Council on the East Arapahoe Transportation Network PlanCITY OP BOULDER TI2ANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING DATE: August i l, 2003 SUBJECT• Public hearmg and consideration of a recommendation to City Council on the East Arapahoe Trans ortation Network Plan REQU~STING D~PARTMENT Pubhc Warks Department Tracy Wmfree, Director of Publ~c Works for Transportation Miehael Gardner-Sweeney, TransporYation Plannmg and Operations Coordinator Bob Whitson, Transportation Planner Ste han VJesthusm, Trans ortation Project Management CoordinaYor BOARD ACTION REQUESTED: Consideration of a recommendation to Crty Counml on the East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan (TNP . PISCAL IMPACT: Some of the Plan's recommended improvements will be implemented by developers as properties redevelop, othei improvements will be constructed by ihe city using city funds, and some improvements will be constructed by Cl~OT The East Arapahoe TNP does noY include cost estimates for any of thc recommended ~mprovements. Rather, rt is intended as a plamm~g tool to be used to refine future updates to the Transportation Master Plan, and to help plannmg and fiscal impacYs identification for the Transportation Capital Improvement Piogram. PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to allow TAB to• • Review the East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan, • Hear a presentation from staff on the East Arapahoe T'NP's content and the process in whtch it was developed, • Hear public comment on the East Arapahoe TNP, and • Provide comments on the East Arapahoe 1'NP BACKGROUND: The ~ast Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan (East Arapahoe TNP) is a map-based multi- modal transportation plan Yhat defines the desired future transportation system in the East Arapahoe Carridor from 33"~ Stieet east to Westview Drive. The coiridoi area extends approximately 1/3 of a mile to the north and approximately 1/3 of a mile to the south of Arapahoe Avenue The west end of the corridor overlaps with the eastern edge of the Boulder Valley Regional Center I'ransportation Connections Plan area The planned transportahon connechons are consistent across this plan area boundary Enst Arapnlioe 7'ran~Nortation Netrvork Plan Transportation Advisory Board MemorunAtent The East Arapahoe TNP document ~s centered on a detailed map-based network plan and includes goals, objectives, policies, design parameters, and implementation gmdelines, including an Action Plan The detailed Action Plan attached to the East Arapahoe TNP defines specific steps for implementation and will be updated periodically by Transportation staff This approach to planning the future transportation system needs in the Arapahoe corridor is modeled after the North 28°i Street Transportation Network Plan, approved by City Council on December 11, 2001, and the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan, approved by City Council on October 15, 2002. DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENTS OF THE PLAN: A COMPREHENSIVE MAP rs included as Figure 1 for the entire area It is supported by Figure 2 which provides a kcy to the super block drvrsion and delineates the TNP boundary Figures 3 through 7 show a more detailed view of each "super block" within the area These maps detail the existing and proposed transportation network facilities for the East Arapahoe TNP area for all modes of travel Transit, pedestrian, bicycle, and roadway connections are all illustrated The map and/or the assocratcd text in the TNP document specify the intended flexibility when making the recommended connections GOALS AND OBJECTIVF,S of the East Arapahoe TNP are geared toward rmplementation and detail the ultimate target of the Plan as well as the capital improvements, policies, development revrew guidance and planning activities that will be necessary. The goals and obJectves are included on pages 2 and 3 of the East Arapahoe 1 NP. POLICIES to support the East Arapahoe TNP are included in Section 4 of the document. These policies specrfy the importance of making the recommended connections, detail the specific flexrbrhty intended when making a specific connecrion and requrre the coordination with other plans and programs in Boulder, including the Boulder Valley Transportation Master Plan, the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, the Greenways Program and Master Plan, and the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Program. (See pages 5 through 9) DESIGN PARAMETF,RS to support the East Arapahoe TNP have been included in Section 5 ofthe document (page 10) They address mmrmum transportation facility cross-sections, and acknowledge specral considerations when pathways arc on Open Space and Mountain Parks property IMPLEMENTATION OF THL TRANSPORTATION CONNECTIONS PLAN is discussed in more detail rn Section 6 of the document (pages 12 through 13) with topres including development or redevelopment triggers, near-term prol ects the crty rs undertaking in the TNP area, the Action Plan (included with the document as Attachment A and containing a detailed "To Do" list to aid m Plan implementation), and the Plan Amendment Process PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW PROCESS: The East Arapahoe TNP was developed with the hclp of a Task Force created to review staff s proposal for multi-modal rmprovements in the Arapahoe Avenue corridor The ATNP Task Force includes business owners, property owners, and residents of the area; a representative from Ens[ Arapnboe Transportahan Netwark Plan Tran+portatian Arlvisnry Board Memorandum 2 the Boulder Bicycle Commuters, Boulder Community Hospital, the Jewish Center, CU, Boulder County, RTD, the Boulder Valley School District, and CDOT. The Task Force has 23 members, and is supported by a project team consrsting of consultants and city staff. Four Task Force meetings have been held to date The first two meetings of the "task Force also included review of the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan whrch has since been adopted by City Council. The East Arapahoe TNP map has been revrewed in detail by Transportation, Planning, Development Revtew, and Open Space and Mountain Parks staffs Staff provrded an informational update to the Transportation Advisory Board on February 10, 2003 The formal review process of the East Arapahoe TNP will include the following steps On August 11, 2003, staff will present the document to TAB for public hearing and consrderation of a recommendation to Crty Councrl on the East Arapahoe TNP. On August 28, 2003, staff will present the document to Planning Board for public hearing and consrderation of a recommendation to City Council on the East Arapahoe TNP. On ,staff wrll present the document to City Councrl for public hearing, review and consrderatron for adoption ANALYSIS: TAB should consider these key, flexrble improvements detarled in the East Arapahoe TNP Alternatives are laid out for transit, brke, pedestrian and vehicular connectrons between the mayor development areas, residentral areas, employment areas, and along the Arapahoe Avenue corridor • Coordination with CU's east campus redevelopment provrdes addrtronal roadway, brke/pedestrian and transit access through the site, m accordance wrth the CU Master Plan • Transrt "Super Stops" along Arapahoe Avenue are placed in accordance wrth the Transportatron Master Plan • Pathway connectrons rn the Plan that cross Open Space property have been developed with the help of the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department • Policies to support the plan. o Redevelopment must connect to the surrounding transportation network o The actual location of each connection rs flexrble based on parcel size. o Consolydation, coordination and sharing of driveways along arterial roadways should be achreved upon redevelopment o Right-of--way dedication and acquisrtron shall occur as needed. o A minimum of one pedestrian link (m addrtron to the public sidewalk) between burldings should be provided o Coordinatron among other policres and plans shall occur. There are no unresolved issues related to the public comment received, and there is no pending public revrew process except for that held in front of TAB, Planning Board, and Councrl. Thrs East Arapahoe TNP, once adopted by Crty Council, wrll have immediate utrlity for developers, Development Review staff and by the staff and consultants who are rn the process of Cast Arapalene Trnnspnrtation NeAvnrk Plnn Transpnrtn[mn Advisory Ronrd Memorandum updating the Ttansportation Master Plan The fiscal tmphcattons of thrs Plan to the city will be detailed and refined as part of future updates to the Transportatton Master Plan and the development of future Capital Improvement Programs whrch may reflect the recommendations of the East Arapahoe TNP This, and all Transportation Connections/Network Plans, shall serve as implementation tools for the Transportation Master Plan Transportatton Diviston staff will be charged with periodre updates to the Action Plan component of the East Arapahoe TNP as necessary TAB ACTION REQUESTF,D: Staff is requesting a public heating and constderatton of a recommendation to City Council on the East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan ATTACHMENT: Draft East Arapahoe Transportatton Network Plan, August 11, 2003. 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I 1 6 1 Ordinances to Support TNP Implementation..... ....... .......11 6.2 Development or Redevelopment Triggers for TNP Compliance .. ...... 12 6.3 Near Term Projects by the City of Boulder . ........ ...... . .... .. ....12 6.4 Projects that will be Implemented with Development or Redevelopment..... ..12 6.5 The East Arapahoe TNP Actwn Plan .... .. .. . 12 6.6 Transportation Network Plan Amendment Process.... ... ....... ....13 DRAFT East Arapahoe August t t , 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page ~ LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan Comprehensive Map ........... ...14 Figure 2 East Arapahoe TNP Superblock Key. ......... ............. .... ...................15 Figure 3 Super Block 1 Detail. ... ..... ............. ......... . .................16 Figure 4 Super Block 2 Detail..... .... ..... .. ........ ....... ...........17 Figure 5 Super Block 3 Detail....... ...... ......... ............ ....... ...... ............18 Figure 6 Super Block 4 Detail ...... ..... .......... ............. .. .....................19 Figure 7 Super Block 5 Detail .. ..... .. . ... ...... 20 Figure 8 Future Transit Map ..... ..... ... .... .... .......... . 21 Figure 9 Existing /Proposed Property Access Pattern ........... ........ ........... 22 Figure 10 Plan Amendment Process .. ..... ............ ...... . ......... ...23 ATTACHMENTS A. East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan -ACTION PLAN B TNP Development and Approval Process C BVRC Transportation Connections Plan Map DRAFT East Arapahoe August 11, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page u 1.0 Summary This East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan (TNP) addresses the multi-modal transportation system needs for moving to and through the Arapahoe Avenue corridor from 35"' Street (the eastern edge of the Boulder Valley Regional Center area) to Boulder's eastern city limits (the top of the hilllust east of Westvrew Drive) The Transportation Network Plan area extends approximately one third of a mile north and one third of a mile south of the centerline of Arapahoe Avenue itself. Recommended transportation system improvements at the western end of the East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan area overlap with, and are consistent with the recommended improvements in the Boulder Valley Regional Center Transportation Connections Plan The East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan defines the desired future transportation network rn the area for all modes of travel The TNP will help land owners, developers, and the City plan for the connections needed in this area Over time, the plan and the proposed improvements will be integrated into the Boulder Valley Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and the Transportation Capital Improvement Programs (CIP). Some of the ways that the recommendations and requirements of the TNP will be implemented include • construction of capital improvements as part of Boulder's Capital Improvement Program • reconstruction of Arapahoe Avenue from 63rd Street to 75`n Street, as part of a phased CDOT protect with input from Boulder and Boulder County • reservation, dedication or acquisition of right-of--way, or construction within the right-of--way by developers pursuant to 9-3 3-14 Boulder Revised Code (BRC),1981 • construction of on-site improvements by property owners as appropriate when parcels develop or redevelop, including but not limited to the new hospital at 48`n / Arapahoe, the Jewish Center at Chenyvale / Arapahoe, and the Auto Park Expansion and Watervrew Center at Chenyvale / Arapahoe. • transportation system expansions and improvements in the CU Campus east of 30`n Street and south of Arapahoe Avenue by CU The major components of this East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan include - Map Based Transportation Network Plan, illustrated on Figure 1 including recommended multi-modal facilities and connections Note that this rs aright-of--way plan based on Section 9-3 3-14 of the 1981 BRC - Boulder Valley Regional Center Transportation Connections Plan (BVRC TCP) recommendations in the overlap area at the western end of the East Arapahoe TNP corridor The BVRC TCP was adopted by Crty Council on October 15, 2002 - 1Jast Arapahoe TNP document (this document) including goals, objectives, policies, plan amendment procedures, standards and implementation gmdance DRAFT East Arapahoe August t t, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page t - East Arapahoe TNP Action Plan which is a "to do" list of steps necessary to implement this Transportation Network Plan (tn this document as Attachment A). Some action items are one time events; some have specific target dates attached; and some describe on-going activity needed. The TNP Action Plan will be updated periodically by Transportation Division staff. Attachment B is a summary of the East Arapahoe TNP development and public review and adoption process 2.0 Goals and Objcctives 2.1 Goals The goals listed below represent the ultimate targets for the East Arapahoe TNP: • Improve access and mobility to, through, and within the East Arapahoe area for all modes oftravel bydeveloping amulti-modal transportation grid where possible • Improve transportation safety for all modes and reduce traffic accidents. • Provide visual contmurty within the transportation corridor. • Reduce vehicular congestion on arterial roadways m the area and minimize the need for traffic within the area to circulate on arterial roadways • Provide a transportation network that improves access to businesses in the area. • Provide infrastructure that contributes to the overall goals of the Transportation Master Plan. • Provide a transportation network that supports and encourages land development and/or redevelopment that is consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and other city master plans • Provide path and roadway connections in locatrons and designs that minimize impacts to the natural environment. 2.2 Objectives The objectives listed below are divided by categories relating to general issues, capital improvements, programs, regulation changes, development review guidance, and planning activities that will be used to implement the goals of the TNP General Ob~echves • Develop and maintain amap-based plan for amulti-modal transportation network in the area that defines the needed transportation connections (roadways, paths, routes etc.) for pedestrian, bicycle, automobile, and transit travel This map based plan is illustrated in Figure 1 Develop regulations and ordinances specific to this TNP as necessary that can be used to evaluate and direct development and redevelopment applications DRAFT East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan August 11, 2003 Page 2 Pursue the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the south side of the railroad right-of--way throughout the East Arapahoe TNP area that is continuous from the Boulder Transit Village on Pearl Street. Coordinate transportation planning efforts with Boulder County and CDOT m this critical intercity corridor Support the use of best management practices that minimize community and environmental impacts Objectives geared toward capital project construction by the City, CDOT, or CU (may also have application to development review) • Define short-term improvements and connections from the TNP map for inclusion in Boulder's Transportation CIP. • Evaluate the potential for innovative transit improvements in the arterial roadway rights-of--way, such as bus queue dump lanes, bus-bike-right tum lanes, etc. These types of transit improvements are envisioned in the existing outside lanes of travel, particularly where six lanes already exist, without widening the overall roadway • Evaluate the potential for pedestrian refuge medians at signalized crossings of Arapahoe to mitigate the long crossing distances • Work with CDOT staff to develop roadway reconstruction plans that facilitate safe, efficient and enhanced travel for all modes as part of CDOT's phased reconstruction project on Arapahoe from Cherryvale to 75th • Work wrih CU staff to facilitate construction of pathway connections m the CU research park area • Include the East Arapahoe TNP recommendations mthe Boulder Valley Transportation Master Plan update as appropriate • Identify and complete missing sidewalk finks m the area Ob~ectrves geared toward development review regulations • Implement the map-based plan in a way that ensures the planned connections are made while maintaining as much flexibility for land development options as possible for property owners developing or redeveloping individual sites. • Require the provision of internal pedestrtan connections or removal of barriers to interior pedestrian travel between adjacent properties, in addition to public sidewalks • Accommodate cross-site automobile access between parking lots where practical when properties develop of redevelop to minimize travel on arterial roadways. • When parcels develop or redevelop, require that "back door" or "cross site"automobile connections between commercial sites be provided where practical, often along the back of the property along both sides of arterial roadways to enhance access and minimize the need for automobile turns to and from the arterials DRAFT East Arapahoe August t i, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page 3 Where practical, require driveways on developing or redeveloping parcels to be located at the edge of the property such that they can be shared with adjacent properties (either in the near-term or when the adjacent parcel develops or redevelops) 3.0 The Map-Based Transportation Network Plan The Transportation Network Plan Map for the East Arapahoe area (see Figure 1) illustrates the following existing and proposed transportation facrlities: - roadways or automobile connections of one of the following types: - primary roadways - secondary roadways (Note that all roadways are assumed to have sidewalks on both sides unless modified for a specific roadway segment as part of a site review process) - on-street bike lanes - off-street bike / pedestrian multi-use pathways - grade separated path crossings - transit routes - combination bus /bike / nght-turn lanes - transit super stops (typically at places where transit routes cross) - traffic signals - at-grade pedestrian crossings, either at an intersection or mid-block On the maps, existing facrlities are represented by solid lines and recommended future facilities are illustrated with dashed lines. Existing facilities that are in need of upgrade are illustrated with dotted lines The right-of--way for all future transportation facilities should be dedicated or reserved Bxisting transportation facilities that are not inthe pubhcright-of--way will need to have their right-of--way dedicated or reserved at the time of redevelopment (see Section 4 4 of this TNP) 3.1 TNP Super Block Maps The TNP area has been divided into 5 super blocks (see Figure 2 for a super block key) to allow a more detailed view of the recommended transportation connections The super blocks are illustrated m Figures 3 - 7, which include written descriptions of the intended connections where appropriate 3.2 Transit in the Past Arapahoe Area Transit rs a critical component of the multi-modal transportation system in the East Arapahoe area, and all of the maps referenced above include corridors where transit currently exists or new transit services are proposed. The attached Future Transit DRAFT East Arapahoe August 11, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page 4 Map (Figure 8) provides a more comprehensive look at transtt facilities and connections m the East Arapahoe and surrounding areas, and includes route specific information for existing and future transit on each roadway corridor a broader look at existing and future regional transit connections distinction between local and local high-frequency transit routes ~ reference to a new high frequency circulator shuttle through the BVRC area the potential for future commuter rail service in the corridor the potential for a future park and ride facility to serve future commuter rail. Addtttonal high frequency shuttle service in the East Arapahoe TNP area includes the new STAMPEDE connecting CU's main campus with the east campus and the Arapahoe corridor The proposed new circulator shuttle connecting the various parts of the BVRC is shown with a conceptual alignment that will allow users to access multiple destinations while leaving their cars parked. This two-way circulator should have a frequency of less than 10 minutes if it is to be successful. The transit routes serving the Arapahoe corridor are defined in the maps discussed above However, the actual roadway's functional utilization, its cross-section, and right-of--way, will receive additional study to determine its most appropriate configuration to support all modes. One possibility that has been discussed, and is scheduled for implementation in the North 28"' Street Corridor, is the use of the outside lanes on a 6-lane roadway as bus-bike-right turning vehtcle lanes Transit superstops are recommended at major intersections to the Arapahoe corridor where regional and local transit routes cross RTD has expressed interest in a park and ride facility adjacent to the rail line and across from the Boulder Valley School District facility that one day may serve commuter tail users The resultant transtt grid of local, regional, and high frequency shuttle services illustrated on Figure 8 will be necessary to help Boulder meet its aggressive multi- modal goals. And the grid of bicycle and pedestrian facilities illustrated throughout this Transportation Network Plan will be critical to ensuring the transit system's success. 4.0 Policies Needed to Support the East Arapahoe TNP This section includes the policies that support the implementation of the TNP In some cases additional rationale is provided foi a topic after the policy statement to support its intent 4.1 Connectivity to the City-wide Multi-Modal Transportation System Policy The multi-modal transportation facilities illustrated on Figure 1 that connect from the TNP area to the surrounding transportation network should be DRAFT East Arapahoe August 11, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page 5 prioritized, programmed and implemented by the City of Boulder as part of the Boulder Valley Transportation Master Plan and CIP process 4.2 Flexibility of Connection Location Regarding Development or Redevelopment Policy The multi-modal improvements illustrated on the East Arapahoe TNP map (Figure 1 and Figures 3 - 7) are intended to define the needed connectivity in that area. The alignments of these connections are specific to the area shown but are not intended to be precise, so long as the connection illustrated is created in a manner that facilitates efficient travel. The intent of the TNP is to maintain flexibility in the implementation of these connections so as to not hinder redevelopment potential of a parcel or parcels Development or redevelopment proposals should illustrate that the intended connectivity is achieved If the connection illustrated on the TNP map cannot be made where shown, the alignment may be varied as follows• - development or redevelopment parcels that are 10 acres in size or less must achieve the connection within 50 feet on either side of the alignment illustrated on the TNP map - development or redevelopment parcels that are more than 10 acres in size must achieve the connection within 100 feet on either side of the alignment illustrated on the TNP map - In the case of larger parcels or aggregations of parcels (15 acres or larger), it is the intent of the TNP to allow flexibility m the number and type of connections made across a site, so long as the proposed connectivity goals of the TNP are achieved This connectivity goal can best be described as the equivalent of the street /alley /sidewalk grid found in traditional downtown areas Changes m the proposed connections m development or redevelopment parcels that exceed the alignment limits described should be reviewed m the Plan Amendment Process as described in Section 6 6 While there is flexibility m the alignment of sidewalks and multi-use pathways, serpentine routing should be avoided Pedestrian and bicycle facilities should be as straight, level, and direcC as possible to support their primary purpose as transportation connections Exceptions to this policy will be made when a trail is on Open Space and Mountain Parks or other sensitive lands and recreational or resource protection goals justify a less direct routing DRAFT East Arapahoe August 11, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Fagc 6 4.3 Coordination of Access to Arterial Roadways with Arterial Roadway Frontage Policy: Coordination and sharing of driveways between adjacent parcels along arterial roadways and consolidation of driveway access to roadways within a single parcel should be achieved as parcels redevelop along arterial roadways in the East Arapahoe area. Driveways accessing arterial roadways in a developing or redeveloping parcel should be located as close as possible to an edge of the property so as to be shared with an adjacent property when the adjacent property develops or redevelops. If the adjacent property already has a driveway located at the common property line, a shared driveway should be created to serve both parcels. No more than one driveway should be provided onto any roadway frontage when a parcel of 5 acres or less develops or redevelops, except that two driveways could be considered to serve a parcel only if both of the two driveways are located on the edges of the parcel such that they serve (or can in the future serve) the adjacent parcels on either side as well. Consolidating driveway access onto arterial roadways will enhance safety and operational efficiency in the East Arapahoe area. Sharing driveways between adjacent parcels, coupled with the provision ofsecondary `Sack door "roadways at or near the rear property lines (as illustrated on Figures 1 and 3 - 7) can improve the access to any given parcel. Figure 9 illustrates this concept, comparing existing parcel access for a generic block ofArapahoe Avenue to an enhanced access pattern achieved through redevelopment and implementation of the TNP. 4.4 Right-Of-Way Dedication and Acquisition Policy: Necessary rights-of--way or easements for the transportation facility improvements identified on the TNP map will be reserved, dedicated to, or acquired by the City as a condition of approval for applicants applying for development or redevelopment of a parcel. The City of Boulder may need to acquire the necessary right-of--way or easement for projects to be constructed by the City. 4.5 Pedestrian Connections Between Buildings Policy: Development or redevelopment of commercial properties in the East Arapahoe area should be designed to allow pedestrian travel between buildings. Physical barriers such as walls, fences, hedges, berms, or significant grade changes between parcels will be discouraged in order to allow for convenient pedestrian travel between buildings and thus avoid short vehicle trips between adjacent parking areas and additional circulating traffic DRAFT East Arapahoe August 11, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page 7 on the arterial roadway system. If barriers can not be avoided, or cannot be removed where they already exist, they shall have breaks where needed for pedestrian cross-access. At least one pedestrian link shall be provided to each abutting property (in addition to the public sidewalk). These pedestrian connections between buildingfronts are illustrated conceptually on Figure 9. 4.6 Coordination with the Boulder Valley Transportation Master Plan Policy: The goals, objectives, policies, and multi-modal connections identified in this East Arapahoe TNP should be incorporated into future updates ofthe Boulder Valley Transportation Master Plan to facilitate their prioritization and implementation. 4.7 Coordination with Boulder's Greenways Program Policy:Implementation of transportation connections in and connecting to the tributary geenways within the TNP area (as illustrated on the TNP maps) should be pursued in concert with Boulder's Greenways Master Plan and programmed into the City's CIP. 4.8 Consistency with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Policy: The transportation system anticipated by the TNP in the East Arapahoe area is intended to be consistent with and facilitate the potential future land uses in the area as envisioned in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP). The TNP action items serve to implement BVCP transportation policies regarding multi-modal strategies and investments, accessibility, reduction of single occupancy auto trips, and transportation impacts. 4.9 Coordination with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department Policy: Implementation of transportation connections that cross City ofBoulder Open Space and Mountain Parks property (as illustrated on the TNP maps) should be coordinated with Open Space and Mountain Parks Department staff to minimize impacts on environmentally sensitive areas. 4.10 Coordination with City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department Policy: Implementation of transportation connections that cross City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department property (as illustrated on the TNP maps) should be coordinated with Parks and Recreation Department staff to minimize impacts on recreational uses. DRAFT East Arapahoe August 11, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page 8 4.11 Coordination with CDOT Policy: Implementation of transportation facilities in the Arapahoe R.O.W. should be coordinated with CDOT. City staff should also work closely with CDOT on the final design of planned multi-modal improvements to Arapahoe Avenue east of Cherryvale Road. 4.12 Consistency and Coordination with the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan Policy: The transportation system anticipated by the East Arapahoe TNP is intended to be consistent with and connect to the transportation system at the eastern end of the BVRC area as detailed in the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan. A BVRC Transportation Connections Plan map is included in this document as Attachment C. 4.13 Coordination with the Transportation Plan component of CU's Campus Master Plan Policy: The East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan is intended to be consistent with the Transportation Plan in CU's Campus Master Plan, except where additional bicycle and pedestrian facilities have been added (working with CU's Campus Planner). Implementation of transportation connections that cross CU property should be coordinated with CU staff. 4.14 Coordination with the Boulder Valley School District Policy: Implementation of transportation connections that are adjacent to and/or cross BVSD property should be coordinated with BVSD staff to insure that all BVSD security and operational issues are addressed. As noted on the attached maps, future roadway connections that cross the BVSD site should only be constructed if the site is redeveloped and current school bus operations on the site are discontinued. 4.15 Development or Redevelopment Compliance with Boulder's City-wide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Policy: The City of Boulder is in the process of developing a Transportation Demand. Management Program (TDM) for implementation throughout the city. This TDM Program will offer various transportation alternatives to the single occupancy vehicle (SOV). It will give people the flexibility to find transportation options that works for them. The program will attempt to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips and the resulting congestion, pollution, DRAFT East Arapahoe August 1 t, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page 9 increased parking and reduced open space. The city-wide TDM Program, when finalized, will have application in the East Arapahoe TNP area, and may be incorporated specifically into this TNP when it is updated in the future. 5.0 TNP Design Parameters 5.1 Minimum Cross-Sections for Roadways, Sidewalks, Multi-use Pathways, and Bicycle Lanes This section of the Plan defines minimum cross-sections for roadways, sidewalks, bikeways, and multi-use pathways on the TNP map. Collector and Arterial Roadways All collector, minor arterial, and principal arterial roadways within the TNP area (as defined on Boulder's Roadway Functional Classification Map in the Boulder Valley Transportation Master Plan) are intended to have minimum City of Boulder cross- sections (including landscaping buffers and sidewalks) as defined in the City's Design and Construction Standards (DCS). Local Access Roadways This map-based TNP includes two types of local access roadway standards as follows: Primary Roadway -the major local access routes in the area. The minimum standard in nonresidential areas is the Base Street standard in the DCS, including sidewalks and landscaping. The minimum standard in residential areas is the Residential Street standard in the DCS, including sidewalks and landscaping. ~ Secondary Roadways or Vehicular Connections -typically providing access to and through the larger parcels, cross-site access between parcels, or connecting the back side of properties which front on an arterial roadway. The minimum standard in nonresidential areas is the Base Street standard in the DCS, including sidewalks and landscaping. The minimum standard in residential areas is the Residential Street standard in the DCS, including sidewalks and landscaping. Modifications to these minimum standards on Secondary Roadways may be considered on a case by case basis during the site review process. The property owner may elect to provide across-section with elements in excess of these minimum requirements so long as the cross-section of a facility that connects between properties has consistency necessary for safe and efficient travel. DRAFT East Arapahoe august t t, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page t C Multi-use Pathways Off-street bike/pedestrian pathways illustrated on the TNP map as "Multi-use Pathways" shall have a minimum width of 12 feet and be paved in concrete, unless it can be shown in the site review process that a typical sidewalk cross-section or narrower pathway is more appropriate in selected areas. Pathways that are not within a roadway right-of--way should be placed in a pathway easement, except where the pathway is on Open Space and Mountain (OSMP) Parks property. In this case, the OSMP Department will maintain sole control of the pathway. OSMP Department staff shall approve the alignment and design of multi-use path segments that cross OSMP property. CU staff shall approve the alignment and design of multi-use path segments that cross CU property. Other Hard or Soft Surface Paths Off-street bike and/or pedestrian pathways illustrated on the TNP map as "Other Hard or Soft Surface Paths" are pathway connections that do not need to meet the same design criteria as Multi-use Paths. Where these "Other"pathways are on Open Space and Mountain Parks property they should be soft surface paths, generally 6 to 8 feet wide, and surfaced with crusher fines, consistent with OSMP standards. The alignment and design of these paths on OSMP property shall be approved by OSMP staff. No pathway easement will be given and the OSMP Department will maintain sole control of these areas. Incases where these Other Path connections are not on open space land, their width should generally be 6 to 8 feet wide, and their surface may be hard or soft depending on the type and character of the area and the connection being made. If the Other Path is to be hard surfaced, it should be paved in concrete. If the Other Path is to be soft surfaced, it should be surfaced with crusher fines. On-Street Bicycle Lanes Bike lanes shall be designed and installed consistent with the City's bike lane standards. 6.0 Implementation 61 Ordinances to Support TNP Implementation Implementation may, in part, require the City to adopt necessary ordinances so that portions of the Plan may be implemented as development and redevelopment occur. These ordinances will allow development to occur in a manner that is consistent with the connections illustrated on the TNP map. DRAFT East Arapahoe August ] 1, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Paget 1 6.2 Development or Redevelopment Triggers for TNP Compliance The City should review and implement development and redevelopment thresholds to determine when compliance with the TNP will be required. Development or redevelopment thresholds that could be considered are detailed in City Code Section 9-3.3-14 (Reservation, Dedication and Improvement ofRights of Way) and include: - building expansions (based on size of the expansion) - a change of use - the addition of more dwelling units - any project that requires a Site Review - annexation 6.3 Near Term Projects by the City of Boulder The future connections illustrated on the Plan in Figures 1 and 3 - 7 include a wide range of transportation system enhancements. Some of the connections may be implemented in the near term (1-5 years) by the City as part of currently planned projects. Examples may include: - multi-use path connections to the Boulder Creek Path - improvements to the bicycle, pedestrian, transit and automobile systems at the Arapahoe /Foothills intersection area - bus queue jump lanes at selected intersections - path connections in the Sombrero Marsh area - improvements to Arapahoe Avenue in association with CDOT - multi-use pathway connections in the Skunk Creek area in association with CU - TDM Program implementation. 6.4 Projects that will be Implemented with Development or Redevelopment Many of the connections illustrated on Figured and 3 - 7 can only be implemented with the development or redevelopment of one or more of the private parcels in the East Arapahoe area. These connections are shown so that they will be included as part of a development or redevelopment proposal. 6.5 The East Arapahoe TNP Action Plan The Action Plan for the East Arapahoe TNP is a detailed listing of steps necessary to implement the TNP. The tasks are divided into groups as follows: - TNP Finalization and Adoption - Network Component Implementation -City Initiative - Network Component Implementation -Local Development Initiative - TDM Component Implementation DRAFT East Arapahoe August 1 t, 2003 Transportation Network Plan Page a2 The Action Plan is included in this document as Attachment A. 6.6 Transportation Network Plan Amendment Process The East Arapahoe TNP is intended to be specific and yet flexible enough to have application for the foreseeable future in this portion of Boulder. However, if the need arises, this section describes a two tiered approach to modify the TNP. Staff will determine if a proposed change to the TNP can be addressed with an Administrative Adjustment or will require a Plan Amendment. Administrative Adjustments to the implementation of the TNP can be completed at the staff level after review and agreement by Planning, Transportation, and Development Review staffs as appropriate. For example, staff may authorize the administrative adjustment to the alignment of a connection illustrated on Figures 1 and 3 - 7 when the requested adjustment meets all of the following criteria: the adjustment results in a lateral shift in alignment of less than 100 feet in properties that are 10 acres in size or less, or less than 150 feet in properties that are 10 acres or more in size the adjustment is consistent with the Goals and Objectives of this Plan and has no adverse impacts on surrounding properties Another example of an administrative adjustment to the TNP is the periodic update of the TNP action Plan by Transportation staff. Plan Amendments represent modifications to the TNP document or modifications to the map based component of the plan that propose a change in connectivity that exceeds the alignment flexibility thresholds detailed above, deletes a planned connection, or moves a proposed connection onto an adjacent property. The goals of the TNP will be used. as criteria for supporting or denying a proposed amendment. Plan amendments require review and recommendation by the Transportation Advisory Board and a decision by the Planning Board, subject to City Council Gall- up. Figure 12 illustrates the plan adjustment and amendment process. The approving authority will consider the following when reviewing a proposed Plan Amendment: • change of circumstance • physical hardship • practical hardship • equivalency DRAFT East Arapahoe August t t, 2003 Transportation Network Plan page t 3 w ~~` "zf Intern ntN, ~ Il \ \l w~~ wee \ , ~ ~~ ~ R l \` ` \ 1"y~ ail wm•~ ~ 5 if 11 \ l I t to R .1 oat ~ N' N PII I ~ ~, R ~_ ~ I t i l ,! 1 L Pmlocl EaluateitgrssslEymtiS sSU ~ ~~ I f Ih ~ N ' d Pr I \l. n iy. I o I ~*^~.~/ ~ ~ ~~ w M1"m c.u ~~ aE I tc ~ _ ~ _ ~,~ t ..d S' Bk L _.NkeR tc 1 nMa,l to St I~ ~._~~ ~ I I (' ~ f',,, ~ ' ' ,g 7 %! ~, ~~ i j (! 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B'k R ~n Tcai ~t Rou Fuwra C~~mmu~u Rail (Lxisdng [iaieli~ Ruil) wa~e~n,a~a Tca~~sit Supcr Stop T~arre s~x~,m g,ide~ ~F ~~~, :/ J) 1 1~/ F" 0 200 400 Feet Boulder Valley Regional Center Transportation Connections Plan August I ], 2003 Super Block 5 Detail ~, "~'~a A T N P F1gUre 7 '" EAST ARAPAHOB TRANSPORTATION NF,TWORK PLAN Page 20 •-~-~ m ~ ~ °~' ~ ~ z cs ~s ."~ m 1 ~1 ~~ s 1 ~ ~ , N ^ 1 1 1 1 Legend existing proposed _~ ...® J:\_Landscape Architecture\graphi~ Future regional "Super Stop" Future regional terminus: The Boulder Transit Village Potential commuter rail Local transit service Local, high-frequency transit service Regional transit service s\B V RC final\Pumre'rransit Map\Future'Cransit Map v2.th9 Boulder Valley Regional Center / Transportation Connections Plan ~~~~~~;~9 August 11, 3003 ~,,.o,a ,o.wV~ Future Transit Map "> Figure 8 Pagc 21 Back door - i I Accesslar I PROPOSED (P~ FERRED) A~~ CCESSPATTERN • 3 driveways on the artcnal roadway, Arapahoe Avc Cross-site • 11 TOTAL driveways Pedestrian • 6 parcels with left-turn access to Arapahoe Access • Cross-site pedestrian connections ""~y ~+" Notc: I I The combination of 'i ~' '~" •' '~ '~' ~' ~" '~ ~" the consolidation of ~;r •t1r '~:r 1 r '"~-~r~Cross-site drivcways on the vehicular arterial roadway and Access the addition of ~' } ~ vchicular and - i~~f pedestrian "cross- Arapahoe Avenue site" and "back door" vchicular /~ ~~ ~ l^~ t'~"'~ ~ ~ access will maintain 1 ' A or improve multi- EXISTING (ONDESIREABLE) ACCESS PATTERN modal access to all • 8 drivcways on the major arterial, Arapahoe Avc p a r c c I s w h i l e • 10 TOTAL drivcways improving traffic • 3 parcels with left-turn access to Arapahoe safety along the • No convenient cross-site pedestrian connections arterial roadway. p ~ s m a a r. m r x ~ ~' ~ J:A_Landscnpe ArchitectureAgraphicsWNPfinalUccess Peteems_fh9 East Arapahoe TNP Transportation Network Plan, August i 1, 2003 E i i /P d P °~ ~: x st ng ropose roperty ' r Access Pattern, Figure 9 ~^ scale P' = 250' Page 22 Amendments to the East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan (TNP) may be considered when the requested change does not meet the criteria for an Administrative Adjustment. Request TNP Amendment, with or without Site Review Process Presentation to Transportation Advisory Board TAB makes recommendation to Planning Board Presentation to Planning Board as part of Site Review Hearing Planning Board makes decision City Council Call-Up East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan August 11, 2003 Plan Amendment Process -' Figure 10 ~. Page 23 Attachment A EAST ARAPAHOE AVENUE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK PLAN ACTION PLAN STEPS FOR FINAL/ZAT/ON, ADOPT/ON, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TIfE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK PLAN (TNPJ TNP Finalization and Adoption Pro,7ect Team rewew of TNP document Protect Team March, 2003 Staff (Planning, Legal, Transportation, Open Space and Vanous staffs March-Apnl, 2003 Mountain Parks) rcv~ew of TNP document '1 ask I orce review of TNP document Task force March-April, 2003 TAB review of TNP document TAB TAB Meeting August 11, 2003 Transportation staff Planning Board review of TNP document Planning Board Planning Board Mectmg Iransportatton staff August 2R, 2003 Incorporate comments from TAB and Planning Board poor Protect Team September 2003 to City Councd submittal City Counml review and adopuon of'I'NP City Counul Adop[mn anticipated -_, 2003 Transportation staff Coordination and Follow-Up With Related Projects -City Initiative Develop Ordinances to support TNP ~mplemen[auon ~f Attorneys, November -December, 2003 needed Planning, Development Review, and Transportation staffs Coordinate TNP with the CDOT Pro/ec[ m the Arapahoe Transportation staff Fall 2003 corridor -work with CDOT to finalize iransrt prtority features and roadway cross-sections Coordinate TNP with the Cuy-wide TDM Plan Development Transportation staff Fall 2003 Incorporate TNP recommendations into the crty-wide franspor[auon staff As part of I ransportahon Master Plan 7 ransportahon Master Plan Update update 2003 -ongwng Work with on-going development pro/eels m the Fast 7 ransportahon staff As protects move through the Arapahoe Corndor, including Jewish Center, Auto Park Development Review staff development review process expansion, Hospital construction, Naropa relocation, etc Page I of 3 August 11, 2003 Coordinate with RTD nn the potenhal foi a Park-N-Rtde lot "°"'~°' ""'°" """ As needed north of the Vo Tech Campus m assoctation with the unplemen[ation of the US 36 corridor protect Coordinate with CU on any modtficahons to the public Transportation staff As needed ROW as detailed to CU's Master Plan pncludmg In association with CU staff evaluation of bike lanes v bike route nn Marine Street) Coordinate with Boulder County on projects that extend Transportation staff As needed beyond Ctty Lmrts, such as shoulders or bike lanes on 1n assoca[on with Boulder Cherryvale County staff Network Component Implementation -City Initiative Continue to support redevelopment effmis in the Crossroads Various Crty Departments On-going area ro the extent that they influence the East Arapahoe corridor Cvaluate travel lane utthzahon m the Arapahoe R O W 1 ransportation staff PaII 2003 through the East Arapahoe area to determine appropriate ]n association with CDO'I transit treatments and potenhal for busPotke/right turn lanes staff Coordinate wnh Opcn Space and Mountmn Parks on the 1 ransportahon and OSMP As funding available tmplementatton of soR surface path connections ad~acen[ to staffs the Sombrero Marsh Coordinate wnh CU, City drmnage project, and Open Space Transponahon staff As needed and Mountain Parks on tmplementahon of Skunk Creek path In association wnh CU, under Foothills and across Ooen Space Drainage, and OSMY staffs Complete Poothdls / Arapahoe nriersechon unprovement Trnnsportatton staff As funding becanes available pro3ect Evaluate traffic control needs at Arapahoe / MacArthur Transportation staff After completion of Hospital Pursue unplementation of mule-use paths and other Transportation sniff As funding becomes available for priority tmprovements to the Arapahoe R O W per the dtreUion of multi-modal comdor enhancements the TMY on pnonh~ed tnultt-modal corridor pro3ects Coordinate with 13VSll staff on the most appropriate Transportation staff As funding becomes available mukmse path alignment to connect the transit stop on Arapahoe with the trail to adjacent neighborhoods around the In association wuh BVSD and Sombrero Marsh OSMP staffs Coordinate TNP tmprovements wnh any storm dmmage or Transportation and other As needed floodway improvement projects m the area Pubbc Works staffs Pursue spectfic transit supers[op conceptual designs and then Transportation staff Fall 2003 coordinate with redevelopment as appropriate Identify distinct pro3ec[s within the TNP area that will be 1 ransportahon staff fall 2003 implemented by the Ctty regardless of site-spectfic development or redevelopment Prioritize City transportation protects within the TNP area Transportation staff Spring /Summer 2003 and prepare cost estimates -coordinate with Master Plan update Incorporate prioritized projects into the ongoing city-wide Transportation staff Ongoing budget and CIP process Coordinate transponatmn project implementation with the Transportation and On-going tmplementatton of Grecnways protects within the INP area Greenways staffs Page 2 of 3 August 11, 2003 Coin dmate with RTD, CDOT, and Boulder Valley School 1 ransportation staff In coordination with CD07 roadway Dis[nct staffs [o implement a reconfigured transit stop In association with BVSD Improvement protect m this area adjacent to the Vo Tech site , CDOI and R fD staffs Evaluate railroad R O W width, future need for doubic Tmnsportation staff Pnor to the redevelopment of any parcels tracking for passenger rail, and the potential [o add a In association with PUC and that bot der the railroad R 0 W mul[uise pn[h along the south stile of the tracks RTD staffs Network Component Implementation -Local Development Initiative All applications for development or redevelopment reviewed Development Review and On-going, with development / for compliance wuh the TNP Transportahon staffs redevelopment Standmd review meeting for each application between Development Review and On-going, wuh development / Development Review and Transportation Staff Transportation staffs redevelopment identification of possible Qty projects to support, enhance, I ransportation and On-going, with development / or make viable the developer mutated TNP unprovement Development Review staffs redevelopment Insure [hat redevelopment proposals address Transportahon and On-gang, wuh development / - consolidate multiple curb cuts llevelopment Review Staffs redevelopment - remove travel barriers to pedestnans and autos - add pedes[nan connechv(ty - unproven bicycle parking facilities TDM Component Implementation TDM Program Development-canplete city-wide TDM Planning and Transportahon On-going program staffs Identdy potential for TDM Program implementation m Planning and 7 ransportation ~ Pending completion of CiTy-wide TDM the EAST ARAPAHOE TNP area with a focus on new staffs program and development applications development or redevelopment protects Page 3 of 3 August 11, 2003 East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan Attachment B Development, Review and Approval of the East Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan Coordination with the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan The development of a Transportation Network Plan ~n the Arapahoe corridor from Folsom to the eastern city limits began with a focus on the Boulder Valley Regional Center. The net result of that imhal effort was the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan that was adopted by City Council on October 15, 2002 The development of this East Arapahoe TNP followed, building on the momentum generated during the BVRC effort The transportation connections recommended in this TNP are consistent with those recommended m the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan, and provide a broader transportation planning focus in the Arapahoe Avenue corridor The Arapahoe TNP Task Force The Arapahoe TNP Task Force was created at the beginning of the TNP / TCP development process, and was modeled after the successful work of the North 28'h Street TNP Task Force that helped shape the North 28"' Street TNP (adopted by the Boulder City Counctl on December 4, 2001) The Task Force of business owners, property owners, residents, representatives from the Boulder Bicycle Commuters, Boulder County staff, CDOT, and CU staff, totaled over 24 members. They were assisted by consultants and City staff. At their first meeting m February, 2002, Task Force members focused on the BVRC Transportation Connections Plan map Staff incorporated the Task Force's comments into the BVRC TCP map and the Task Force reviewed the results at their second meeting m April, 2002 After adoption of the BVRC Transportation Connecrions Plan, the Task Force was reconvened to focus on the rest of the Arapahoe Avenue corridor extending east to the city limits. The Task Force met m November of 2002, and then again ~n January of 2003 to develop and refine the TNP map for thrs corridor Staff and Public Review The East Arapahoe TNP has undergone a series of staff reviews by members of Transportation, Planning and Legal staffs with a focus on developing a plan that can be implemented. "the TNP will also receive public input at public hearings m front of the Transportation Advisory Board, the Planning Board, and City Council during the review and adoption process Approval Process with TAB, Planning Board, and City Council The approval process for the TNP included formal review by the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB), Planning Board, and Criy Council. 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A ~ ! ~, M Grave Sgreet ~1~~I: `Ili ~l ~ ~~ ~~~I Bank/ ~ ~~ ~ ~ II ~~ ~ ~~ II ..I ~ ~ ~' ~ ~ ~ ~, ~ I L ,~~ ~ oe Ave a / ~ L ~ ~ - ~ ~~~_ `' _. _ ~~, , - ~ F`'~" ~ - _ - _ ~_ ~ ~ ! ~ 1 ~~~ Barrel ~ ~ Fire ~ ~ /' 1 ~ [ ~ ~ _... - i House Staflo o;~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ i ~~ p I I ~ I Carpenter ~ ~ rme S~e~t ~ ~, ~ _'. 1-- I' ~_~~__-__- ~ __ I .~~~II I ~I ~ II .. ___ .~ I _ I ._. ~._:_.~ ___ Y ~ K7 ~ I ~ I~ Park ~r ~~~ ~~ _. ,.. ~~ J~ _ ___ ~~II ~~/~ ~ ~'' ~ 11 I ~~ ~~ eCo `I l ~} ~ ~ ~ T Sarewa "I ^• 1 ~ ~ _ _ i ~ ~fr~ - J ,- Ip `° ~' i ~ ~ °~° ~ i J1 II ~ '„ ~GS Ill 1 ~ ~ Milleniom 1~1 C~ ~ ~~', ~_ I /~ _ t/1 ~ y University of Colorado ~, 1 ~~v ~ Hotel - in ! ~ j ~~ ~ ~ b9~~ Research Center ~' / Iq r - \/ it ~ III ¢ I 1 f_- J I (~~\tp 'I~ p i and East Campus ~ ~~ / >„ I U A Il I ~ I~~ ~ 'v / q ~ I ~ I II'r i1 .m ~- / ~, `~ ~~ _ >~ y YlCourd Court ~y ,I ~ `` I' ~ ` ` ~ BoutaeY Cjee~ Boulder Valley Regional Center Boundary Legend Existing Upgrade Propgsed Facility ^ ® 6reile ScparnicA Pulwtrian Croazir~y ((~~n nl Giadc Adcxvim, c,z,57~y Y i lt d _ ______- ____ ~ ~ ~ i mary ae wuy •-•=-.ee ~ e Seu,nAary Vehicular C~~nnu:rion M l i P J C l Ali _ ______~_____ ® u t -Uu e i ( uncuptua gamunt) On-Stecu~Fii{:c FaeiGly ua,l eis~laa~ Trenxiiltuule (see FUiure'Rannir Uial~ '-Y) p . , . `~ ~ li~anxit Super Siop • ~r ~ ~ ~~,~~six~al The following options will be further studied in context of the entire Arapahoe corridor in the study area, from Folsom to Westview. 1. Existing roadway with multi-use paths on the north and south sides of the street 2. Continuous, six travel lanes with bicycle lanes. 3. Option two, plus queue jumps at all or certain intersections. 4. Dedicated bus/bike/right-turn only lanes the entire corridor. Boulder Valley Regional Center Transportation Connections Plan October 24, 2002 Comprehensive Map ~-;~` Figure 1 Scale P' = 475' «•~_