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File #: 16-602    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 8/23/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2016 Final action: 9/21/2016
Title: DOWNTOWN PARKS FINAL DESIGNS AND LAND ACQUISITION
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - Final Designs, 2. Attachment 2 - Construction Cost Estimates, 3. Attachment 3 - Water District Property, 4. Attachment 4 - Land Purchase Resolution and Agreement, 5. Attachment 5 - Notice of Exemptions, 6. 10 Presentation
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

PREPARED BY: Chris Ghione, Community Services Director
APPROVED BY: City Manager

TITLE
DOWNTOWN PARKS FINAL DESIGNS AND LAND ACQUISITION
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
RECOMMENDATION
1. Approve project scope;
2. Approve designs for the Downtown Parks; and
3. Adopt resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Water District for two properties for an amount not to exceed $126,000.

BODY
COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Supporting youth

2016 Focus Areas
Developing Our Community

REPORT NARRATIVE:
The downtown parks and trails project was initiated in February of 2014, when the City Council directed staff to begin work on the Downtown Placemaking Investment Strategy. Following the approval of the concept designs in October of 2015, the City Council approved an agreement with Verde Design, Inc. to develop final designs and construction documents for the proposed downtown parks and trails. These final designs have been prepared and graphic versions of the designs are included as Attachment 1.

Designs
The final designs are very similar to the concept designs presented to the Council last October. The designs provide for three park areas with separate and different amenities that together will provide a comprehensive park experience for downtown residents and visitors. The "Depot Park" is planned to replace 54 parking spaces within the parking lot adjacent to Depot Street just south of the train platform. The concept design for this park space focuses on an active park with play equipment designed to serve younger children and families. The "Little West Llagas Creek Park" would be constructed on the north side of West Third Street on the City owned property there. This park and access to the "Hilltop Trail" are unique in that they would be constructed next to existing residences. The park would utilize the area's n...

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