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2014 05 12 Regular 601 Market Square Concept Plan UpdateCOMMISSION AGENDA ITEM 601 REQUEST: Informational Consent Public Hearings Regular X May 12, 2014 KS KL Regular Meeting City Manager Department The Public Works Department requests the City Commission's input and approval for certain design elements for the Intersection Improvements at S.R. 434 and Tuskawilla Road (Market Square). SYNOPSIS: The Intersection Improvements at S.R. 434 and Tuskawilla Road project consists of a series of safety, operational, and aesthetic improvements to Market Square and the surrounding streets including the Town Center Frontage Road. This agenda item is a follow-up to the March 14, 2014 presentation of the Concept Plan and it provides an update on several key design elements that were discussed at the March 14 meeting. CONSIDERATIONS: The Intersection Improvements at S.R. 434 and Tuskawilla Road project consists of a comprehensive set of safety, operational, and aesthetic improvements to Market Square and the surrounding streets. At the March 14, 2014 City Commission meeting, Staff presented the latest Concept Plan for the proposed improvements. Based on the Commission's input, Staff and the design consultant revisited several design elements of the plan, including: • Elimination of walls and trees in Market Square • Elimination of canopy trees along SR 434 • Elimination of wall along SR 434 Frontage Road • Addition of decorative poles for hanging banner/gateway signage across Tuskawilla Road (see Exhibit A) Regular 601 PAGE 1 OF 3 - May 12, 2014 Consideration of options for the open area between SR 434 and the Frontage Road Regarding the open area between SR 434 and the Frontage Road, Exhibit B shows the following three options for the Commission's consideration. These options will be presented and discussed at the Commission meeting. • Option I - Curving hedge with low-level shrubs • Option 2 - Two -rail decorative fence framed by low level landscaping • Option 3 - Rain Garden (planted stormwater depression area) A fourth option, not pictured in Exhibit B, would be to leave the open area between SR 434 and the Frontage Road to remain in its current condition, consisting of sod with no supplemental landscaping or decorative features. The final engineering documents are scheduled to be complete in September 2014 and will be submitted for City Commission approval prior to bidding. The construction phase is approved for federal funding of up to $1.1 million, which is expected to be available in 2015. The project is expected to be complete by July 2015. FISCAL IMPACT: The transportation related aspects of the project are anticipated to be entirely federally funded. COMMUNICATION EFFORTS: This Agenda Item has been electronically forwarded to the Mayor and City Commission, City Manager, City Attorney/Staff, and is available on the City's Website, LaserFiche, and the City's Server. Additionally, portions of this Agenda Item are typed verbatim on the respective Meeting Agenda which has also been electronically forwarded to the individuals noted above, and which is also available on the City's Website, LaserFiche, and the City's Server; has been sent to applicable City Staff, Media/Press Representatives who have requested Agendas/Agenda Item information, Homeowner's Associations/Representatives on file with the City, and all individuals who have requested such information. This information has also been posted outside City Hall, posted inside City Hall with additional copies available for the General Public, and posted at five (5) different locations around the City. Furthermore, this information is also available to any individual requestors. City Staff is always willing to discuss this Agenda Item or any Agenda Item with any interested individuals. RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the Commission review and provide input and approval of the Market Square design elements presented as part of this agenda item, including the proposed banner sign across Tuskawilla Road and the selection of one of the options presented for the open area between SR 434 and the Frontage Road. Regular 601 PAGE 2 OF 3 - May 12, 2014 ATTACHMENTS: 1. Exhibit A - North Tuskawilla Road Banner/Gateway Concept (I page) 2. Exhibit B - Frontage Road Landscape Options 1-3 (6 pages) Regular 601 PAGE 3 OF 3 - May 12, 2014 EXHIBIT A North Tuskawilia Road Banner Q--, -,,-rT ... L—.All, D-4 Orlando, Florida AECOM www.aecom.com Banner Concept DATEOFISSUE 2014.05.06 State Road 434 &Tuskawilia Road Improvements EXHIBIT B OPTION 1 I Arrival Landscape: I Anchor Landscape: I L�IUPGII LUI U L -G11 1U3t-C1PC:. Curving Hedge Wall: Formal hedge wall leading to %71E Formal hedge leading to a colurn Cluster of shrubs and perennials Formal hedge slightly curving a colum detail, backed by low Off 05 10 NOM detail, backed by accent shrubs anchor the hedge wall and add along low earthen berms to add shrubs visual interest visual interest from 434. Orlando, Florida 434Tuskawilla Landscape Median- Concept I State Road 434 &Tuskawilla Road Improvements AECOM www.aecom.com M M DATEOFISSUE 2014.05.06 EXHIBIT B OPTION 1 Cluster of shrubs an� perennials Formal h�clge sli—ghtly curving anchor the hedge wall and add along low, V- 2' earthen berms visualinterest to add visual interest from 434. Orlando, Florida AECOM www.aecom.com 434Tuskawilia Landscape Median- Concept I Section DATEOFISSUE 2014.05.06 State Road 434 &Tuskawilia Road Improvements Winding two rail fence leading to a column and surrounded by low groundcovers, accent shrubs, and specimen palm. EXHIBIT B OPTION 2 Linear Fence: Two rail fence centered between drives, framed by low ground covers and shrubs. Departure Landscape: Winding two rail fence leading to a column and backed by accent shrubs or specimen palm. %7[E Off 05 10 NOM Orlando, Florida AECOM www.aecom.com 434Tuskawilia Landscape Median Concept 2 DATEOFISSUE 2014.05.06 State Road 434 &Tuskawilia Road Improvements EXHIBIT B OPTION 2 Two rail fence centered between and shrubs. Orlando, Florida AECOM www.aecom.com 434Tuskawilia Landscape Median Concept 2 Section DATEOFISSUE 2014.05.06 State Road 434 &Tuskawilia Road Improvements i 01 EXHIBIT B OPTION 3 Arrival Landscape: Rain Garden: Curb Cuts: Departure Landscape: %71E Small depression with ornamental Planted depression that allows Cuts in the curb allow stormwater Small depression with ornamental OFr 05 10 NOM grasses and a vertical element such as stormwater runoff from the drive isle runoff to enter the rain garden. grasses and a single specimen palm. lighting or directional signage. and parking space for storage and to filtration into the ground. Orlando, Florida 434Tuskawilla Landscape Median Concept 3 State Road 434 &Tuskawilla Road Improvements AECOM www.aecom.com MW DATEOFISSUE 2014.05.06 h4 EXHIBIT B OPTION 3 Flail I %JGIIUC:l I. Planted depress ion that allows stormwater runoff from the drive isle and parking space for storage and to filtration into the ground. Curb Cuts: Cuts in the curb allow stormwater runoff to enter the rain garden. Orlando, Florida AECOM www.aecom.com 434Tuskawilia Landscape Median Concept 3 Section DATEOFISSUE 2014.05.06 State Road 434 &Tuskawilia Road Improvements