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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Avon Town Council to Act on Major Capital Improvement Projects at the March 27th Meeting

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Avon, CO – At the March 27th Avon Town Council meeting, the Town Council is slated to discuss and make decisions on several important capital improvement projects. Public comment encouraged; please see comment options below.


First Reading Ordinance 18-03, Adopting the Town of Avon Town-Owned Properties Plan
First Reading of Ordinance 18-03, adopting the Town of Avon Town-Owned Properties Plan (Properties Plan), was continued from the March 13th Council meeting, to allow more time for Council to address a number of suggested changes to the plan. Council will continue the review at the March 27th meeting. Council has the options of continuing First Reading or approving with changes.

The Properties Plan provides development options for land owned by the Town. Key decisions include expansion of the Recreation Center and development of a cultural/educational/entrepreneurial facility at the current site of the old fire station at Lake Street and Benchmark Road. The relocation of the Hahnewald Barn to Harry A. Nottingham Park, where the current Town Hall sits is included. Opportunities for permanent or temporary workforce housing are found at Swift Gulch, Wildwood and Wildridge properties, and at Village (at Avon) Lot E. Comments from an online questionnaire, open houses, and public meetings have helped to form the Properties Plan. Once adopted, the plan will serve as a guideline for future development.

The Properties Plan may be viewed in its entirety at www.avon.org/engage.

Direction Regarding Funding Preference and Amount Not to be Exceeded for the Hahnewald Barn Relocation and Repurposing
Council will review and consider a series of funding sources for the relocation and repurposing of the Hahnewald Barn to Harry A. Nottingham Park. Consultants to the Council have developed a relocation plan and developed an Estimate of Probable Costs totaling $6,300,000 for the relocation, vertical construction, site costs and demolishing of the current Town Hall. Fees for architects and engineers are estimated to range from $317,000 to $380,000. Geotechnical and other consultant costs have not yet been determined. Potential funding sources include, but are not limited to, issuance of a voter approved general obligation bond, use of certificate of participation financing, with or without voter approval, or cash funding through an appropriation from the Capital Projects Fund, General and/or Urban Renewal Funds. Private fundraising and grant research are also potential sources.

Review and Approval of the Hahnewald Barn Request for Proposals Release
At the March 13th Council meeting, Council directed Town staff to prepare Request for Proposals (RFP) for architectural and engineering services for the relocation and repurposing of the Hahnewald Barn. On March 27th, Council will review and act on the release of the RFP. Based upon the project’s Estimated Probable Cost of $6,300,000, fees for services are estimated to range from $317,000 to $380,000.

Notice of Award for Beaver Creek Boulevard Streetscape Improvements Project
Council will act to issue a Notice of Award for construction of the Beaver Creek Boulevard Streetscape Improvements Project. In 2015, the Town Council reviewed the boulevard as an important corridor for pedestrian, bike, and vehicular use. Numerous public meetings and Town Council work sessions were held to finalize the streetscape uses and beautification program. The businesses adjoining Beaver Creek Boulevard from Lake Street to Christie Lodge in partnership with the Town, donated right-of-way easements for the improvements. The improvements will expand pedestrian walkways and build safe crossings, install bike lanes and provide landscaping. Total budget in the Capital Projects Fund is $2.85 million for the construction. The lowest qualified bid will be presented to the Town Council, with value engineering and construction alternatives.

Public Hearing on Preliminary PUD Application, Village at Avon
Council will review and act on a Preliminary PUD land use application for the Village (at Avon) PUD that would enact a series of changes to the PUD Guide for Planning Area F, a 13-acre property located at the intersection of Post Boulevard and East Beaver Creek Boulevard. The changes include an increase to density allowance, an increase to maximum allowable residential development and an increase to allowable building height for multi-family buildings.


PUBLIC COMMENT


Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and provide comment on any of the items described above. In addition, email comments may be sent to Town Clerk Debbie Hoppe at dhoppee@avon.org. Letters may be sent to POB 975 or dropped off at One Lake Street, Avon, CO 81620. Email and letters should arrive not later than 3:00 p.m. on March 27th.

The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. To view the agenda and packet materials for the March 27th Council meeting, visit www.avon.org/councilpacket. For questions, feel welcome to call (970) 748-4404.

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