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    5. 2.    
Park and Recreation Commission
Meeting Date: 01/11/2018  
By: Mark Riverblood, Engineering/Public Works

Information
Title:
Recommend Developing a Schematic Design-level Plan for the Lake Itasca Greenway
Purpose/Background:
In 2015, the City refined concept plans for the as yet undeveloped parks in The COR, and this plan, referred to as The Parks and Public Realm Framework, was essentially ratified as part of The COR Interim Development Plan.  This planning document outlined a plan for the Lake Itasca Greenway, connecting The COR to the future Lake Itasca Community Park.

During the community discussion on the proposed Planned Unit Development called Northfork Meadows (2017, that was not approved), it became apparent that more detail and planning work would be very useful for the proposed greenway.  Therefore, Staff is requesting Commission support for developing the Lake Itasca Greenway to the schematic design level.

Staff is presently investigating this planning opportunity through the Resilient Communities Program through the University of Minnesota, and may know what is available in the next few weeks. (Draft Scope of Work attached—the relevant portion of these notes are highlighted).  Additionally, there is a greenway project that is approved through RCP that has design elements that relate to the Lake Itasca Greenway in a more macro way, via a Story Map project for the larger, Circle of Ramsey.  The Scope of Work agreement for that project is attached, for your information.  Examples of Story Maps are here:  https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/  (may have to copy and paste this link)

 
Notification:


 
Observations/Alternatives:


 
Funding Source:
No funding is authorized as part of this case.

 
Recommendation:
Staff recommends the Commission support investigating opportunities to develop the proposed Lake Itasca Greenway to the schematic design level.

 
Action:
Motion to approve the Lake Itasca Greenway as a priority for planning purposes, and develop schematic design-level plans.

 

Attachments
COR Parks Plan
Lake Itasca Greenway Exbt_NF Meadows
Potential SOW_schematic design
SOW_Story Map

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Grant Riemer Grant Riemer 01/05/2018 02:24 PM
Form Started By: Mark Riverblood Started On: 01/05/2018 12:41 PM
Final Approval Date: 01/05/2018

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