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Memorandum

CITY OF DALLASDATE

January5, 2012 Trinity River Corridor Project Committee Members: Vonciel Jones Hill (Chair) Linda Koop (Vice Chair), Monica Alonzo, Scott Griggs, Angela Hunt, and Delia Jasso

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Continental Bridge & West Dallas GatewayAt the next Trinity River Corridor Project Council Committee Meeting on Monday, January 9, 2012, the attached briefing will be presented by David Whitley. This briefing will provide an overview and update on the West Dallas Gateway and Continental Bridge Conversion projects. Please contact me if you have questions.

Jill A. Jordan, P.E. Assistant City Manager

TRE TRINITYDALLAS

Attachment cc: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council Mary K. Suhm, City Manager A. C. Gonzalez, First Assistant City Manager Ryan S. Evans, Assistant City Manager Forest E. Turner, Assistant City Manager Joey Zapata, Assistant City Manager Kelly High, Director, Trinity Watershed Management Rebecca Rasor, P.E., Managing Director, Trinity River Corridor Project Paul D. Dyer, Director, Park and Recreation Theresa ODonnell, Director, Sustainable Development & Construction Stephanie Cooper, Assistant to the City Manager Council

Dallas. the City that works: diverse, vibrant, and progressive

CONTINENTAL BRIDGE & WEST DALLAS GATEWAY trinity river corridor project committee 01.09.12dallas citydesign studio 1

Provide an overview of all of the projects affiliated with the Continental Bridge conversion Review anticipated schedule and budget Outline additional next steps

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2006 Bond Program included $1.9 million for Continental Bridge and $1.8 million for the West Dallas Gateway $8 million in additional funds donated for the Continental Bridge Project Planning efforts with the community by the dallas citydesign studio defined the program for the West Dallas Gateway project to connect West Dallas to the Continental Bridge

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FLOWER GATEWAY Trefoil shade structures with vines & seating Vending areas

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PLAY AREA Shade Trees Seating Bocce Court Chess Panel Climbing Blocks Sidewalk Games

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FOUNTAIN/ MIST PLAZA Programmable Mist and Water Jets Seating Area Cooling Fog Poles

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ISLAND GARDENS Shade trees Planters Hanging vines Seating

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MEDITATION PLAZA Labyrinth

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EVENT PLAZA Shade trees Planters Seating Electrical supply

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landscaping to include 9 trees and shrubs area for parallel parking

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limits of construction on eastern end of project removable bollards no change proposed to street configuration

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landscaping to include 9 trees and shrubs area available for special event parking

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provide neighborhood access to the park and Continental Bridge

provide much-needed vehicular parking

create a plaza/gathering space

provide a strong bicycle & pedestrian connection from the bridge/plaza to adjacent development opportunities

provide for occasional vehicular access to the Continental Bridge for emergency and service vehicles

utility station/additional median enhancements as a future design opportunity for the gateway

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SEAT WALL (SPECIAL FEATURE)

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Project Budget:Continental Bridge: $9.9 million Inclusive of design/ engineering and construction West Dallas Gateway: $1.8 million Inclusive of design/ engineering and construction Total Budget: $11.7 million Available Funding: $11.7 million

Project Schedule:Bid Documents Design underway Bid Advertisement March 2012 Thoroughfare Plan Amendments March 2012 Bid Award April 2012 Construction Duration 16 months Project Opening August 2013

Project Awards for Continental Bridge:2011 Dream Award from the Greater Dallas Planning Council

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Delete Canada Drive from Singleton to Gulden from the Thoroughfare Plan, if necessary

Delete Continental Avenue from Singleton to Riverfront from the Thoroughfare Plan

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Change BeckleyCanada Connection to North Beckley Avenue

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1| CPCTransportationCommittee February2,2012 2| CityPlanCommission February16,2012 3| CityCouncil March28,2012

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