Collier County
FL

Action Item
10436

Recommendation to authorize staff to utilize $199,674 from the Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone Trust Fund for a Golden Gate Parkway Complete Street Study and authorize the necessary budget amendments.

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Department:Capital Project Planning, Impact Fees, and Program ManagementSponsors:
Category:16.A Consent Agenda-Growth Management Dept

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Executive Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Recommendation to authorize staff to utilize $199,674 from the Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone Trust Fund for a Golden Gate Parkway Complete Street Study and authorize the necessary budget amendments.

    

 

OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the current and future traffic within the Golden Gate Parkway Corridor between Santa Barbara Boulevard and Collier Boulevard and to identify and evaluate potential phased improvements within the corridor to correspond with the Golden Gate City Vision. 

CONSIDERATION:  At the November 13, 2018, Board of County Commissioners (Board) meeting, the Board adopted Ordinance # 2018-056, which created the Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone to facilitate economic development by establishing an Economic Development Plan and Trust Fund.  The trust funds may be used for economic development activities, including but not limited to developing or improving local infrastructure.  One of the provisions of the Ordinance is establishment of an Advisory Board, which among other duties, would provide recommendations to the Board for funding through the Trust Fund.  To date, this advisory board has not been established; therefore, staff is seeking authorization directly from the Board for expenditure of Trust Funds.

At the September 22, 2019, Board meeting, the Board adopted amendments to the Golden Gate Area Master Plan Element.  This element discourages land uses along Golden Gate Parkway and within the Activity Center that impedes pedestrian activity and is solely auto-oriented.  Staff intends to initiate a master planning effort to integrate people and place in the planning of the roadway improvements.  The existing roadway is not conducive to encouraging development dependent on multi-modal transportation options.  The goal is to ensure the roadway is safe for people of all ages and abilities, balances the needs of the different modes and ultimately supports and provides the infrastructure for the vision of the Golden Gate Master Plan, which encourages multi-modal development. The final product will provide an infrastructure phasing plan to implement improvements required to support the development and redevelopment efforts along Golden Gate Parkway from Santa Barbara Boulevard to Collier Boulevard.

FISCAL IMPACT:  A budget amendment is necessary to move $199,674 from Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone Fund (782) reserves to the operating expense budget to pay for the proposed study.  Source of funds is tax increment financing dedicated to economic development activities in the Golden Gate City area.

 

GROWTH MANAGEMENT IMPACT: This item is consistent with Golden Gate Area Master Plan Element of the Growth Management Plan. 

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS: This item has been reviewed by the County Attorney.  By approving this item, the Board is finding that the Golden Gate Parkway Complete Street Study will assist in enhancing the economic development of the Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone.  With that finding, this item is approved as to form and legality and requires majority vote for approval.  -JAK 

RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board authorizes staff to utilize up to $199,674 from the Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone Trust Fund for a Golden Gate Parkway Complete Street Study, and to authorize the associated budget amendment.

Prepared by: Trinity Scott, Capital Project Planning, Impact Fees and Program Management Division

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