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Project #107 - Broadway - Euclid to Country Club (Road Improvement)

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Location
Broadway Blvd between Euclid and County Club  
Status
In Planning  
Total Estimated Project Cost
$71,340,000.00  
Expenditures to Date Through 4/30/2015
$7,512,286.00  
Estimated date of completion as of 11/14/2012
7/31/2017  
Project Contact
Beth Abramovitz (837-6656)  

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Description
Widen roadway to six travel lanes, two transit lanes, and a raised median. Improvements will also include curb, sidewalk, street lighting, bike lanes, and landscaping.

This project is included in the Regional Transportation Authority 20-year plan.

For additional information visit: Broadway Boulevard Project Website  
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Designation(s)
City of Tucson, Street Work, Capital Improvement Project  
Last Update
5/18/2015  

Project #107 - Status

18-May-15 In planning.
14-Apr-15 March 19 & 26, 2015 - In a series of two meetings, the CTF was able to review the staff-recommended alignment and a new alignment presented by Gene Caywood, a retired transportation planner, and assisted by HDR project team engineer Mike Johnson. The CTF unanimously approved the new alignment, which illustrates only 2 known demolitions. The CTF also provided guidance for design modifications as the project moves forward. This information will be presented for public review at the April 23 Open House.

18-Mar-15 No status report provided this month.
13-Feb-15 Project is in technical design phase, developing the Design Concept Report and 15%-30% Drawings.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Feb. 4-6, 2015 - Meetings with the members of the TAC were held to review a draft refined alignment influenced by Task Force recommendations. Issues were discussed with representatives from TDOT, Environmental Services, Fire, Police, Real Estate, PAG/RTA, OIP, Economic Initiatives, PDSD, UA, and TUSD. Some refinements to design are being made as a result.

A revised alignment will be shared with TAC members and upon agreement, will be released to the Citizens Task Force and to the general public.
13-Jan-15 Project is in technical design phase, developing the Design Concept Report and 15%-30% Drawings.

Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF)
- Meetings with the Task Force are more infrequent as technical design of the roadway ramps up. Notice of the next meeting, once scheduled, will be made via the project listserv. People can subscribe by emailing broadway@tucsonaz.gov.

Stakeholder Agency Reviews
- 12/1/14 RTA TMC Meeting - Review of Mayor and Council approved 6-Lane Including Transit cross section and alignment and funding agreement; request for recommendation to RTA Board
- 12/11/14 RTA Board Meeting - Funding agreement approval and acceptance of 6-lane design
09-Dec-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF)
- Meetings with the Task Force are more infrequent as technical design of the roadway ramps up. Notice of the next meeting, once scheduled, will be made via the project listserv. People can subscribe by emailing broadway@tucsonaz.gov.

Stakeholder Agency Reviews
- 12/1/14 RTA TMC Meeting - Review of Mayor and Council approved 6-Lane Including Transit cross section and alignment and funding agreement; request for recommendation to RTA Board
- 12/11/14 RTA Board Meeting - Funding agreement approval (see 11/18/14 info above).
05-Nov-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF)

Meetings with the Task Force are more infrequent as technical design of the roadway ramps up. Notice of the next meeting, once scheduled, will be made via the project listserv. People can subscribe by emailing broadway@tucsonaz.gov.

Stakeholder Agency Reviews:

11/4/14 RTA CART Committee - A brief presentation updating the CART members of the project progress.

11/18/14 Mayor and Council Regular Meeting, Consent Agenda - Funding agreement approval with RTA. $2.5 Million for next phase on project, with $1.5 Million from RTA and $1 Million of scheduled City Impact Fees.

12/11/14 RTA Board Meeting - Funding agreement approval (see 11/18/14 info above).
09-Oct-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
10/9/14 Mayor and Council Meeting Presentation regarding their Majority/Minority Recommendations regarding the Broadway alignment. Ten of 13 members have recommended an alignment to move forward for further refinement and technical design. Mayor and Council is being asked to support this recommendation, and to support requesting additional funds from RTA to fund the project design and some Right-of-Way activities.

10/23/14 CTF Meeting, 5:30, at Child & Family Resources. The agenda will allow discussion of the Mayor and Council meeting results, next steps, and further discussion/work regarding the alignment. It is anticipated that the next CTF meeting may not be held for a few months while technical design activities begin that can inform the alignment refinements.

Stakeholder Agency Reviews:
Funding is needed to move forward with project design and Right-of-Way activities, and upon decision by Mayor and Council, it is anticipated that a funding request will require review/recommendation by RTA Committees such as the RTA CART Committee. The RTA Board is responsible for approval of funding agreements.

Outreach
9/25/14 - Broadmoor Broadway Village Neighborhood Association
10/4/14 - Tucson Transit Task Force
10/8/14 - Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission
12-Sep-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
- August 2014 Meetings: Three meetings were held with the Task Force in an effort to obtain an initial recommendation for the Corridor Development Concept. The Task Force was not able to come to consensus; however, a report will be provided to the Mayor and Council that shares the majority and minority views.

Outreach:
- Aug. 20 Pedestrian Advisory Committee Presentation
- Sept. 8 Transit Task Force Presentation (cancelled due to weather)
11-Aug-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
7/17 Meeting: The CTF met on July 17 and decided to pursue designing a 6-lane roadway that could get community support. The 4-lane was "tabled". Variations of where the roadway might weave were discussed; the number of variations will be reduced as the Task Force hones in on designs that they could recommend, and refinements will likely be made. Three meetings will be held in August to allow the Task Force to get closer to a roadway design and other recommendations for Mayor and Council consideration.

Outreach:
7/24 and 7/31 Property and Business Owner Meetings: Two meetings were held for property and business owners directly on Broadway to provide information about the project, share variations under consideration by the Task Force, to introduce people to City staff that may help answer some of their questions. Participants were appreciative of the sessions and the ability to ask questions and get answers. Many requested more meetings be held with the same format and information, and ability to let property owners and business owners talk more about possible ways to address issues they face, such as parking and access.
09-Jul-14 Outreach:
June Open House: An Open House was held on June 12, 2014, at Sabbar Shrine Hall, 450 S. Tucson Blvd., from 5-8pm. Approximately 250+ people attended. Public input is being compiled from the event and will be presented to the Citizen Task Force (CTF) at their next meeting, 7/17/14.
13-Jun-14 No status provided.
14-May-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF)
Intensive meetings held in February and March resulted in a variety of data being presented, analyzed, and recommendations made. The CTF recommended:
- Table the 6+2T design option for now due to low performance and high costs;
- Revise/refine the 4-lane and 6-/4+2T drawings for the next meeting;
- Create options (vignettes) for alignment placements at "pinch points"/"inspiration points";
- Illustrate ways in which transit infrastructure that could support local bus and future high capacity could be designed/built.

April 30, 2014 meeting reviewed the first of the options for alignment placements and narrowing of the roadway width at pinch points. Also, recommendations from the TAC - to be presented at the 5/6/14 Mayor and Council meeting - were discussed. CTF provided a recommendation for Mayor and Council to consider.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
4/2/2014 workshop of the TAC resulted in discussion of the different alternatives under consideration and their different performances. Recommendations, and concerns about funding viability of design options moving further into design, were documented and presented to the Mayor and Council at a May 6, 2014 Study Session.
11-Apr-14 No status provided.
18-Mar-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF)
- The Broadway Citizens Task Force met for a series of intensive working meetings on the following dates:
Tuesday, 2/25, 5:30-8:30pm, Child & Family Resources, 2800 E. Broadway
Thursday, 2/27, 5:30-8:30pm, 177 N. Church Ave, 1st Floor Conf. Room
Thursday, 3/6, 5:30-8:30pm, 201 N. Stone, Basement Conf. Room
Friday, 3/7, 3-6pm, 201 N. Stone, Basement Conf. Room

The CTF achieved consensus on the following items:
- Move forward with a hybrid of each of a 4 lane and a 6 lane street design concept for further analysis to take to the public meeting to gain feedback. (Hybrid refers to mixing approaches of minimizing impacts to properties to one side of the roadway or the other, and minimizing impacts to buildings - which may mean impacting both sides of the roadway.)
- Create design vignettes for how to address challenging areas identified by the CTF members.
- Illustrate possible infrastructure that can be built for transit in the 6-lane.
- Take the 6-lane, plus 2 dedicated transit lanes (6+2T) off the table for further analysis now.

The next meeting is not yet scheduled, but may occur during the last week of April.

Technical Advisory Committee
A group of internal technical agency staff and the project team will continue to meet to address design progress and issues. Key issues that will be addressed with this committee in coming months include:

Property Impacts & Economic Vitality
- South/North Property Impact Risks
- Parking Options: On-Street and Off-Street
- Potential for Reuse of Structures and Land
- Definition of Economic Framework (to measure the Economic Vitality of the different roadway alternatives)

Street Design & Transportation
- Intersection Type
- Transit Options
- Efficiency of Streetscape Improvements
- Universal Design Treatments
- Potential for Traffic to Redistribute

Updates: to Mayor and Council - 4/23/14
An update is scheduled for the April 23, 2014 M&C meeting to provide an update on the project status and to obtain input.

Outreach:
- March 13, 2014 Community Brainstorm/Discussion re: Post-Demolition Site Treatment for 2419 E. Broadway (Panda Buffet). A UA class, working with experienced facilitators from the Center for Community Dialogue, organized and ran this meeting. Citizens and staff will meet to discuss the ideas and costs, and refine fundable/buildable projects tha
07-Feb-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force:
The Broadway Citizens Task Force met on 2/6 and received information regarding Universal Design/ADA Compliance, and approaches to mitigating need to acquire properties from impacts to parking and access created by improved roadway designs.

The CTF will meet for a series of intensive meetings on the following dates:
Tuesday, 2/25, 5:30-8:30pm, Child & Family Resources, 2800 E. Broadway
Thursday, 2/27, 5:30-8:30 pm, TBD
Thursday, 3/6, 5:30-8:30 pm, TBD
Friday, 3/7, 3-6 pm, TBD

The meeting locations will be confirmed in the coming weeks. The meetings will present roadway alignment concepts for 4-lane, 4-lane plus 2-transit lane, 6-lane, and 6-lane plus 2 transit lane options, with related data and studies. The outcome of the meetings will be to: 1) allow the CTF to narrow down alignment concepts they want to take into further development, 2) Obtain refinements to the concepts and information to take to the public meeting planned in May 2014, 3) refine and confirm Vision and Goals, performance measures, and other related decision-making components.

Outreach:
February-April, 2014 - Public Process to be conducted related to the approved demolition of 2419 E. Broadway (Panda Buffet). A UA class will use the public process to obtain input on site treatment, post-demo, for 2419 E. Broadway. Efforts have begun to coordinate the process. At least 1 public meeting will be held to identify what the community would support for treatment. The project has a budget of $9,000-$10,000 and treatments should be temporary, in that they would not prohibit future reuse/development on the property.

Technical Advisory Committee:
A group of internal City staff, staff from RTA and Pima County, and the project team will continue to meet to address design progress and issues. Key issues that will be addressed with this committee in coming months include:

Property Impacts & Economic Vitality:
South/North Property Impact Risks
Parking Options: On-Street and Off-Street
Potential for Reuse of Structures and Land
Definition of Economic Framework (to measure the Economic Vitality of the different roadway alternatives)

Street Design & Transportation:
Intersection Type
Transit Options
Efficiency of Streetscape Improvements
Universal Design Treatments
Potential for Traffic to Redistribut
14-Jan-14 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
The Broadway Citizens Task Force will meet on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Child & Family Resources, 2800 E. Broadway, at 5:30pm. The meeting will include presentations about the historic significance of the project area, local business support and programs, the initial draft of the Economic Development white paper by Economic & Planning Systems, the Broadway Volvo Site Redevelopment Opportunity, and an update on the progress of developing the initial corridor concepts for presentation at a February design charrette.

Intra-/ Inter-agency Communication Efforts:
February 4, 2014 Mayor and Council Study Session - Proposed Demolition of 2419 E. Broadway: Time has been reserved to provide information to Mayor and Council regarding a proposed demolition of 2419 E. Broadway, formerly Panda Buffet restaurant, and to request approval to proceed. Vandalism and safety issues have resulted in the proposal to tear down the building. A meeting at Ward 6 on 12/13/13 resulted in creating a public process to envision what the future treatment of the site could be, post-demolition, with the community. A Brainstorming Session will be held on 1/15/14 to consider what possibilities exist with the identified budget of $9,000-$10,000. These possibilities will be sketched and presented at a future community meeting to discuss.

Technical Advisory Committee meetings:
A group of internal City staff, staff from RTA and Pima County, and the project team will continue to meet to address design progress and issues. Key issues that will be addressed with this committee in coming months include:

Property Impacts & Economic Vitality
South/North Property Impact Risks
Parking Options: On-Street and Off-Street
Potential for Reuse of Structures and Land
Definition of Economic Framework (to measure the Economic Vitality of the different roadway alternatives)

Street Design & Transportation
Intersection Type
Transit Options
Efficiency of Streetscape Improvements
Universal Design Treatments
Potential for Traffic to Redistribute
11-Dec-13 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
- The Broadway Citizens Task Force met on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Child & Family Resources, 2800 E. Broadway, at 5:30pm. The meeting included discussion of parking and access issues that are key to the design of the roadway and potential approaches for solutions; a presentation by Economic & Planning Systems (EPS) regarding a real estate economics study they will be performing in the coming months; and an update on the team's progress in analyzing selected alternatives.

Intra-/ Inter-agency Communication Efforts:
- December-January: Project updates to stakeholders, including Mayor and Council, RTA CART, and Pima County (tbd), as well as other public bodies and outside stakeholder groups.
- December 4: Overview/update with the City Manager and Executive Leadership Team.

Technical Advisory Committee meetings: A group of internal City staff, staff from RTA and Pima County, and the project team will continue to meet to address design progress and issues. Key issues that will be addressed with this committee in coming months include:

Property Impacts & Economic Vitality
- South/North Property Impact Risks
- Parking Options: On-Street and Off-Street
- Potential for Reuse of Structures and Land
- Definition of Economic Framework (to measure the Economic Vitality of the different roadway alternatives)

Street Design & Transportation
- Intersection Type
- Transit Options
- Efficiency of Streetscape Improvements
- Universal Design Treatments
- Potential for Traffic to Redistribute
15-Nov-13 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):

Charrette #2: Mon., October 21 and Thursday, October 24, 5:30-8:30pm: Results from the September 26 public meeting provided to CTF for consideration and discussion. CTF endorsed project team's recommended approach to next segment of work.

The project team will be doing initial detailed design drawings of 4-Lane and 6+2T-Lane configurations, which will be run through modeling and analyzed for certain performance measures. Additionally, rough sketch level analysis will be done for 4+2T-Lane and 6-Lane configurations. This data and analysis will be provided to the Task Force in early 2014 for review and consideration, and the CTF will be asked to help the team select/refine configurations for another level of analysis. The ultimate goal of this segment of work will be to run analysis on viable options, and present initial recommendations to the public in late spring of initial corridor designs.

Technical Advisory Committee meetings: A group of internal City staff, staff from RTA and Pima County, and the project team convened for a two meetings (10/25, 11/4) to discuss design progress and issues.

Key issues that will be addressed with this committee in coming months include:
Property Impacts & Economic Vitality
- South/North Property Impact Risks
- Parking Options: On-Street and Off-Street
- Potential for Reuse of Structures and Land
- Definition of Economic Framework (to measure the Economic Vitality of the different roadway alternatives)

Street Design & Transportation
- Intersection Type
- Transit Options
- Efficiency of Streetscape Improvements
- Universal Design Treatments
- Potential for Traffic to Redistribute
10-Oct-13 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):

Thursday, September 26, 6-8:30pm: Public Meeting #3 was held at Sabbar Shrine Hall, 450 S. Tucson Blvd. 216 people signed in as attendees. Small group activities were held to obtain input on performance measures important to them, and what alternative street widths should be taken into further study.

Additionally, the themes of discussions and tensions were also collected from the group discussions. About 40 volunteers contributed their time and help to facilitate and record the small group discussions.

Friday, September 27, 8:30am-10:30am: About 30 business owners and commercial property owners attended an open house the next day to allow for one-on-one discussions with staff from RTA MainStreet, City of Tucson Real Estate Office and Economic Initiatives Office. A brief presentation was provided and about 45 minutes devoted to questions and answers.
05-Sep-13 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
The CTF met on August 22 to discuss materials planned for the September 26, 2013 public meeting.

Intra-/ Inter-agency Communication Efforts:
None for August.
05-Aug-13 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
The CTF met on July 25 to discuss revisions to materials resulting from the May 2013 planning charrette meetings. The goal is to prepare items for presentation to the public at a community-wide meeting on September 26, 2013, for their input and comment. The CTF requested revisions, which will be discussed at the August 22 meeting.

Intra-/ Inter-agency Communication Efforts:
July 31: Update presentation at July 31 RTA CART Committee meeting; Committee members discussed their opinions about the project process, defining functionality, and compliance issues with implementing the Plan.
15-Jul-13 Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF):
The CTF met on June 20 to discuss results of the May 2013 planning charrette meetings. The goal is to prepare items for presentation to the public at a community-wide meeting in September (tentatively 9/5/13), for their input and comment. The CTF requested revisions, which will be discussed at the July 25 meeting.

Intra-/ Inter-agency Communication Efforts:
No presentations were given during the month of June.
07-Jun-13 Broadway Citizens Task Force
The Citizens Task Force held three meetings as part of a planning charrette in May on 5/21, 5/23, and 5/30. The results of the meeting were a set of initial cross-section concepts, draft performance measures by which to analyze the cross-sections, and an initial assessment of the cross-section concepts' performance.

More discussion and analysis with the Task Force of the cross-section concepts and the initial performance assessment will be undertaken at the June 20 meeting.

The goal is to prepare these items for presentation to the public at a community-wide meeting in September (tentatively 9/5/13), for their input and comment.

Intra-/ Inter-agency Communication Efforts


A project update was provided to each of the following committees. No formal comment was requested at this time from these bodies, only questions, comments, and feedback. These presentations are designed to help keep the bodies informed of the project progress.
- 5/16: RTA Technical/Management Committee (T/MC)
- 5/22: RTA Citizens Accountability for Regional Transportation (CART) Committee - project update
07-May-13 Planning & Design work continues.
The Citizens Task Force continues to hold regular meetings, open to the public. Last meeting was held on April 18, 2013.

Joseph Maher, Jr., AIA, is the new replacement appointment from the Planning Commission on the Citizens Task Force, selected at the Planning Commission's April 3 meeting.

RTA MainStreet Business Assistance program continues outreach along corridor to area businesses.

The project technical team is identifying staff from all project funding/sponsoring agencies, most specifically City of Tucson, to help discuss/address issues raised through the public process to date.

Inter-agency communication efforts are ramping up. Updates and information to different bodies of the funding/sponsoring agencies (City of Tucson, RTA, Pima County) are being scheduled throughout the calendar year.
08-Apr-13 Planning & Design work continues.

The Citizens Task Force continues to hold regular meetings, open to the public. Last meeting was held on March 21, 2013.

The Planning Commission representative on the Task Force resigned, requiring that the Planning Commission select a new representative to appoint to the Citizens Task Force. This selection is expected to occur at the April 3, 2013 meeting.

RTA MainStreet Business Assistance program continues outreach along corridor to area businesses.

The project technical team is identifying staff from all project funding/sponsoring agencies, most specifically City of Tucson, to help discuss/address issues raised through the public process to date.

Inter-agency communication efforts are ramping up. The project team is identifying upcoming meeting dates in order to schedule updates and request/present important information about the project design discussions to different bodies of the funding/sponsoring agencies (City of Tucson, RTA, Pima County).
06-Mar-13 The Task Force also had a regularly scheduled meeting on February 7, 2013.

It is estimated that approx. 150 people attended the Project Progress Report and Community Input Event held on February 28, 2013, from 6-8:30 p.m. Task Force members and project team provided information to attending public about the project work completed to date, answered questions, and took in comments. Input received is being transcribed and compiled into one document, which will be provided in a draft format at the next Task Force meeting.

RTA MainStreet Business Assistance program continued outreach along corridor.

The next regularly scheduled Citizens Task Force meeting is March 21, 2013.
08-Feb-13 Citizens Task Force meeting held January 17, 2013.
Project overview presentation to RTA CART Committee provided on January 22, 2013.

RTA MainStreet Business Assistance program continued outreach along corridor.

RTA CART = Regional Transportation Authority Citizens Accountability for Regional Transportation
02-Jan-13 The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board approved the Intergovernmental Government Agreement at 12/6/2012 meeting, reallocating funding originally obtained from RTA for Right-of-Way acquisition into funding for the current planning & design phase.

Outreach by RTA MainStreet Business Assistance Program to businesses and property owners continues.

Meeting dates scheduled through June 2013 are available online at www.tucsonaz.gov/broadway.
03-Dec-12 Planning and design, and public participation, underway. Final outcome of this phase will be a Design Concept Report and Initial 15% Plans (construction drawings).
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board meets on Thursday, Dec. 6, and will also vote on the Inter-Governmental Agreement.
Outreach by the RTA MainStreet Business Assistance Program to businesses and property owners is underway.

Upcoming Citizens Task Force meetings: Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30-8:30pm, at 2800 E. Broadway. (Meeting dates scheduled through June 2013 are available online at www.tucsonaz.gov/broadway.)

Public Open House/Workshop expected in February, either on the 7th or the 21st. Details are not yet finalized.
14-Nov-12 Planning and design, and public participation, began in earnest in June 2012.

A 13-member Citizens Task Force meets monthly to provide input and recommendations to the project technical team, and will meet for the next 18-24 months in order to develop a design concept report and initial 15% plans.

On Nov. 7, the Mayor and Council approved an IGA that would reallocate $1,979,000 in funds that the COT already received from the RTA for Right-of-Way acquisition to fund project management, planning, and design activities.

The RTA Board meets on Thursday, Dec. 6, and will also vote on the IGA.

Upcoming Citizens Task Force meetings: Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30-8:30pm, at 2800 E. Broadway; and, Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30-8:30pm, also at 2800 E. Broadway. (Meeting dates scheduled through June 2013 are available online at www.tucsonaz.gov/broadway.)

Outreach by the RTA MainStreet Business Assistance Program to businesses and property owners has begun.

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