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File #: 17-0341   
Type: Report to Council Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/11/2017
Title: New Public Park at 936 East Duane Avenue (Information Only)
Attachments: 1. Vicinity Map, 2. Park Design, 3. Council Policy 7.3.23
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
New Public Park at 936 East Duane Avenue (Information Only)

Report
BACKGROUND
As part of the conditions of approvals for The Vale, a residential development project located at 915 DeGuigne Drive and 936 E. Duane Avenue (Report to Planning Commission No. 15-1072), the developer was required to construct a 0.8 acre public park (Attachment 1- Vicinity Map). The public park will be located at 936 E. Duane Avenue (corner of Duane and DeGuigne). The park design was completed through a community process, including three public meetings held on September 17, 2014, July 27, 2015 and January 18, 2017, and was reviewed and approved by the City as part of the development approvals. All park improvements will be constructed by the developer at no cost to the City.

The Parks and Recreation Commission were provided an Information Only Report (17-0207) as part of their agenda of March 8, 2017. There were no comments or questions from the Commission.

EXISTING POLICY
General Plan, Chapter 3, Land Use and Transportation-Open Space, Goal LT-8
Adequate and Balanced Open Space - Provide and maintain adequate and balanced open space and recreation facilities for the benefit of maintaining a healthy community based on community needs and the ability of the City to finance, construct, maintain and operate these facilities now and in the future.

DISCUSSION
The park will buffer the new residential development along the western and southern boundary. An open, passive lawn area runs from the two intersecting streets and will also include installation of hardscape with playground equipment positioned towards the center of the park site with a half basketball court (Attachment 2 - Park Design). The improvements that are included in the new park will be complementary to Swegles Park, located about 330 feet to the southeast. In a sense, they are intended to function as one facility. The park is scheduled to open in fall 2017, however, the schedule is depe...

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