CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Richard W. Robison, Center District Supervisor

 

April 12, 2007

Staff Lead:

Department:

Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

Community Development

 

Topic:  

A Resolution to Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Supporting a Fauquier County Planning Grant Application to Achieve Comprehensive Plan Goals for Bike Path and Pedestrian Connections between the Warrenton Aquatic Center and the Fauquier County Central Sports Complex

 

Topic Description:

There are $3.24 million in funds available in statewide competitive grants through the Local and Regional Corridor Planning Grants Program and the Multimodal and Land Use Plan Development Assistance Program. The 2007 VDOT Multimodal Planning Grants submission deadline is April 13, 2007.

The Rappahannock–Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) is submitting a proposal on behalf of the Town of Warrenton and Fauquier County associated with bike path planning and implementation.  General details are presented in the Summary Staff Report below.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:

None required.

 

Summary Staff Report:

The referenced grant is for purposes of planning "Hot Bike Path Lanes" and Connections between the Town of Warrenton Aquatic Center and the Fauquier County Central Sports Complex. The grant funds will be utilized to develop more detailed plans consistent with both the County’s and the Town’s Comprehensive Plans, as well as the Fauquier County Connections Plan.  This project is consistent with the adopted Greenway Linear Park and bike path elements in the Comprehensive Plans for both jurisdictions

There is a need to plan for bike and pedestrian path linkages between the Town of Warrenton Aquatic Center located just to the west of Warrenton on Route 211 (with Fauquier High School nearby) and the +70-acre County Central Sports Complex (adjacent to the Fauquier Fairgrounds) located on Route 643. 

This joint Town/County project would develop: (1) planned and coordinated links, as well as completion of cost estimates, to existing or committed bike paths through private development from the Central Sports Complex to the Warrenton Greenway and Academy Hill Road; and (2) signage guidelines for the design and sign placements; (3) design options for bikeway crossing on Broadview Avenue; and (4) a Bicycle Touring Map Guide that will identify the safe path, sidewalk and neighborhood street routes to existing schools, parks and other public facilities and commerical areas along the routes.   

The County is committed to providing its 10% share of the local match with in-kind services (up to $10,000; staff work and assignments) for a $75,000 grant application.

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Not applicable at this time.

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