CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 Meeting Date:

William G. Downey, Scott District Supervisor

November 8, 2007

Staff Lead:

Department:

Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

 

Community Development

Topic:

A Resolution Authorizing Initiation of New Baltimore Service District Impact Fee Project and the Funding Source

 

Topic Description:

Background Information:

At the September 13, 2007 work session, staff briefed the Board of Supervisors on transportation impact fee process and requirement changes resulting from the recent enactment of HB 3202.  It was also recommended that the Board consider adding the New Baltimore Service District (NBSD) to the list of impact fee study areas.  The study requires technical development of transportation impact fees for essential improvements to Route 600 (between and including its intersections with U.S. 15/29 and Route 215) and Brookside Parkway (added 3rd and 4th lane from Riley Road to Rt. 215).

Project Outline & Cost:

Considerable work has already been completed toward this study through traffic impact analyses (TIA) for Cross Creek and HS3 (Kettle Run High School).  However, additional work needs to be completed pursuant to the enabling legislation.  The Board directed staff to have its transportation consultant identify a work scope and fee proposal, for example, to:  (a)  complete the SYNCHRO analysis for the NBSD, including an existing conditions and a 20-year forecast; (b) identify level of service (LOS) for key intersections, with planned improvements; (c) develop, in conjunction with staff and VDOT, the costs for right-of-way and easement acquisition, design and construction for the Route 600 and Brookside Parkway improvements not proffered for completion by developments; and (d) prepare a proposed impact fee for residential and non-residential use categories for a designated transportation impact fee area. 

The MCV Associates estimate for this outlined effort is not to exceed $30,000.

Recommendations:

The recommended funding source for this consultant cost is the New Baltimore Transportation Fund.  This fund currently includes proffered cash contributions from Brookside and Vint Hill and presently totals $905,416.  If implemented, transportation impact fees could be used to supplement other funding sources being utilized to construct road improvements resulting from the effects of new development.   For example, these fees along with the NBSD Transportation Fund and VDOT revenue sharing could become excellent funding combinations for completing improvements essential for Route 600 and the Brookside Parkway and not being completed through the development community or the VDOT 6-Year Plan.

Recommendations: (a) Direct staff and MCV Associates, Inc. to complete the SYNCHRO Analysis for the NBSD and develop proposed transportation impact fees for Board of Supervisors consideration; and (b) Authorize up to $30,000 of proffered cash contributions to be used from the New Baltimore Transportation Fund (Brookside/Vint Hill) for this specified project.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

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

Department of Community Development
Department of Finance

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