Re Master Planning Process ID: 37542

From A Better Parkville - Transparency Search Tool
prev current thread (11) next


Thanks, Brian. I will make some revisions based on your comments.

-Lauren


From: Brian Nowotny [BNOWOTNY@redacted.us ]
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:52 AM
To: Lauren Palmer
Cc: Alysen Abel; Noel Challis
Subject: RE: master planning process

Thanks for sharing this Lauren, it is very helpful to see what the City's desires are for future planning.

After reading, I agree it would be best to segregate the scope of work for the ELP/PLP riverfront nexus from the other City-wide master planning portions. Maybe call it ``Alternate A for proposal submissions? This would give us a separate cost to share, or at least the opportunity for us to tell prospective bidders how much we have to spend.

I will talk with the County Commissioners more and see if this is something they want to consider for next year's budget. Obviously a big factor in the whole effort will be a decision on the wetland restoration project. A decision on its viability (in or out) will significantly influence what planning and future development may be done at the two riverfront parks.

Brian


From: Lauren Palmer [ lpalmer@parkvillemo.gov ]
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:12 PM
To: Brian Nowotny
Cc: Alysen Abel; Noel Challis
Subject: RE: master planning process

Brian,

Thanks for your patience. Attached is a draft RFP for your review. We may still make some formatting changes, but I hope this gives you enough information to understand what we hope to achieve through the scope. Alysen and I welcome an opportunity to sit down with you or any others on your staff to hear and incorporate your input. As we discussed earlier, the City only has $40,000 budgeted for this effort. A contribution from the County would help us meet our project goals and demonstrate the ongoing partnership. I understand that any participation would be evaluated in the budget process and only available in 2016. In the interest of time, I propose going ahead with the selection process and identifying our consultant now. Perhaps we can negotiate the scope in two parts - (1) the bare minimum that we can accomplish with our existing budget and (2) the top elements we would add back in with support from the County after the first of the year.

The schedule outlined in the RFP anticipates getting approval from CLARB at the next meeting on August 12 to release the RFP. That is flexible, but a delay to September would affect the schedule on the back end.

Look forward to discussing this with you, thanks,

Lauren


From: Lauren Palmer
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 9:34 AM
To: 'Brian Nowotny'
Cc: Alysen Abel; Noel Challis
Subject: RE: master planning process

Thanks for the feedback, Brian. We will work on a draft scope of work and be in touch. I think your budget timeline will work fine. I expect this to be a two-fiscal-year project, so if we had some commitment from the County for 2016, that would be tremendous.

-Lauren


From: Brian Nowotny [ BNOWOTNY@redacted.us ]
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:24 PM
To: Lauren Palmer
Cc: Alysen Abel; Noel Challis
Subject: RE: master planning process

Lauren, we are open to continuing this discussion. In full disclosure however the County does not have anything budgeted in the current fiscal year for Platte Landing. Any specific discussion of a financial contribution towards updating the long range plan will need to go through our budgeting process. This begins in August and concludes with Commission approval in January 2016.

I would agree that developing a shared vision and plan for the confluence of PLP, ELP, Main Street, and the river is very important. Relocating the Farmers Market, ballfield #1, and potentially Grigsby Field as the City once favored are all major considerations. I understand that leadership in Parkville has changed since the original master plan was adopted for Platte Landing, along with opinion on future priorities.

Concerns about future maintenance obligations of any phase two, including the wetland project and recreational ballfields, are shared. They have existed since a phase two was conceived.......and the challenges experienced with maintaining phase one have validated them.

Perhaps a good next step would be to rough out a draft scope of work for what you'd like to accomplish. Since you are proposing to update both the City's overall park master plan and the existing plans for the riverfront areas we'll need to see how the priorities fall together.

Brian


From: Lauren Palmer [ lpalmer@parkvillemo.gov ]
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:49 PM
To: Brian Nowotny
Cc: Alysen Abel
Subject: master planning process

Brian,

We have $40,000 in our budget this year to initiate a master planning process to update the Parkville Parks Plan (aka P3 - 2008 Parks Master Plan). See link below.

http://parkvillemo.gov/download/parks/Adopted-Parkville-Parks-Plan-P3.pdf

You and I talked about this in generalities before, but now I am requesting a conversation to talk specifics. The $40,000 budget was predicated on a hope that Platte County might share in this endeavor to the tune of at least $10,000. There are many factors driving the need for a revamped plan, but the most significant is the opening of Platte Landing Park. It was a huge accomplishment for both the City and the County (and the spirit of intergovernmental partnership) to complete and open Phase 1 last year. I realize we're barely done celebrating that victory, but there are numerous questions that remain unanswered about the future of that park space, such as...

? The vision for future phases of PLP as outlined in the MOU is dated. Frankly, it's not aligned with the desires of the Parkville governing body.

? The Mayor and I expressed to you and Commissioner Roper our concerns about the wetland mitigation project and how it dovetails with the long-term development/maintenance needs in the park.

? The Vision Downtown Parkville plan calls for the relocation of the Farmer's Market which will likely impact ball field #1 of ELP. There has been discussion of adding tennis courts on the west side of ELP. The future of the west side of English Landing Park cannot be determined in a vacuum. We need to think comprehensively about the entire riverfront and how PLP and ELP integrate across Main St.

We're ready to move forward and draft an RFQ/P to identify a consultant team to help us with this process. I would really like to have the County on board, financially or otherwise. I have the beginnings of a scope of work in my head, but nothing concrete, and I'm certainly keen to hear your input. Can we discuss this more at your convenience and figure out how Platte County will be involved?

Thanks,

Lauren

Lauren Palmer, ICMA-CM

City Administrator

City of Parkville

8880 Clark Avenue

Parkville, MO 64152

816-741-xxxx

lpalmer@parkvillemo.gov