Euclid City Council Authorizes Contract to Prepare for 2017 Construction on Euclid’s Waterfront
Euclid’s vision to provide unprecedented public waterfront access, habitat enhancements and upland stability is moving closer to reality.
On Monday, December 19th Euclid’s City Council authorized Mayor Holzheimer Gail to enter into a contract agreement with design and engineering consultant SmithGroupJJR (SGJJR) for the next phase of the Waterfront Improvements Plan. The move was recommended by the Waterfront Steering Committee, which includes Council members Charlene Mancuso and Daryl Langman.
A public City Planning Committee meeting led by Ward IV Councilman Kristian Jarosz was held the prior week and featured a presentation by landscape architect Jason Stangland of SGJJR. Jason reviewed recent progress - including the submission of permit documents to the required regulatory agencies - and provided an outline of the cost and scope of work in the next contract phase, which prepares the City of Euclid for construction of the central shoreline in summer 2017.
The central shoreline improvements include a three-quarter mile multipurpose trail along the shoreline moving east from Sims Park to City-owned property just west of Normandy Towers will set an unprecedented example of public access for communities across Lake Erie. Engineered offshore rock structures to improve wave action and sediment flow and revetments to protect the upland continue until just past the location of a future marina, where a sand “paddle-craft beach” will be created to launch kayaks, canoes and other small craft into Lake Erie.
The cost of the new contract with SGJJR is not to exceed $676,000 to provide further data collection, host public and document review meetings, prepare 100% complete construction documents for the entire central shoreline and provide bid phase assistance including contractor bid review and the awarding of a construction contract. The contract also includes technical assistance to assist the City in project advocacy and funding support.
Further updates and detailed information on the project, a .PDF copy of the December 12th 2016 presentation as well as a new 3-D video rendering can be viewed on the City of Euclid’s website at http://www.cityofeuclid.com/community/development/EuclidWaterfrontImprovementsPlan.
For more information feel free to contact Allison Lukacsy, Community Projects Manager at (216) 289-8160 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allison Lukacsy-Love is the Community Projects Manager at the City of Euclid. You can reach her at (216) 289-8160 or by email at email@example.com