Summary of 91st Street Bike Pedestrian Trail Improvements

Overland Park

Contact Information

Organization: Overland Park
Contact person: Michael Burton
Title: Parks Project Coordinator
Phone: 9134842491
Organization address: 11921 HARDY STREET
  OVERLAND PARK, KS    66219

General Information

G8.1 Project title: 91st Street Bike Pedestrian Trail Improvements
G8.2 Project description: The scope of work includes It is now possible to connect With the recent development and redevelopment of the Gateway 2000 shopping area. occurring
G8.3 Project contact: Greg Ruether, Director of Parks Services
11921 Hardy Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Recreation Trails
G2. Funding Stream: STP TAP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Kansas
G5. Project county: 1. Johnson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Johnson County
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: The 91st street trail is critical to the overall trail linkage plan for Overland Park. We currently have areas in the 91st street corridor that have no sidewalk in place. In addition the current 4-6 sidewalks are too small in width to accommodate both pedestrians and bicyclists. The new trail will add ten foot sidewalks and fill in the missing links. This will provide a much needed connection for the surrounding neighborhoods so they can take advantage of the immense redevelopment that is occuring along the entire corridor.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
91st Street
Nall Avenue
Lowell Avenue
G10. Functional Classification: Not Applicable
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: Not started
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? No
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? No
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: The new trail will be used extensively by disadvantaged by providing improved access to bus transit, new and existing retail, parks, restaurants, office parks and new housing opportunities with the recent development of the mixed use projects Promontory and Meadowbrook. Current residents along the trail living in the surrounding apartments or residential will have new opportunities to walk, bike or use the transit system to their place of employment. This connection will allow residents to have viable employment without the need for a vehicle, reducing emissions and their carbon footprint. The trail will also provide an excellent recreational use to promote exercise and well being.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The City of Overland Park through a comprehensive Park Master plan in 2012. The plan focuses on areas of Overland Park that had pedestrian barriers which limit the access of our citizens to have reasonable access to the parks and recreations sites. In addition, the connectivity to other surrounding parks were limited. The plan identified the missing link between Cherokee Park and 91st street and Antioch. The City will be providing that connection this year. It will run west from Cherokee Park along west 91st and connect to the existing ten foot wide trail at 91st and Antioch.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: We will work closely with the property owners and local businesses along the corridor to acquire the needed right-of-way and work with current and future developers and or contractors to accommodate and enhance their connectivity. We will hold community meetings, use social media platforms to allow for public access to drawings and provide feedback for a transparent design process. The city will work to minimize the construction areas as much as possible.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living---Age in Place---Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets---Diverse Housing Types--- Energy Efficient Buildings & Sites-----------Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods---Natural Resources Protection---Optimize Parking---Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- --------Retail/Rooftop Relationships------- Transit-Ready Corridors----Unique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The 91st street project is currently situated in the middle of a redevelopment boom. The developers along with the city are creating an enduring environment. With the new additions of the multi use Promontory development which contains over four hundred new apartment units, green space, improved parking areas and over one hundred and fifty thousand square feet of new and redeveloped commercial and retail which directly impacts the new trail corridor on the north. Also the new Meadowbrook project (directly east of Nall SE corner) on the far east end which will provide a diverse amount of housing types from single family residential to apartments. It will include a new park with over three miles of walking trails, destination playground, senior fitness, open space, and an activity center for childhood development. The easternmost portion trail will also connect to Somerset Drive (91st street) which leads directly into downtown Prairie Village.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
This project will maximize mobility and access to the surrounding activity centers by providing uninterrupted pedestrian and bicycle connection for the 981st street corridor. It will incorporate improved traffic crossings, including ADA accessible ramps at each intersection location. The enhanced trail will provide better access to public transit, churches, office, retail, grocery and destination shopping districts. It will promote the health and wellbeing of the surrounding community by providing access to multiple parks, transit stops and community centers within Overland Park and neighbor Prairie Village. The corridor maintains an incredible variety of housing types for all ages and income levels. It will also take into account and preserve the surrounding natural resources along its perimeter.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Highest-Intensity and Most-Walkable Centers This connection will serve as the missing link for the activity center located at 91st street and Metcalf. It will also be a vital connection for the
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? No
G27. Natural Resource information: The scope of this project includes the removal of varying four to six feet sidewalk and replace with a new ten foot wide concrete multi-use trail. It will add a series of retaining walls, preservation of existing plant material, protection of natural areas, erosion control measures, drainage improvements and low impact of disturbance to the impacted property owners. The improved trail will provide a improved air quality and reduce emissions due to the increased walkability and connectivity to surrounding commercial and retail locations. Along with the Somerset Drive trail connection to Prairie Villages downtown area and new recreational opportunities.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: We will not alter any of the natural stream corridors or vegetation. We will increase the pervious surface by four feet in most areas, but will mitigate the additional runoff through best management practices along the right of way through the corridor.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: Map has been attached for supporting documentation.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 1260.41438  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 252.08280  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
TAP Federal amount: 1260.41438  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 252.08280  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: Capital Improvement Funds will be used for the local match.
Explain: We would use non participatory funds for the engineering and utility relocation portion of the project. $422,082.80 will include $252,082.80 in our 20% matching funds and $170,000.00 for engineering and utility relocation.
Scope Change: The project could be phased with one section being Metcalf west to Lowell Ave. and the other being Metcalf east to Nall Ave. We feel phasing could cost more due to the size and scope of the project.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit:   %
Bike: 50  %
Pedestrian: 50  %
Other:   %

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mary Titterington said...

As an avid cyclist, any expansion of bike trails is a wonderful idea. It makes everyone safer-- cyclists, motorist, and pedestrians. This trail would give families a means of exercise with great goals at the end of the trail.(parks) It would allow more cyclists and walkers to access the shopping areas as well. Not only does this improve the transportation aspect but it clearly would enhance the looks of 91st street. I would strongly encourage you to proceed with this bike trail/walking trail. Thank you. I appreciate your looking at needs of all your constituents.

4/30/2018 5:21:17 PM

Richard Jarrold said...

As a resident of the Bel Air Heights neighborhood and a member of the neighborhoods HOA Board, I strongly support funding for this important trail project. Between Nall Ave. and the new Countys Meadowbrook Park on the east and Metcalf Ave. on the west, there is no sidewalk or trail along the north side of 91st Street. This is a needed connection to link the services and amenities on both ends of the 91st Corridor. I urge support for the funding requested for this important project.

6/7/2018 11:29:49 AM

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