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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES, INC., FOR SERVICES IN DEVELOPING THE WOODLAND BUSINESS DISTRICT PLAN.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to enter into an agreement substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________ with Architectural Resources, Inc., for the development of the Woodland Business District plan at a cost of not to exceed $15,000; payable from Fund 0100, Agency 020, Organization 1202, Object 5319.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to enter into an agreement with Architectural Resources, Inc., to serve as the lead agency in the development of the Woodland Business District plan.


Architectural Resources will join with the engineering firm of RLK Kuusisto Ltd. and the firm of Applied Insights North, a regional problem-solving and public process firm headed by John Powers, to assist the city in developing a plan for the business district which will help to strengthen and promote appropriate growth in the neighborhood business district, promote the ease of parking and pedestrian traffic in the district and upgrade infrastructure including roadways, sidewalks and utilities in the area.


Architectural Resources will lead the team and will provide mapping and graphics capacity and assist with site evaluations as well as assisting in development of costs. RLK will provide expertise in civil engineering aspects of the project as well as general experience in neighborhood development. Applied Insights will focus on problem-solving, research and analysis, both within the team and as part of the public participation function.


The project is anticipated to be completed for the authorized cost of $15,000.