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File #: 19-0351    Version: 1
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2019 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Title: Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Property Acquisitions at the Intersection of Henderson Boulevard and Eskridge Boulevard
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Chesanow Statutory Warranty Deed, 3. Adventists Statutory Warranty Deed, 4. Chesanow Acceptance Letter, 5. Adventists Acceptance Letters, 6. Adventists Explanation Letter, 7. Vicinity Map
Title
Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Property Acquisitions at the Intersection of Henderson Boulevard and Eskridge Boulevard

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the resolution authorizing property acquisitions at the intersection of Henderson Boulevard and Eskridge Boulevard, and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary closing documents.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve the property acquisitions from David and Koko Chesanow and the Seventh Day Adventist Transformation Life Center.

Staff Contact:
Kristina Horton, PLS, City Surveyor, Public Works/Engineering, 360.753.8389

Presenter(s):
None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
As a result of ongoing discussions and concerns voiced by many nearby residents related to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety at the intersection of Henderson Boulevard and Eskridge Boulevard, the City committed to making needed intersection safety improvements. The Cain Road Area Neighborhood Association (CRANA) was told that the City would begin design in 2018 and construct the project in 2019.

Early discussions included installation of a signal. While a signal is an effective way to control traffic movement, it is expensive to install and maintain. The team's research led to consideration of a compact roundabout. This type of roundabout would more easily fit within the existing intersection footprint and better address vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety concerns.

Henderson Boulevard and Eskridge Boulevard is also a busy intersection that is a main north/south route serving neighborhoods, schools, Watershed Park, and nearby churches. Installation of the compact roundabout will lower speeds and reduce the number of conflict points at the intersection. This will help reduce risk at this location.

In order to construct the roundabout, two small portions of property are needed from David and Koko Chesan...

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