Monday, July 12, 2010
R Street Market Plaza Project
On Tuesday the Sacramento City Council will consider approval of the preliminary design R Street Market Plaza so as to move forward with the final design of the project. On June 16" 2010 the Design Review Commission reviewed the project and suggested that the project be forwarded for approval to the City Council.
The design of the R Street Market Plaza Project was planned to be completed in two phases. Phase I was to complete preliminary engineering and the approval of environmental documents. Phase II includes the preparation of Final Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E). On July 29, 2008, the City Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Mark Thomas and Company to proceed with Phase 1 of the design. Capital Area Development Authority (CADA) will provide additional funds to complete Phase II.
Staff will be returning to City Council to approve an Agreement with CADA and to appropriate funds to complete Phase II. Because the construction funding of the project is anticipated to be federally funded, a review of the project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was required.
The R Street Market Plaza Project is at 30% design. Adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Reporting Program and approval of the preliminary design is necessary to move forward with the final design of the project.