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File #: 21-1284    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 9/15/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Action on the Adoption of Ordinance No. 2032 Approving the City Plaza Park Schematic Design Update in Accordance with City Charter Section 714.1
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 2032 (Intro), 2. Ordinance No. 2032 (Adopted)
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on the Adoption of Ordinance No. 2032 Approving the City Plaza Park Schematic Design Update in Accordance with City Charter Section 714.1

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency

BACKGROUND
In 2018, the City received initial public input on opportunities to improve the gazebo at City Plaza Park as part of the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) placemaking workshops. In response to the PPS recommendations, the City developed a project scope and allocated funding to improve the gazebo and its connection with the Mission Branch Library, while providing an additional activity space and meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements.

The City Plaza Park Gazebo Enhancement Project (Project) located at 853 Lexington Street will:
? Strengthen the connection and access between the Mission Branch Library and the gazebo;
? Provide additional space for outdoor recreation classes & activities; and,
? Refresh the appearance of gazebo.

An online survey was conducted by the City from May 1 to May 18, 2021 seeking community input on the two options developed by the landscape architect (Attachment 1). On June 10, 2021, the survey results were shared with the Santa Clara Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) at their Special Meeting. The BOLT did not have a majority recommendation although there was concern about reducing the green space. On June 15, 2021, the Parks & Recreation Commission reviewed the community survey, BOLT and community input. The Parks & Recreation Commission made a unanimous recommendation that Council approve Option B as the preferred schematic design that includes an expanded pathway and activity space with seat wall. Pending Council review and approval of the schematic design, the architect will proceed with developing construction plans, specifications and a cost estimate. The design is scheduled to be finalized in Spring of 2022. The project will then be bid out and it...

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