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|June 9, 2022 City Council Regular Meeting|
20. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for the Design of a Wetlands Preserve Park Educational & Interpretive Trail with CHA (LOCAL) in the Amount of $167,994. The park will provide enhanced green space, walkability and access to preserved wetlands and ponds north of the railroad tracks in the Canal District through an interpretive trail system. (Office of Sustainability)
This is an agreement for consulting services with CHA to conduct community engagement and engineering services for the Wetlands Preserve Park Educational & Interpretive Trail (Wetlands Preserve Park) in the amount of $167,994. The intent of the Wetlands Preserve Park is to provide enhanced green space, increased connectivity, walkability, and low-impact access to the preserved wetlands and ponds north of the railroad tracks in the Canal District through an interpretive trail system with coastal, environmental and historical information to residents and visitors in the area. The services include public engagement and the design of the trail.
The feedback from public engagement will build upon the existing engagement from the Canal District Master Plan process and will inform public amenity design to include points of access, recreation, observation areas, and educational components. This project will directly coordinate and integrate with the Savannah Springfield Canal Drainage Project which includes the Springfield Canal widening and the creation of flood plain mitigation and detention ponds. These services are 50% funded by a Coastal Incentive Grant awarded to the City for this project on behalf of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
CHA Consulting(Savannah, GA) (B) $167,994
Nick Deffley, Director, Office of Sustainability
Expenditure of $167,994 from Grant Fund.
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Wetlands Preserve Park.pdf
Exhibit 2: Canal District Wetlands Preserve Park Conceptual Plan.pdf
Exhibit 3: Canal District Master Plan Wetlands Preserve Park.pdf
Exhibit 4: Purchasing Notes - Wetlands Preserve Park.pdf