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File #: 20-268    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Study Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/5/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/11/2020 Final action: 6/11/2020
Title: Discussion of an Infrastructure Improvement Agreement with Mountain Shadows Resort ("Resort") providing for payment by the Resort of the Town's design and construction costs for a new median and deceleration lane on Lincoln Drive to allow left-turn access for westbound traffic into the Resort's westernmost driveway.
Attachments: 1. Agreement, 2. Left Turn Plan Exhibit, 3. Presentation - Mountain Shadows Left Turn Lane
TO: Mayor and Town Council

FROM: Jill Keimach, Town Manager
Andrew Miller, Town Attorney
Debby Robberson, Assistant Town Attorney
Jeremy Knapp, Community Development Director

DATE: June 11, 2020

CONTACT:
Staff Contact Andrew Miller, 480-348-3691
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AGENDA TITLE:
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Discussion of an Infrastructure Improvement Agreement with Mountain Shadows Resort ("Resort") providing for payment by the Resort of the Town's design and construction costs for a new median and deceleration lane on Lincoln Drive to allow left-turn access for westbound traffic into the Resort's westernmost driveway.
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BACKGROUND:
The Town has a planned capital improvement project, the Lincoln Drive Median Improvements Project (LDMI Project), to modify, add and remove medians on Lincoln Drive to improve safety, traffic operations, and landscaping. The LDMI Project encompasses medians from the Town's western boundary to Mockingbird Lane. The LDMI Project was previously presented at the 11/21/19 and 2/27/20 Town Council Work Study meetings, and the construction contract was presented at the 5/28/20 Work Study meeting.

A troublesome traffic pattern has developed over the years on Lincoln Drive adjacent to the Resort. Westbound vehicles desiring to enter the Resort often drive past the current main entrance at Mountain Shadows Private Drive and make a U-turn on Lincoln Drive just west of the Resort to "backtrack" and enter the Resort.

To improve Resort guest access and traffic movements on this portion of Lincoln Drive, the Resort previously applied for, and the Planning Commission approved, a minor amendment to the Resort's 2013 SUP. This minor amendment allows revised access to the Resort from Lincoln drive (left-turn access for westbound traffic via a median break and deceleration lane), but it does not otherwise change any conditions or entitlements of the Resort's 2013 SUP. Nor does the proposed Infrastructure Improvement Agreement modify any of the entitlement...

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