Since the formation of the DDA in November 2005, the appointed Board of Directors has been seeking grants to use as leverage with DDA funds to construct its highest priority project, safe pedestrian walkways within the DDA District. The Federal Highway Administration awarded $546,000 in funds to the Town for enhancement of pedestrian ways and drainage issues in CDOT right-of-way along parts of Hwy 119. An additional $325,000 in stimulus funds was awarded in March 2009. In accordance with federal guidelines, the DDA and Town officials released a request for proposals in October, interviewed four firms for the job of designing and engineering this project, and chose the firm of Loris and Associates of Louisville to complete this phase. Phase I of the sidewalk project was completed in late 2010.
Sidewalk Enhancement Plan - Map (1.1 MiB, 1,275 hits)
Phase II of the Sidewalk Project
Phase II of the Nederland Sidewalk Project has entered the preliminary planning and discussion phase. The DDA and BOT held a joint work session on Tuesday, August 23rd to begin talking through the project. Below is the initial map of Phase II of the project and a Fact Sheet prepared by the DDA.
In response to some questions concerning funding for the project, the Town Administrator, Alisha Reis, has confirmed the following:
The approved funding for this project is as follows:
FY 2012 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012) Grant funding: $60,000 DDA funding: $18,000 for engineering/design of the project
FY 2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013) Grant funding: $130,000 DDA funding: $40,000 for environmental review/potential right-of-way acquisition
FY 2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) Grant funding: $296,000 DDA funding: $110,000 for construction
Sidewalk Phase II Concept Drawing (192.9 KiB, 691 hits)
Sidewalk Phase II Fact Sheet (26.9 KiB, 617 hits)