Project work will include extensive outreach to enable development of a
management plan. The completed management plan will guide the
administration of the existing wildlife, equestrian, and agricultural heritage
with potential new recreation and development opportunities. The research and
outreach for this process will carry forward until 2016.
Project work will include design and construction of two (2) new public parks
located within the Burlingame Ranch Phase II neighborhood area. Park
features will include a half-court basketball court, shade shelter, open lawn,
storm water wetlands, paved and unpaved trails and an irrigation pump house
building. Construction is planned to commence June 2015 until completed summer 2016.
Project work began in the fall of 2014 and is a partnership
with the Engineering Department to improve traffic speeds, pedestrian safety,
water quality and the interface between Neale Avenue, Herron Park, and Prockter
Open Space. Storm water conveyance improvements will significantly
improve the storm water quality prior to entering the Roaring Fork River
through the construction of storm water wetlands, similar in character to the
completed Jennie Adair Storm water wetlands. Design and planning efforts for
the Prockter Open Space will occur in 2015, with site construction of the open
space water quality improvements scheduled for spring/early summer 2016
following necessary permitting requirements.
City of Aspen contracted with DHM Design Corporation and JR Engineering to
provide engineering, landscape architecture, and planning services for the
Neale Avenue Improvement Project Corridor and surrounding neighborhood.
This project has utilized design services to develop pedestrian crossings,
streetscape elements, drainage improvements, and refine Herron park interface.
The following project goals steered conceptual and construction plan
Calming - Reduce vehicular speeds, while maintaining street function
Safety – Improve pedestrian safety and visibility along park and roadway
interface and at pedestrian crossing locations.
Interface – Improve and define character and function of East edge of Herron
– Integrate bicycles into the street system by extending Aspen’s bicycle
Neighborhood Connections – Update
and enhance pedestrian and cyclist connections to surrounding neighborhoods and
Stormwater Quality – Update drainage
infrastructure, address existing drainage issues, and improve water quality
discharged into the Roaring Fork River
Project work is a
partnership with the Engineering Department to construct pedestrian, bicycle
and streetscape improvements along the North Mill Street corridor. Site
work being completed at Rio Grande Park will interface directly with this
project. The first phase of the Mill Street Complete Streets improvements is
currently advertised for competitive bids. This contract is scheduled to
appear on the City Council consent agenda during the March regular session for
approval. Simultaneous scheduling of the street and park projects aims to
reduce public impact, provide economies of scale, and eliminate rework of the
For past information regarding this
project, please click the graphic below: