Julie Happy, Division Communication Manager of Business and Developer Services, No Phone Number Available
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.
After months of presentations and receiving public input, the Design phase of the Ben Burr Trail is ready to move forward. The same presentation engineers have been showing to neighborhood groups was presented to Council to decide whether the project would be stopped or move onto design.
Public response for the project was incredible. After reviewing all letters, emails and blog posts and removing duplication, the response was at a 2 to 1 ratio for and against.
Council did not just look at this project lightly and move it forward. They had some criticisms of the process and some guidelines they wanted a firm commitment on to move this project forward. The Parks Department as well supported the development of the Trail but wanted the same commitment, that the neighborhood be involved. What does this mean?
The funding for the Ben Burr project comes from two federal sources: