October 16 Board Meeting Highlights

From RRNA Chair Richard Reed:

1) In a summary of preliminary plans for the Fort Sam Redevelopment Plan, made to City Council last week, the team contracted by the City proposed “upgrading” Mulberry from Broadway to 281 to make it the major route from Fort Sam to 281. The plan is very preliminary and the meaning of “upgrade” is not spelled out, but after consulting with a traffic engineer, I am told that this MIGHT involve: 1) raising speed limits, 2) increasing from two to four lanes, 3) closing feeder links to the Park or the neighborhood, and/or 4) redesigning the intersections at North Saint Marys and Broadway. Most of the attention given the community aspect of this plan is in assisting the neighborhoods on the east side. This redevelopment is several years off, but I think we should be out in the front on it.

2) The Board voted to reaffirm its support for placing the hike and the bike trails being planned for the Park Reach of the Museum Segment of the river redevelopment along Avenue B. The exact wording is spelled out in the Minutes, which are available from Anne Larme for electronic review.

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