Coligny/Pope Avenue Area Redevelopment Initiative
Open for Bid
Coligny area improvements including roadway and intersection improvements, surface parking, a destination park and playground, children’s museum, streetscape improvements, and pedestrian improvements.
On March 4, 2014 Town Council passed a resolution directing staff to engage a consultant to prepare a concept plan for the Coligny area and the Planning Commission to develop a recommendation to Town Council on the plan. On April 2, 2014 the Planning Commission convened a Public Workshop for the purpose of gathering input regarding a destination park and playground, surface parking, children's museum, streetscape improvements, roadway and intersection improvements, and pedestrian improvements. The results of the public workshop along with a list of "quick action" items were presented at a follow-up meeting on April 23, 2014.
During the summer of 2014 the Town's traffic consultant, SRS Engineering, conducted both traffic and parking counts and made recommendations for improvements in the Coligny District as well as the Pope Avenue corridor. The recommendations address enhancement of operations for vehicles and pedestrians as well as potential new roadway connections providing alternate routes and connectivity through the planning area.
Based on the public and Planning Commission input and in conjunction with the traffic and parking assessments, the consultant team prepared a Conceptual Master Plan for improvements within the Coligny District.
The Conceptual Master Plan focused on 6 primary elements.
- Roadway and Intersection Improvements including Nassau Street extension, Lagoon Road signalization and extension, realignment of the parking lot entrance, and the addition of a signal on South Forest Beach Drive;
- Surface Parking including +/- 553 permanent parking spaces in the parking lot and on-street parking which represents an increase of +/- 137 permanent usable parking spaces;
- the creation of a Destination Park and Playground including a central event space for passive and event use, a perimeter trail network with exercise stations and interpretive signage/experiences, a bandshell/pavilion, restroom/shelter with drop-off, and an adventure playground that is lowcountry and nature themed with separate areas for different age groups;
- a Children's Museum with +/- 3,500 sf indoor museum space and +/- 1,500 sf outdoor play space adjacent to dedicated parking;
- Streetscape Improvements on Pope Avenue and South Forest Beach Drive;
- and Pedestrian Improvements including new leisure trails and enhanced pedestrian crossings.
Projected Project Schedule:
Design/Permitting: Fall 2014-Summer 2016
Projected Construction Start Date: Fall 2016
Estimated Completion Date: FY 2025 - Phase 1 Fall 2017
Project Engineer: Thomas & Hutton
Watson Tate Savory
Wood+Partners Inc. (Landscape Architect)
Construction Contract Awarded To: To Be Determined
Funding Sources: TIF
Estimated Cost of Project: +/- $12,000,000 phase 1 construction, not including property
Jennifer Ray , Urban Designer,
7/15/2016 - Request for Proposal for Coligny Redevelopment Project was issued including both the road projects (Nassau Street, Lagoon Road Extension, Pope/Lagoon Extension, South Forest Beach) and the park project. The solicitation deadline is August 25, 2016.
6/15/2016 - The Planning Commission approved application for Public Project Review for additional road improvements including a fully signalized intersection at Pope Avenue and Lagoon Road.
5/24/2016 - The Design Review Board approved application for New Development – Final for proposed improvements.
5/6/2016 - Forest Beach Owners Association ARB issued an approval and permit for construction of proposed improvements.
12/8/2015 - The Design Review Board approved application for New Development – Conceptual for proposed improvements.
12/2/2015 - The Planning Commission approved application for Public Project Review for Coligny area improvements including roadway and intersection improvements, surface parking, a destination park and playground, children’s museum, streetscape improvements, and pedestrian improvements.