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File #: 16-635    Name: Eldorado Pkwy and US 75 Land and Green Ribbon Program
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Work Session
On agenda: 6/20/2016 Final action:
Title: Discuss the Land and Green Ribbon Program Landscape at the Intersection of Highway 75 and Eldorado Parkway
Attachments: 1. Presentation, 2. Location Map
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Discuss the Land and Green Ribbon Program Landscape at the Intersection of Highway 75 and Eldorado Parkway

Summary

COUNCIL GOAL: Enhance the Quality of Life in McKinney

MEETING DATE: June 20, 2016

DEPARTMENT: Development Services - Engineering

CONTACT: Mark Hines, Director of Engineering
Emily Braht, RLA, Landscape Architect


RECOMMENDED CITY COUNCIL ACTION:
* City Council input and direction is needed regarding Green Ribbon Program Landscape and potential land acquisition at the Intersection of Highway 75 and Eldorado Parkway.

ITEM SUMMARY:
* Staff will provide background information related to the Green Ribbon Program and/or land acquisition and will then lead a discussion regarding potential landscaping and required property for the beautification of the intersection.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
* The Green Ribbon Program is a program created by TxDOT to improve roadway aesthetics and to offset the effects of highways.
* TxDOT, through the Green Ribbon Program works with the city on the design of the project, creates the construction documents, manages the installation, and pays for all plant material, irrigation and all associated costs for installation.
* The city enters into a Landscape Maintenance Agreement (LMA), with TxDOT upon completion of the project.
* The city has participated with TxDOT and the Green Ribbon Program on four different occasions; Industrial Boulevard, Custer Road, Intersection of Wilmeth and Hwy 75, and the Intersection of Hwy 380 and Hwy 75.
* TxDOT has completed the reconstruction of Hwy 75, including the intersection with Eldorado Parkway.
* The Hwy 75 corridor as a whole and the Eldorado Parkway and Hwy 75 intersection in particular, are high-profile locations with Eldorado and Hwy 75 being the first major intersection into the City of McKinney. This area has been mentioned by Council in the past as an important corridor with the Hwy 75 and Eldorado Parkway as a gateway intersec...

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