M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/11/2018 

DATE: 12/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **PZ-3180 LOG NAME: 0665030 MT-18-004, MT-18-005 AND MT-18-006
CODE: PZ TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Consider Adoption of Amendments to the Master Thoroughfare Plan to Remove Great Southwest Parkway from Proposed Lone Star Parkway to Mark IV Parkway (MT-18-004), to Change the Cross-Section Code of Proposed Northeast Parkway from Superior Parkway to Mark IV Parkway (MT-18-005), and to Remove Proposed Lone Star Parkway from Northeast Parkway to Meacham Boulevard (MT-18-006) (COUNCIL DISTRICT 2)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the proposed amendments to the Master Thoroughfare Plan (MT-18-004, MT-18-005 and MT-18-006) to remove segments of Great Southwest Parkway and proposed Lone Star Parkway, and to change the cross-section code of proposed Northeast Parkway.

 
DISCUSSION:

The City Plan Commission held a public hearing on the proposed Master Thoroughfare Plan (MTP) amendments (MT-18-004, MT-18-005 and MT-18-006) on September 26, 2018. In conformance with the Subdivision Ordinance, property owners within 300 feet of the currently required MTP right-of-way were notified of this request, along with registered community organizations within one-half mile. Following the public hearing, the City Plan Commission recommended approval of the amendments.

The City of Fort Worth initiated the request to address existing conditions and constraints, and commissioned HDR to run a travel demand model. HDR issued a memo on their findings (see attached). Due to constructability issues and low projected traffic volumes, the removal of proposed Lone Star Parkway as a commercial connector will not adversely affect the overall network (MT-18-006). If proposed Lone Star Parkway, between Northeast Parkway and Meacham Boulevard, is removed from the MTP, then Great Southwest Parkway will function more as a collector. Thus, Great Southwest Parkway, between proposed Lone Star Parkway and Meacham Boulevard, can be removed from the MTP as a commercial connector (MT-18-004). Great Southwest Parkway will remain as an existing roadway that functions as a collector in the subject area with a right-of-way width of 60 feet or greater, depending on adjacent land use.

While analyzing the roadway in this area, it was discovered that a segment of Northeast Parkway, between Superior Parkway and Mark IV Parkway was never constructed (see attached presentation for aerial views). This segment of Northeast Parkway is currently designated as CCO (E), which is the cross-section code for an established commercial connector. Northeast Parkway is important to the overall network, since it loops other thoroughfares back to Northeast Loop 820 (Jim Wright Freeway). The final MTP amendment (MT-18-005) will modify the cross-section code to an 80-foot wide commercial connector [CCO-L1-T0-TWLT-P0-BOP (80)].

The MTP amendments are located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 2.

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.



 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that this action will have no material effect on City funds.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Jay Chapa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Randle Harwood (6101)
Additional Information Contact:
Mary Elliott (7844)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Lone Star-Great Southwest Memo_08222018.pdf
  Power Point for Lone Star-Great Southwest-NE Parkways MTP Amendment.pdf