5th Avenue Working Groups
Application Period Now Closed
The application period to serve on one of the 5th Avenue working groups has now closed. Please check back for more information in the near future.
As part of the community engagement process for the 5th Avenue Project, working groups are now being assembled. These groups will be tasked with completing a more in-depth analysis of topics raised by the community during input sessions in fall 2017. Working groups will include three to four community representatives, a City Council member, City staff and Ryan Companies representatives.
Working groups will meet at least twice per month for an estimated two hours per meeting for up to four months. Meetings are anticipated to be held in the early morning or late afternoon hours to facilitate the schedules of everyone involved.
Activities of the working groups include:
- Defining and reviewing existing conditions;
- Engaging with technical consultants and professionals and reviewing and questioning technical studies and analysis;
- Inviting and considering community feedback on the particular working group topic;
- Identifying and collaborating on potential solutions; and
- Considering the work of other working groups and potential tradeoffs between the findings and recommendations of each group.
Representatives on the 5th Avenue working groups will be expected to attend all working group meetings, actively engage in discussions and provide guidance on the topic and respectfully collaborate with other working group members, the 5th Avenue Project Steering Committee, community members and stakeholders.
Working Group Summaries
Focuses on intended uses for the 5th Avenue development that are financially feasible and address the ideas/concerns provided by the community during the group input sessions.
Focuses on completing an analysis and engineering concept intent on addressing two main criteria:
- Compliance with City and county storm water ordinances for new development
- Identify options and solutions to positively impact / correct existing storm water issues within the identified area.
Focuses on potential infrastructure improvements for the 5th Avenue development that are financially feasible and address the ideas/concerns provided by the community during the group input sessions.
Focuses on potential infrastructure solutions for the 5th Avenue development area that are financially feasible and functionallyimprove the multi-modal operations of the area.
Focuses on potential parking improvements, addressing the current commuter parking and the project’s proposed parking needs.
This group will focus on establishing a design narrative that is functional, aesthetically pleasing and in line with the expectations of the city and community.