The Clive City Council has announced that a planned traffic study in the Clive neighborhood around Clark Street has been delayed in conjunction with the Town Center project ending. Earlier this week it was announced that the Council intended to end the process as proposals submitted in response to the RFP did not make the Town Center project financially viable at this time. As expected, the Council officially terminated the proposed Town Center project in a 5-0 vote at last night’s regular Council meeting.
During the initial planning process for the Town Center concept, a preliminary traffic study was conducted and determined some preliminary traffic impacts for the Clark Street Neighborhood. The City was planning to conduct a comprehensive traffic study on Clark Street directly related to the projected traffic impacts associated with the proposed Clive Town Center concept. Now that the Town Center concept has ended, Council and staff for the City determined it was not appropriate to move forward with the study at this time.
“Our commitment remains to limit the impact of traffic increases due to 114th Street development activity on the Clark Street neighborhood,” said Clive Mayor Scott Cirksena. “As we move forward with plans for the best and highest value use of the 10 acres of city-owned property along NW 114th Street we will look at conducting this traffic study based on those new development assumptions.”
The City is projected to perform minor pavement rehab work in the Clark Street neighborhood area in 2017-18, so it’s possible the traffic analysis will be conducted in association with those plans.
The City Council is very grateful to the Clive residents for their input and involvement on this project. Residents can keep informed of new developments on the facility space needs and plans for the NW 114th Street Corridor, by visiting cityofclive.com, Clive’s Facebook page, or subscribing to the City’s e-newsletter at http://cityofclive.com/i-want-to/sign-up-for/enotify.