University Park officials solicited a peer review of the Park Cities YMCA’s traffic study, after questioned were raised by community members regarding its efficacy.
The review would be conducted by Freese and Nichols, and cost the city $11,000. According to the agenda memo for tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the city has paid for similar reviews for other large-scale zoning cases. The $11,000 cost would come from the city’s engineering budget, and will be voted on tomorrow.
Councilmembers discussed the possibility at the previous City Council meeting, acknowledging its probable need. According to a letter from the company, the review will be completed by August 8.
Here’s the letter, sent to public works director Bud Smallwood: