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File #: 15-040    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/27/2015 Final action: 1/27/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH DICK & FRITSCHE DESIGN GROUP, INC. FOR THE FINAL DESIGN OF A TRANSIT CENTER AT ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
Attachments: 1. Contract- PSA with DFDG for TC
Title
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH DICK & FRITSCHE DESIGN GROUP, INC. FOR THE FINAL DESIGN OF A TRANSIT CENTER AT ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER
Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation
This is a request for City Council to authorize the City Manager to enter into a professional services agreement with Dick & Fritsche Design Group, Inc. (DFDG) in an amount not to exceed $368,784 for final design of a transit center at Arrowhead Towne Center.
Background

As part of the regional transit system, Glendale and various regional transportation plans have identified the need for a dedicated transit center in north Glendale.

A 2007 study confirmed the need for a transit center in north Glendale due to the convergence of multiple transit routes in the area of Loop 101 and Bell Road, as well as the lack of adequate infrastructure to support existing transit service. Currently, three local and two express bus routes serve the north Glendale area.

On December 7, 2011, the city requested qualifications for professional planning and design services for the North Glendale Park-and-Ride/Transit Center project. A review panel comprised of representatives from Transportation, Engineering and Planning, along with regional transit professionals from the City of Phoenix and the RPTA, reviewed six proposals. Three firms were interviewed. The panel selected DFDG to study and design the facility to the 30 percent level. The terms of the agreement with DFDG included, at the city's discretion, an option for DFDG to complete the design of the project.

The project is currently at the 30 percent design stage for the transit center, and this agreement will allow for the completion of the design phase. A separate agreement will be brought forward for Council's consideration at a later date for the park-and-ride portion of the project.
Analysis

DFDG identified...

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