The Nederland Downtown Development Authority (DDA), under guidance from the Nederland Board of Trustees, is undertaking the pedestrian pathway and drainage project on Second St., nicknamed “NedPeds.”
The NedPed project (also known as the “Nederland Pedestrian Enhancement Design and Nederland Pedestrian Transportation and Storm Water Management Improvement Project”) is intended to make improvements to our non-motorized transportation system while at the same time addressing issues in the town’s storm water management system.
The Board approved on July 7, 2015 to move forward with design changes
proposed by F&D International, owner’s representatives hired for the project. After
rebidding this fall, the Town received one proposal. The Board accepted the bid and
approved award of contract at a special meeting on Oct. 13, 2015. The Board approved
the contract at its Feb. 16, 2016 meeting. The project is scheduled for kick off this spring and completion in the early summer. When a more detailed schedule is prepared, it will be shared with the Board and project
Due to the increases in construction costs over the last few years no bids came in on budget and a request for addtional from from the Department of Local Affairs was turned down. An owners representative was hired for the project and took on the project of restructuring the project and materials to make it more doable within the current budget. The project went back out to bid and a bid was accepted in December.
After no bidders on the project in the spring of 2014, possibly due to the amount of flood repair work projects available, NedPeds will go back out to bid January 2015 for construction in spring/summer 2015.
The NedPeds project received final approval from the Nederland Downtown Development Authority and Planning Commission towards the end of the year and will be going before the Board of Trustees on January 21st for their final approval. There are still comments pending from CDOT that will need to be addressed, and if any are substantive the project will have to be brought back before the boards. If, as expected, the changes are minor, the project will move forward as approved to bid and then bid out at the most advantageous date for a Spring timeline to break ground (once the soil thaws).
August 21, 2013 ~
Brian McLaren of Huitt Zollars and Conor Merrigan of C2 Sustainability presented the 90% NedPeds Design Document to the DDA during their Regular Meeting tonight. The next presentation is during the work session with the Board of Trustees and DDA on the Tuesday, August 27th from 6pm to 8pm.
July 17, 2013 ~
The NedPeds project is moving into the 90% design stage with presentations of the design to the Town and Downtown Development Authority on August 21st and a worksession with the Board of Trustees and DDA on the 27th to determine which aspects of the project can and should be included based on the projected construction budget.
April 24, 2013 ~
There will be a 60% NPP Process Meeting with the Planning Commission Wednesday, April 24th at 7 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Community Center to discuss the NedPed Project.
April 14, 2013 ~
There will be a DAT Meeting Sunday, April 14th at 4 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Community Center to discuss the NedPeds Project. The design has reached 60% completion, with a set of recommended design options from the sustainability consultant including surface materials, drainage system, and incorporation of public art.
April 3, 2013 ~
There will be a Special Meeting to consider NedPeds Project Recommendations. 4/3/13 – 6pm in the Conference Room at the Nederland Community Center. Presented by Brian McLaren of Huitt Zollars and Conor Merrigan of C2 Sustainability.
January 14, 2013 ~
The NedPeds project is moving forward and looking for your input. A set of criteria have been developed and we are asking for your help to rank them in the order you would like to see given the most importance for the project. The survey results will be sorted and used to inform design decisions for the project as it moves from Schematic Design to making the decisions around things like materials, design details, and overall project goals. The survey will be open until the end of Monday January 29th, you are encouraged to add your own criteria as well as any comments. THE SURVEY IS CLOSED thank you for taking part in the civic conversation and design of your town and stay tuned for more updates as the design progresses. If you have any questions feel free to contact the survey designer Conor Merrigan.
November 27, 2012 ~
The Board of Trustees and the DDA will hold a joint meeting to update the Board of the progress made on the project and next steps on November 27.
November 21, 2012 ~
The DDA has hired Conor Merrigan and Cliff Lind from C2Sustainability as the Project manager/sustainability consultant for the NedPeds project. They have scheduled a series of presentations to involve the citizens of Nederland (The Nederland Public Process) in the beginning design for the multi-modal pathway connecting the Post Office to the Library.
These presentations will be given by Brian McLaren from Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Brian leads the design team, and has worked closely with the Town and the residents of 2nd St, the chosen route for the project.
Currently, the design portion of the project is beginning. If you would like to stay informed about the project, please fill out the Contact Form.