Ogden administration presents five-year plan

Feb 21 2012 - 10:47pm

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OGDEN -- The Ogden city administration presented the next five years of proposed capital improvements to the city council Tuesday night.

Each year, a five-year capital improvement plan is developed by the administration and presented to the council for review and recommendation.

The plan determines what projects will be funded in the next year's budget and develops a five-year action plan for other projects that are needed but not yet funded.

Some of the projects on the list are:

* Basic infrastructure for a new hangar area that would accommodate 50 new hangars at Ogden-Hinckley Airport.

* More than 1,800 new parking stalls between 21st Street and 24th Street below Washington Boulevard.

* Public improvements in east-central Ogden between 20th and 30th streets and Harrison and Washington boulevards to include street resurfacing; replacing curbs, gutters and sidewalks; correcting drainage problems; and installing traffic-calming measures and lighting.

* Enhanced freeway entryways at Riverdale Road, 24th Street, 31st Street, and 12th Street. City officials say the project would fund improvements in landscaping, artwork and signage, and improve the overall aesthetic experience when entering Ogden.

* An extension of Kiesel Avenue between 17th Street and 18th Street.

* Replacement of the city fire station at 760 W. 12th St.

The plan also includes citywide street improvements, improvements and renovations to several local parks and city-owned buildings and structures, and improvements to the city's network of trails.

The total proposed plan comes in at just more than $102 million. The city council will spend the next few weeks reviewing the plan.

Ogden City Policy Analyst Janene Eller-Smith said a public hearing will be set in April to gather public input on the plan. The plan will likely be adopted a short time later.

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