Brookhaven, GA, April 14, 2016 – by Trey Benton – The City of Brookhaven has released the list of Park improvements that will be implemented during 2016, as well as a list of alternate improvements. The City allocated $2.5 million for these projects in it’s 2016 Budget, which will be spread across all of the City’s Parks. The list includes the Briarwood Park Bridge and Murphey Candler Park Nature Trail Bridge replacements.
The items on list of projects are a result of several Site Specific Community Meetings that yielded a Site Specific Park Plan, prepared by consultant GreenbergFarrow. If the full plan is implemented in the coming years, the total improvement investment will reach nearly $28 million.
Earlier this week, Councilmembers approved a contract with TerraMark Land Surveying to conduct Field Run Surveys. For each park, drawings of the survey will be produced that designate property lines, buildings, contours, walls, utilities and other boundaries and physical objects on each site. The drawings will include contour lines and land topography. TerraMark will locate all utilities above and below ground, and the related accompanying items such as telephone poles, catch basins, drain inlets, manholes guywires, fire and police call boxes, and indicate ownership.
In addition, TerraMark will locate all above-and below-grade fiber optic, electric, telephone lines, and associated monuments, as well as all above-and below-grade water, sewer and gas lines, valve boxes, meter boxes, hydrants, tanks, etc., within the parks. There will also be a tree canopy density survey included.
The surveys will be completed ahead of the upgrades, giving priority to the parks first on the upgrade schedule. The first survey completed will be Clack’s Corner.
The alternate list of park improvements was prepared in the event the amount of contingency provided for on the main implementation list is not consumed, those residual monies will then be applied to accomplishing the alternate list items.
The field run surveys are expected to begin in the coming weeks, and the park improvements will follow. In the meantime, the City is working on specific design elements in preparation for the release of Requests for Proposals from vendors to complete the work.