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PROJECT LOCATION


The Lick Creek Greenway trail, approximately 4 miles long, will follow Lick Creek between Westfield Park/Creek View Elementary and Lick Creek Park.  It will connect residential neighborhoods, parks and schools.

PROJECT SCHEDULE


Planning: Initiated September 2011
Design: Initiated February 2013
Construction: Initiated September 2015

PROJECT STATUS


Construction

  • Construction began in September 2015 and should be complete Fall 2016. Construction is being completed by segment.

Design

  • On Monday, September 16, 2013, at Forest Ridge Elementary School, a public meeting was held to present the preliminary design for the trail. See below for the material presented at the meeting.

        -----> Presentation

  • In February 2013, the College Station City Council approved the selection of Halff Associates to continue work on detailed design of the trail.

Corridor Placement Evaluation

  • In August 2012, the Corridor Placement Evaluation was completed. Changes were made to Segment A based on input from City Council in August (see map below).

        -----> Full Report
        -----> Appendix
        -----> Updated Route for Segment A

  • On Monday, March 19, 2012 (Forest Ridge Elementary School) a public meeting was held to present the draft corridor alignment. See below for the material presented at the meeting:

    -----> Trail Overview
    -----> Segment A
    -----> Segment B
    -----> Segment C
    -----> Future Amenities
  • On Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 (Pebble Creek Elementary School) and Wednesday, Jan. 25 (Creek View Elementary School) public meetings were held to introduce the project, and to propose preliminary layout plans of the trail. See below for materials presented at the meeting.

    -----> Trail Overview
    -----> Opportunities & Constraints
    -----> Segment A
    -----> Segment B
    -----> Segment C
    -----> Trail Amenity Examples
  • In December 2011, two focus group meetings were held with key stakeholders from the SpringBrook and Pebble Creek neighborhoods. The purpose of the meetings was to inform specific members from each neighborhood of the project allow the consultant to gather initial information and needs and desires from residents and users. See below for minutes of each meeting.

    -----> Pebble Creek
    -----> SpringBrook
  • In September 2011, the College Station City Council approved the selection of Halff Associates, Inc. to complete a preliminary design study and public engagement for development of the trail. The preliminary design study includes research and evaluation of floodplains, wetlands, environmental and cultural concerns. The scope also includes the evaluation of alternative trail routes and potential associated development costs. It will incorporate public participation and input into the process to foster community involvement as part of the evaluation process.

ADDITIONAL INFO


The City will be required to follow all of its Code of Ordinances. This includes Flood Hazard Protection which states that no adverse impacts are allowed with new construction in special flood hazard areas.

The multi-use path will only be constructed on publicly owned property or where easements have been granted by private property owners.


BACKGROUND


The Lick Creek Greenway Trail project was adopted in 2002 as a part of the Bikeway and Pedestrian Master Plan.  The project was then prioritized by the Hike and Bike Task Force and adopted by City Council on Nov. 23, 2004, as a high priority.  Through the November 2008 Bond, $4.4 million dollars were allocated for the implementation of this project.


CONTACT INFORMATION


Ramiro Martinez
Project Manager
Public Works Dept.
979.764.3872  |  rmartinez@csx.gov 

Venessa Garza
Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Senior Program Manager
Planning & Development Services Dept.
979.764.3674  |  vgarza@cstx.gov

 

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