Grant: $1,706,300 - Department of Energy - Sep. 21, 2009
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Award Description: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant-City Of Overland Park, KS
Project Description: The City has five projects that will be partially funded through the EECBG program with the goal of reducing energy consumption and costs in City operations as well as reducing emissions. The first is a contract with an urban planning and design firm to develop a form based code for Downtown Overland Park as part of the Vision Metcalf implementation plan. The Vision Metcalf plan is a 30 year plan for the renewal and redevelopment of four designated areas along a 9.5 mile section of a primary corridor in the City. This redevelopment will facilitate many transportation-related improvements including public transit, increased density, walkable pedestrian realms, and multi-modal transportation. The second project is an upgrade to the City?s traffic control system. The project will add fiber optic cable along major corridors in the City to provide a synchronized traffic signal interconnect system that will improve traffic flow and reduce idling and emissions. The third project is the installation of LED streetlights as part of a City facility parking lot reconstruction. This parking lot and its associated facilities also support the busiest drop-off recycling center in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The parking lot lights are being installed as a demonstration project to evaluate the usefulness and efficiency of using LED technology in all City streetlights. The fourth project consists of energy efficient upgrades to City facilities. Upgrades include high efficiency boilers, air conditioning condensers, cooling tower systems with variable frequency drives, and two white roofing systems. The fifth project expands the City?s bicycle and pedestrian trail system with the construction of approximately 9,000 linear feet of bike/pedestrian trails. This project is part of a program to complete the City?s greenway linkages plan which will provide over 100 miles of bike/pedestrian trails connecting the City to adjoining jurisdictions.
Jobs Summary: n/a (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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