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Posted on: July 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Hopewell Open Space "D" Trail Segment Conceptual Design

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At the July 12 Trails Committee Meeting special consulting engineer McMahon Transportation Engineers and Planners presented a Conceptual Design to members of the public. This meeting was the beginning of a month-long public comment period.

ACCESS THE PLAN DOCUMENTS

pdf-icon Section Summary (257 KB)
pdf-icon Conceptual Design Plan (5,988 KB)
pdf-icon Presentation (6,143 KB)

BACKGROUND

In the Summer of 2015, the East Brandywine Township Board of Supervisors formed the Trails Committee, a new advisory body tasked with the implementation of trails planning consistent with both the 2009 Comprehensive Plan and the 2011 Official Township Map (See also the Planning Commission Page). During the creation of the Township's Comprehensive Plan, some 79% of survey respondents indicated they support the Township creating an interconnected trail system as a recreation amenity and a transportation alternative. The proposed trail segment is just one of the new Trails Committee's initiatives. Others include a trail segment to connect Ferndale Lane to the Community Park and a multi-municipal project to connect the Struble Trail in Uwchlan Township to Hibernia Park in West Brandywine Township. You can read about these imitatives on the Trails Committee Page.

A plan of work for this project may be found on page 2 of the presentation above. The first task was a topographic survey of the area performed this Winter. McMahon then presented 3 alignment options to the Trails Committee. The pros and cons of these 3 three options are presented on pages 1-2 of the summary above and a map may be found on page 3 of the presentation. The Trails Committee selected route B-C. Images of the conditions this alignment seeks avoid, namely dense vegetation and extreme proximity to private homeowners, are illustrated on page 7 of the presentation.

The Trails Committee is now seeking your feedback on the conceptual design--you may do so below. Please note the amenities like signage and dog waste sections as well as buffering from homes in the vicinity of the trail which are shown the plan.

The next steps are for McMahon to finalize the plan and prepare legal descriptions of the trail easements. In the case of the Hopewell HOA Open Space D, the Township anticipates obtaining an appraisal for this land, then asking the HOA membership at-large to approve conveying a trail easement to the Township.

COMMENTING ON THE PLAN

Use the online feedback form.

pdf-icon Printable Feedback Form (248 KB).

All feedback is due back to Luke Reven, Assistant Township Manager via online feedback form, e-mail at lukereven@ebrandywine.org, or to the Township Offices at 1214 Horseshoe Pike by August 9, 2016.

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