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July 16, 2009 Community Image Survey

On July 16, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) held a Community Image Survey for the South Line Phase 2 light rail extension project station designs.  The purpose of the survey was to provide community member input and direction to RT’s station design team.  The survey consisted of a series of slides presented in seemingly random order depicting potential design elements of the stations.  Participants were asked to indicate their feelings about each image with a score between +5 (meaning that the image gave the participant a very good feeling about the element depicted) and -5 (meaning that the image gave the participant a very negative feeling).  0 indicated a neutral response.  It was noted that the outside temperature peaked at about 100 degrees F just before the evening meeting.

The scores were tabulated and the images were presented again in pairs showing the contrasts between some of the design choices available.  The scores, and summaries of the discussions at the community meeting, are provided in the following slides.  These choices will assist RT staff and the design consultants as the station designs are completed.

Community Image Survey Results (File size 5.5MB)

Station design presentations include site analyses, schematic site plans and shelter plans, and renderings.

Morrison Creek, Franklin, and Center Parkway Stations:
The design consultant, The HLA Group, has presented RT with three design concepts for each station. In order to enhance the urban design of the Cosumnes River Boulevard corridor and to improve construction efficiency, a single concept will be applied to all three of these stations. RT will select one concept after completing an internal review process. Based on feedback at the community meeting, there is not a clear community preference for any one concept.

Presentation (File size 2.5MB)

Cosumnes River College:
The Cosumnes River College (CRC) Station will be located on the CRC campus, just north of the east College Entrance off of Bruceville Road. The design consultant, MFDB Architects, prepared three design concepts. The South Line Phase 2 Project also includes a 5-story, 2,016-stall parking structure that is designed by International Parking Design and will be constructed by Otto Construction, under contract to the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD). RT and LRCCD selected a station design alternative that includes shelters with relatively generous translucent roofs, and stairs and a ramp leading to a bridge over the college entrance road and connecting to the third floor of the parking structure.

Presentation (File size 9 MB)

Public Outreach Activities

To ensure that the issues most important to Sacramento residents, public agencies and other affected parties are considered and addressed, RT hosted a series of meetings and information sessions to collect public input.

The first round of public outreach related to the South Line Phase 2 Project included several scoping meetings held in the spring of 2002. The purpose of the scoping process was to identify public and agency issues, focus the scope of the environmental document and define the issues that were examined in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SDEIS/SDEIR). RT held two evening public scoping meetings at two different locations to encourage public participation. A third scoping meeting was held for agency staff to ensure that potential impacts to utility lines, transportation systems and the environment are addressed.

Comments from all three scoping meetings were summarized and provided to the study team for consideration in the DSEIS/SEIR document.

Additional public outreach included two open house meetings held in the spring of 2003 and two public open house meetings related to project changes (including establishing the Phase 2 terminus at Cosumnes River College and improving pedestrian access to the station locations) held in November 2004. An informational public meeting was held on January 3, 2007, to provide a final update to residents on the project before releasing the DSEIS/SEIR. A public hearing was held on March 12, 2007, at an RT Board Meeting to receive public comment on the DSEIS/DSEIR.

For more information on how to participate and comment on the South Line Phase 2 Project, visit the How to Get Involved page. For your convenience, an online response form is provided, or you may contact RT directly.

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