Is there anything missing from the proposed guidelines?

about 4 years ago
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The proposed guidelines will require an owner or operator to submit a  Construction Management Plan  to the municipality as part of the development application review and approval process, and will include the following minimum criteria:

Project description;Project contact information (Owner and/or Responsible Contractor); Construction schedule; Hours of operation; Site plan; Traffic Control Plan(s) (TCP); Haul routes and staging areas; Pedestrian Management Plan(s) (PMP); Site protection (hoarding) details and aesthetics, if applicable; Signage details; Safety protocols; Overhead crane lifting operation details and locations; Stormwater management plan; Description of noise, dust, and emissions controls. Is there anything missing? 

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  • wdc about 4 years ago
    In the situation where an alternate pedestrian route can only be provided by crossing to the other side of the street (versus installing a temporary sidewalk alongside the construction site) and a marked crosswalk will be provided to highlight this alternate route, how will the crosswalk be marked in the 5 to 6 months of the year when we can't apply paint? Are there alternate methods to mark the crosswalk, aside from the requisite black and white signs? The construction project should not be held up because of the inability to paint the crosswalk, but, the new crosswalk should be marked when the regular sidewalk is blocked off.
  • trees about 4 years ago
    Trees how to protect HRM Trees.
  • brw about 4 years ago
    The guidelines are missing information on what to do when a bike lane is present. The downtown area has most of the construction issues and most of the city's bike lanes. It is important that bike lanes be maintained during construction, rather than merging people on bicycles back into traffic.
  • anthea about 4 years ago
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  • Themis7 about 4 years ago
    In general, I think that the construction protection and temporary sidewalks should just be included in the cost of development, with no subsidies whatsoever. During the construction period, construction is harmful to the neighbouring businesses, not only because of what is does in terms of diversion of traffic and parking, but also because of the noise and unpleasantness of the environment. HRM will bear the cost indirectly. I feel the construction management plan process does not adequately weight the impact of construction on its neighbours and does not require the developer to commit on paper to being a good neighbour by trying to mitigate the worst effects and being proactive in assisting the neighbours to retain business.
  • Jim about 4 years ago
    There should be reasonable construction time frames put in place at the start of a project with appropriate penalties if they are not met.Some projects take far too long.. i.e. the Nova Center is a good example of a project taking too much time.They built the Empire State Building in 1 year surely this much smaller project should have been completed in two years max.
  • wdc over 4 years ago
    The regulations do not appear to include the criteria that the Road Safety Engineer will use to assess the Construction Management Plan. How will the developer know whether to include a temporary sidewalk adjacent to the construction site or require a pedestrian detour to the far-side sidewalk? How will the regulations provide the following direction to the developer, or similar:A walkway should be provided for pedestrian travel in front of every construction and demolitionsite. The developer should work to ensure sidewalk closures are a last resort and only used inunique situations where no practical solution is available.A pedestrian construction route should take precedent over on-street parking and all but onethrough motor vehicle lane in each direction.Thanks.
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    • Admin Commented PlanHRM about 4 years ago
      Each CMP will be very much a site specific document; since each construction site is different, so too will each CMP. For example, if no sidewalk exists on the other side of the street, then a detour may not be possible; or, if a detour is unreasonably long or arduous, then a temporary walkway would be required. As such, the guidelines are not meant to provide prescriptive criteria. The objective of the guidelines is to compel developers/contractors to provide justification for their site considerations and to prove to the Municipality that they have considered the impacts of their project. The guidelines will outline the minimum characteristics that need to be considered and the developer/contractor will need to show (in their CMP) how each item has been addressed.
  • SCG over 4 years ago
    I think the Pedestrian Management Plan needs to require owner/operators to explore all possible alternatives to sidewalk closures. The Spring Garden sidewalk closure is a good example of this.