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File #: O-205-19    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 4/17/2019 In control: Law Department
On agenda: 4/30/2019 Final action: 4/30/2019
Title: Authorizing the closure of the pedestrian concourse over Summit St. connecting to the Four Seagate parking garage and the city-owned Imagination Station property; authorizing the demolition of said concourse; authorizing an amendment to the May 25, 1983 Concourse Agreement with the George F. Eyde Family, LLC, as successor in interest, and IST Theatre, LLC; authorizing an indemnity agreement with IST Theatre, LLC; authorizing the Commissioner of Transportation to take actions necessary to address safety issues related to removal/demolition of the concourse; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Eileen Granata
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review 4/23/2019, 2. Audio: City Council 4/30/2019
Label
Bridge Concourse Closure
Law
E. Granata (x-1034)

Title
Authorizing the closure of the pedestrian concourse over Summit St. connecting to the Four Seagate parking garage and the city-owned Imagination Station property; authorizing the demolition of said concourse; authorizing an amendment to the May 25, 1983 Concourse Agreement with the George F. Eyde Family, LLC, as successor in interest, and IST Theatre, LLC; authorizing an indemnity agreement with IST Theatre, LLC; authorizing the Commissioner of Transportation to take actions necessary to address safety issues related to removal/demolition of the concourse; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The Imagination Station (the Toledo Science Center) is working with private funders and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to construct an approximately 8,200 sq. ft addition to the existing Imagination Station facility for the development of a 300-seat large format digital theatre and additional retail or exhibit space. The Theatre will have a 58 foot screen with the ability to play traditional and 3D films. The site plan for the addition to the building has been approved by the Toledo Plan Commission.

In order for this project to proceed it is necessary that the overhead pedestrian concourse connecting to the Four Seagate parking garage and the Imagination Station building (the "Bridge Concourse") be removed. As required by Toledo City Charter Section 190, the Plan Commission approved this change to public infrastructure as part of the project site plan on March 14, 2019.

While the crosswalks at the street level providing access to Imagination Station are ADA compliant, the administration believes that it is important to review additional potential upgrades to improve accessibility, including making the underground concourses that run between the Vistula parking garage and Imagination Station more accessible by improving access through adjoining doors. As funds for...

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