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File #: 19-0223    Version: 1 Name: CD2 - Queen Mary Island Gondola System
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/4/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/12/2019 Final action: 3/12/2019
Title: Recommendation to request City Manager to work with Urban Commons, The Wave team and other key stakeholders to determine the cost of a Feasibility Study pertaining to the development of a Gondola System connecting Downtown Long Beach with Queen Mary Island; and Request City Manager to work with Urban Commons to identify key stakeholders to create a multiparty partnership to conduct an initial Feasibility Study pertaining to the development of a potential gondola system connecting Downtown and Queen Mary, and identify potential public and private funding sources to begin the initial feasibility study.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER JEANNINE PEARCE, SECOND DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN LENA GONZALEZ, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN SUZIE A. PRICE, THIRD DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER REX RICHARDSON, NINTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 031219-R-15sr.pdf, 2. 031219-R-15 Revised.pdf, 3. 031219-R-15 Corresp. Building and Construction Trades.pdf, 4. 031219-R-15 Corresp. Hoffman.pdf, 5. 031219-R-15 Corresp. IBEW Local 11.pdf, 6. 031219-R-15 Corresp. Urban Commons.pdf

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Recommendation to request City Manager to work with Urban Commons, The Wave team and other key stakeholders to determine the cost of a Feasibility Study pertaining to the development of a Gondola System connecting Downtown Long Beach with Queen Mary Island; and

 

Request City Manager to work with Urban Commons to identify key stakeholders to create a multiparty partnership to conduct an initial Feasibility Study pertaining to the development of a potential gondola system connecting Downtown and Queen Mary, and identify potential public and private funding sources to begin the initial feasibility study.

 

DISCUSSION

As Long Beach's Downtown continues to grow with new developments for housing, business, and entertainment, more mobility solutions are needed. One possible solution is a gondola system to transport residents and visitors from Downtown Long Beach to Queen Mary Island.

 

Urban Commons is working on the concept of a gondola system as part of their development project. Secondly, they are seeking to work with several potential partners to assist with a portion of the costs required for an initial study.

 

This request asks for Urban Commons to identify potential partners such as any interested properties, the City, the DLBA, LB Transit, Metro, developers and others to partner and assist with the commission of the initial study.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

It is anticipated this request will have a fiscal impact, but is unknown at the time. This action should include staff reviewing implementation options and associated costs. Any potential public participation in this project will be identified by the City Manager.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

JEANNINE PEARCE

COUNCILMEMBER, SECOND DISTRICT

 

LENA GONZALEZ

COUNCILWOMAN, FIRST DISTRICT

 

SUZIE PRICE

COUNCILWOMAN, THIRD DISTRICT

 

REX RICHARDSON

COUNCILMEMBER, NINTH DISTRICT