Presentation on theme: "Ohio Planning Conference ~ Transportation Connects Ohio Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East- West."— Presentation transcript:
Ohio Planning Conference ~ Transportation Connects Ohio Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East- West Connector/ Tiger Grant
Ohio Planning Conference ~ Transportation Connects Ohio Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East-West Connector/ Tiger Grant Session Presenters: Jeff Zimmerman/ Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council, Columbus Chamber of Commerce Ben Ritchey/ President, Acadia Group LLC Dan Haake/ Project Manager- Freight Planner, CDM Smith Thom Slack/ Planning & Engineering Administrator, Ohio Department of Transportation Ryan Scribner/ Executive Director, Pickaway Progress Partnership
Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East-West Connector/ Tiger Grant Presentation Objective Regional collaboration as a means to – strengthen economic opportunity/ develop economic competitiveness – Develop regional cross-sector ownership – Identify a winning strategy Outcomes/ Regional Impact – attract federal/ state funding support – Job creation/ Infrastructure investment – Sustainable economic development
Central Ohio Strategic Location, Global Reach makes Logistics a significant economic sector
The Pickaway East West Connector aka Rickenbacker Intermodal Connector 2012 USDOT TIGER Grant application Project Benefits This project will be the last segment of a vast and impressive partnership between an array of stakeholders including: Columbus Regional Airport Authority Ohio Department of Development/ JobsOhio Norfolk Southern Railroad Ohio Department of Transportation Franklin County Board of Commissioners CSX Railroad leveraging over $490 million in public and private investments. Once complete, the project will create an efficient freight corridor between regional, national and global markets. It will maintain the roads in a state of good repair while allowing Rickenbacker Airport and Intermodal Facility to handle the increased commercial traffic resulting from the Heartland Corridor and the Panama Canal expansion
The Pickaway East West Connector aka Rickenbacker Intermodal Connector Project Benefits alleviate existing commercial traffic congestion create a road network to handle increased freight handling at Rickenbacker for the next 20-30 years. create additional opportunities for industrial growth in Region opens opportunities to create 12,000 new jobs and add $15.1 billion dollars into Ohio’s economy over the next 30 years “This is something important. Something that’s going to make a difference in the lives of hundreds – if not hundreds of thousands – of Americans. Whole industries and jobs are created in this way. Not just the construction and the engineering jobs needed to build this road. But also jobs for the truckers that will drive this road… and the manufacturers who’ll make the goods they carry… and the retailers who’ll sell them.” - Anthony Foxx/ U.S. Sec’y. of Transportation- excerpt of remarks at the Pickaway East- West Connector Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, April 2014
Rickenbacker Inland Port roadway projects- over $92 million in transportation improvements: Improve traffic flow/ Create greater efficiency
Phase 1A Widen and re-align Duvall Road to a total of three lanes from US 23 to Ashville Pike Build a bridge over the railroad on Duvall Road Phase 1B will widen Ashville Pike from Duvall Road to Rickenbacker Parkway. Future Phases Phase 2 will widen Duvall Road and Ashville Pike from three lanes to five lanes. This project needs to be designed and construction is expected to begin in 2015. Phase 3 will reconstruct a new interchange at US 23 and SR 762. Pickaway East West Connector/ Rickenbacker Intermodal Connector
Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East-West Connector/ Tiger Grant Ben Ritchey/ President, Acadia Group, LLC The Big Picture- Opportunity driving Strategy/ Private Sector Collaboration….
Private Sector Collaboration Discussion Points – Focus: Private Sector Involvement in Infrastructure Projects – Approach: Columbus Region Logistics Council (CRLC) Approach to Infrastructure Projects
Private Sector Collaboration CRLC Organization – Regional Logistics Firms – Industry led Advisory Board – Focus on Logistics Economic Development – Part of Columbus Chamber/2020 – Started: 1970- Inland Port Commission, 2008-CRLC – CRLC has 4 committees: Infrastructure, Business Environment, Technology, Workforce
Private Sector Collaboration CRLC Infrastructure Approach – Gathers Freight Regional Players (public, private) – CRLC does not own/operate, only collaborates – Gathers specific infrastructure needs (i.e., Rickenbacker missed deals, congestion) – Targets funding opportunities (i.e., Ohio Stimulus, TIGER) – Organizes CRLC interested members to support – Collects private sector funding, when needed
Private Sector Collaboration How in Involve Private Sector in Projects – Focus on specific projects of interest to CRLC members – Match project needs to funding opportunities – Determine CRLC role(s) Support, case study, funding – Private Sector Funding Role/Needs Grants to Projects (not investments), combine with public sector funds, unique justification (ROI)
Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East-West Connector/ Tiger Grant Dan Haake/ Project Manager- Freight Planner, CDM Smith Strategy creating winning grant funding- Collaboration, Momentum, Communication….
It’s Not Easy Four Attempts Staff Transitions Leadership Changes Technology Issues Wrong Assumptions Benefit/Cost Politics
Building a Partnership Regional Partnership – Franklin County Engineer – ODOT/CRAA – Columbus Chamber/CRLC – Obetz – MORPC Ability to sell as a private sector need Importance of CRLC and RICC
Telling the Story Think Globally, Act Locally Last piece in a global puzzle – Over $500 public investment, just needed this last piece Division of labor – Everyone had a role
Asymmetrical Grant Diplomacy The Rickenbacker Story Advocacy on the Hill Rep. Stivers and Senator Brown Fly-in to visit Secretary LaHood Power of the story today
Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East-West Connector/ Tiger Grant Thom Slack/ Planning & Engineering Administrator, ODOT District 6 Project details, status, uniqueness- Public/ Private partnership components ….
Ohio Department of Transportation John R. Kasich, Governor Jerry Wray, Director Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration Pickaway East/West Connector Project Delivery Thomas Slack, P.E. Administrator, Planning & Engineering ODOT, District Six July 15, 2014
In order to qualify for TIGER funds the project needed to meet: Federal requirements, including NEPA An aggressive schedule
Public Input I want the rest of the community of Duvall bought out. We want the path around Duvall and want our home left alone What kind of landscaping or buffering will be installed? Project should not be considered if ever. Such ventures have a history of never materializing as planned.
Public Input Please come to a decision on this project. Many of us have put our lives on hold. I am not opposed of the project in general, I just want to move on with my life as do many others. You have held enough meetings and have informed the community well. So after these comments reach you on August 9, survey the people of Duvall and then make a decision. Thank you for the opportunity to express my thoughts and concerns.
Project Schedule Construction starting in 2012 Environmental cleared November 2011 Design of First Phase (including overpass) 8 months Acquisition of Right-of-Way 5 months
Project Schedule Accomplished thanks to: Use of available funds Concurrent design and review Prompt railroad agreements Transfer of properties along Ashville Pike
Result The Pickaway East/West Connector: Met the timeline of the TIGER program Will provide for safer, more efficient freight movement to and from the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal and surrounding sites.
Session 2B: Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration- The Pickaway County East-West Connector/ Tiger Grant Ryan Scribner/ Executive Director, Pickaway Progress Partnership Rickenbacker Development Project Impact- Public-Private collaboration go forward….
RYAN SCRIBNER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR PICKAWAY PROGRESS PARTNERSHIP Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration The Pickaway County East-West Connector
Northern Pickaway County Rickenbacker Development Area Tremendous potential Norfolk Southern Intermodal Location Developable acreage Cooperative Local Government Big Questions… Infrastructure Competitive Incentives Accessibility
Northern Pickaway County Rickenbacker Intermodal Development Area
“Alphabet soup” - JEDD’s - AMA - CRA - TIF - PILOT - CEDA - TIGER
Northern Pickaway County Rickenbacker Intermodal Development Area Opportunities Unprecedented interest from development community New projects – Attraction & Expansion Reinvigorated planning discussions amongst local government stakeholders
Northern Pickaway County Rickenbacker Intermodal Development Area Challenges Workforce Infrastructure Conflicting land use interests Preservation of 23 Corridor