Staff is requesting City Councils approval of Resolution No. 2021-25, thereby accepting New Mexico Finance Authority Grant Agreement and Project No. PG-5620 for a planning grant in the amount of $50,000.00. These funds will be utilized to update the City of Gallup Growth Management Master Plan (GMMP) and create a Comprehensive LEDA Plan.
This project will also include updating the Facilities and Parks Element of the GMMP by creating a comprehensive Parks Master Plan. 150k was set aside in a separate project to create a stand alone Parks Master Plan in 2019, however since the GMMP already includes a Parks Element the 150K will be utilized to do a comprehensive study of the City's existing Parks and Recreation infrastructure and develop a Parks and Recreation Master Plan Element within the GMMP itself so as not to have two separate stand alone plans.
The Economic Development Element of the GMMP will also be updated and beefed up to create a more comprehensive Economic Development Element which will include a Tourism component within. The Economic Development Element can act both as an element of the overall GMMP or as a stand alone plan when needed to develop Economic Development strategies.
The GMMP also includes a Transportation Element. The City of Gallup currently has a "Transportation Study and Plan" that was completed in April of 1992. That plan has not been updated since then. As part of this project the City will include development of a new stand alone Transportation Master Plan. The Transportation Element of the GMMP will reference the newly created Transportation Master Plan. The City will utilize 350K from the Emergency Infrastructure Grant No. 20-E2755 to complete the Transportation Master Plan component of the project.
The overall RFP for the project will include all of the components addressed above in order to eliminate having to issue multiple RFP's for multiple projects.
In addition to approving Resolution No. 2021-25 to accept the 50K planning grant from NMFA, staff is also asking Council to approve the re-allocation of the 150K for the stand alone Parks Master Plan project to the Growth Management Master Plan (GMMP) Update project to include a Parks Master Plan Element and to allocate 350K from the Emergency Infrastructure Grant No. 20-E2755 to the Transportation Master Plan portion of the project.