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Project Milestones


Project Milestones

Antelope Valley Milestones to Date

Date Milestone
August 1995-Spring 1996 Process Committee develops Public Involvement Process and Work Plan for the Antelope Valley Study.
June 1996 Formation of Advisory Committee.
September 1996 Town Hall 1 identifies Eight Purposes & Needs of the Study and develops over 100 solutions.
Fall 1996 Study Team analyzes and screens over 100 potential options.
November 1996 Super Commons (Mayor, City Council, County Board and Planning Commission with UNL and LPSNRD representatives) approves the early portions of the Antelope Valley Study.
March 1997-July 1997 Advisory Committee reviews over 100 community revitalization, transportation and stormwater solutions and creates four alternative packages of the best solutions.
July 1997-November 1997 A draft of the best Single Package Plan is developed by the Advisory Committee for public review.
November 1997 Town Hall 2 reviews the Draft Single Package.
December 1997 Super Commons recommends the Draft Single Package as part of City-County Comprehensive Plan.
August 28, 1998 City Council approves the Amended Draft Single Package but asked Three Partners to further study "5 specific Issue Areas."
September-October 1998 After many public meetings, Advisory Committee reaches consensus on "5 Issue Areas."
November 16, 1998 City Council approves the "5 Issue Areas" as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
January-September 1999 Study Team and Advisory Committee prepare and revise preliminary Functional Design Plans on Phase 1 of the Amended Draft Single Package.
April 1999 Partners send Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to federal government.
May 4, 1999 City Council approves the Amended Draft Single Package as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan but asked that the "P" Street proposal be revisited.
June 2000 Federal government deems DEIS complete and ready for public review and comments.
June 2000 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deems the Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Assessment complete and ready for public review and comments.

Upcoming Milestones

The optimistic timetable for the first set of governmental approvals would be the Fall of 2000, with possible construction beginning in the Fall of 2001 and taking six to 10 years to complete. Next steps possibly (optimal time line) include:

Date Milestone
July 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2000 Open Houses to review and ask questions on Amended Draft Single Package, Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Assessment, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and the proposed Phase 1 Projects.
July 29, 2000 Bus Tours of the proposed Phase 1 Projects. Several translators available for non-English speaking area residents.
August 1 and 2, 2000 Town Hall 3 and public hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Assessment of Effects Report and the Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Assessment.
August 1 and 2, 2000 Joint Antelope Valley Authority (JAVA) sponsors public review and hearings on the Amended Draft Single Package and the proposed Phase 1 Projects.
Fall 2000 The City gives first round approval to the Amended Draft Single Package as Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Phase 1 Projects funding.
Winter 2000 Other federal, state and local agencies and entities review and grant other necessary governmental approvals.
Fall 2000 to Summer 2001 JAVA carries out the next stage of functional design, budgeting and pre-construction activities.
Estimated start: Summer 2001 Three partners approve Implementation Phase of the Interlocal Agreement, permitting JAVA to carry out implementation and construction of the Phase 1 Projects.

Construction begins and takes five to nine years to complete the Phase 1 Projects.
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Antelope Valley Study - "The Big Picture"