Outreach Activities

 

There are several ways that individuals can stay informed about the study’s progress and to share comments and insights. Public input received will be considered by the study team. The County wants to develop a project that not only meets the transportation needs of the Reams Road area but is also supported by the community it is intended to serve. The key outreach activities are described below.

 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, income, disability, or familial status. Persons who require language translation or interpretive services, which are provided at no cost, should contact Ricardo Daye, Orange County Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator, at (407) 836-5825 or by email at ricardo.daye@ocfl.net at least seven (7) days prior to a public meeting. Persons requiring special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) may request assistance from the County ADA Coordinator, Dianne Arnold, by phone at 407-836-7588 or by email at dianne.arnold@ocfl.net at least seven (7) days prior to a public meeting.

 

Study Newsletters

 

A study newsletter will be created for the Reams Road Study. Five editions will be prepared, and each edition will provide information on the study’s progress and announce upcoming meetings. Please click here to view  Newsletter #1 (PDF 1361 kb - Posted 9/12/2017).

 

Newsletters will be mailed via U.S. postal service to adjacent property owners.   Individuals may also request a copy of the newsletter by email by completing the form on the Share Your Thoughts tab. Copies will be available at the Orange County Public Library – Windermere Branch.

 

Public Meetings

 

There will be two community meetings during this study. After these community meetings, the study recommendations will be presented to the Orange County Local Planning Agency (LPA)/Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners. Information about each meeting will be posted here along with the meeting materials.

 

Community Meetings

 

Two community meetings will be held during the study at locations in or near the Reams Road study area. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Bridgewater Middle School Cafeteria located at 5600 Tiny Road in Winter Garden, from 6 – 8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to present the range of mobility options identified and improvement alternatives developed that could be applied to the corridor. The second meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 2017. The purpose of Meeting # 2 is to present the study recommendation of the preferred improvement alternative to the public for review and comment prior to the presentation to the Local Planning Agency and Board of County Commissioners. Each community meeting will be publicly noticed at least two (2) weeks before the meeting date through the study newsletter (mailings and emails), newspaper advertisements (Orlando Sentinel and El Sentinel), study website, and County press releases.

 

Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission/Local Planning Agency

Study findings and recommendations as well as a summary of public feedback will be presented to the LPA/PZC two times during the course of the study: first as a work session agenda item (December 2017) and second as a public hearing agenda item (January 2018). During the public hearing, a presentation will be given by County staff, followed by an opportunity for the public to ask questions and/or provide comments.

 

Orange County Board of County Commissioners

The Preferred Improvement Alternative, updated as appropriate based on input received during the LPA work session and public hearing, will be presented to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) as a public hearing agenda item (March 2018). A presentation will be given by County staff, followed by an opportunity for the public to ask questions and/or provide comments.

 

Meeting summaries and additional follow up documentation will be posted as they become available. The County encourages interested persons to continue to visit this website for study updates.

 

Study Contacts

 

The study team for the Reams Road RCA study consists of Orange County’s Transportation Planning Division and the consulting team of Inwood Consulting Engineers. At any time during the study, you may contact the following individuals if you have any questions or need additional information.

Blanche Hardy, PG

Orange County Project Manager

Community, Environmental & Development Services

Transportation Planning Division

4200 South John Young Parkway

Orlando, Florida 32839

blanche.hardy@ocfl.net

(407) 836-0257

Alex Hull, PE

Consultant Project Manager

Inwood Consulting Engineers

3000 Dovera Drive

Suite 200

Oviedo, Florida 32765

ahull@inwoodinc.com

(407) 971-8850

Para información en Español

Si tuviese preguntas, comentarios, o simplemente deseara más información, póngase en contacto

con el siguiente representante para “Reams Road Study”:

Esther Fernández Cañizares, Engineer II

Orange County Public Works Department

Engineering Division

4200 S. John Young Parkway

Orlando, FL 32839

Teléfono: 407-836-7982

Correo Electrónico:  Esther.Fernandez@ocfl.net

La opinión del público sobre el proyecto es muy importante para nosotros

Want to be Involved?

 

The County encourages you to become involved in this Study.  Click Here to be added to our study contact list or to share a comment.

 

Please be aware that under Florida law, that the information you provide (including email addresses and mailing addresses) are public record. This information may be provided to other individuals who may make a request for study information.

 

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