Carriage Stone & Monticello Sidewalk Project

Overview

Residents in the Carriage Stone – Monticello neighborhood submitted a petition for the installation of sidewalks in this development. In 2023, the planning and engineering will commence for this project, starting with first identifying challenging sections of where a sidewalk may go followed by a public meeting with residents to present the sidewalk alignment and methods to address obstacles. If details can be completed with resident approval, construction would be planned for 2024.

Agendas + Minutes

Project Updates

January 26, 2024

Revised Carriage Stone and Monticello Sidewalk Cost Opinion Study

Recently, the Carriage Stone and Monticello Drives Sidewalk Study was reviewed by Village Engineer Tim Lannon to verify the length of the project sections as well as the estimated project costs for construction, which were originally used to establish the estimated property assessment amounts per-parcel. Several errors were discovered in the data used in the original study. The following is a description from Mr. Lannon of the errors discovered: 

“It has come to our attention that there were errors in the Monticello and Carriage Stone Sidewalk Cost Opinion Study worksheet handed out at the 8/10/2023 Streets and Sidewalk Committee meeting that was also used in the 9/22/2023 Survey of residents in the study area. The primary impact of the error was the substantial over-estimation of costs for the Carriage Stone Drive study sections 1 and 2 as indicated on the map. The corrected version reduces project costs in those sections by 34% and 46% respectively. Other aspects of the cost study were reviewed and revised with a general reduction of about 15% across the board in other study sections. I regret the error and apologize for the inconvenience.”

At the December 11, 2023 Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting, it was discussed that Option 2 from the sidewalk survey presented to residents was the option with the greatest interest. This option proposed a sidewalk on the south side of Carriage Stone Drive only at an estimated per-parcel assessment cost of $9,850. Using the corrected and revised length and project cost numbers, the estimated assessment for this section of the project is reduced to $6,500 per parcel. This section is labeled as Section 1 on the maps and diagrams previously distributed. 

Attached with this memorandum is the updated sidewalk cost opinion study and sidewalk section map from Tim Lannon and CT Consultants. The goal of the Village Administration is to ensure that the information used in the analysis of project options is correct and factual, and that this information is available to the public. We apologize for the error and thank you for your understanding.

September 22, 2023

Village administration sent a survey to obtain individual feedback from each residence within the neighborhood (or abutting property) to indicate sidewalk preferences.  Responses must be received by October 15th.   Survey results and next steps will be discussed at a November Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting.

Survey responses may be submitted 3 ways:

  1. Online:  www.chagrin-falls.org/survey (neighborhood homeowners) or www.chagrin-falls.org/citadel (citadel homeowners)
  2. In-person/Mail:  Village Hall at 21 W. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls OH 444022
  3. Phone:  440-247-5050 x2875

August 10, 2023

A Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting was held on August 10, 2023 at 7 PM with residents of Carriage Stone Drive and Monticello Drive for the village administration to present the conceptual analysis of the idea of adding sidewalks to the neighborhood.  The presentation from this meeting is available here for reference or downloading.  This includes an overall preliminary layout of where sidewalks could be located throughout the neighborhood, as well as areas with challenging terrain that would be considered.  The sidewalk plans are shown in a segmented “a la carte” fashion with the estimated costs of each segment shown.  It is possible that sidewalks could be done in any combination of the segments shown, or none at all.  A survey will be sent in the near future to all affected property owners soliciting their opinions and feedback.  Survey feedback will be presented to village council for review and a decision made at a future public meeting on how to proceed with this project.