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Ripon leaders examine how North Pointe will be funded
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What’s a Public Facilities Financing Plan?

For the City of Ripon, it’s the preparation of a comprehensive, efficient and implementation applying to the North Pointe Specific Plan.

The Ripon City Council will look to Goodwin Consulting Group to do just that at tonight’s meeting.

“Now that the majority of the NPSP has been completed, an infrastructure financing and implementation plan needs to be prepared in order to identify how the specific infrastructure and amenities will be funded,” Director of Planning Ken Zuidervaart said in his staff report.

North Pointe is a major project taking place in the northeast part around the Mistlin Sports Complex.

Several workshops were held as part of the process to establish an overall vision and development criteria for approximately 310 acre area along Highway 99 and frontage road to the south, Jack Tone Road to the west and Fulton Avenue to the east.

Thus far, the Specific Plan has been a sketch of neighborhoods with plazas, Paseo and trail, boulevards, pedestrian parks, wider streets and roundabouts. Also included in the plan is mixed commercial use and possibly hi-tech businesses or medical offices.

The Goodwin Consulting Group would take from here, completing the scope of work at a proposed maximum budget of $34,000.

 “They are highly qualified for this type of work and have an excellent track record,” Zuidervaart said.

Goodwin would join the likes of Rasmussen Planning Inc. / Gates + Associated (Specific Plan contract, $184,000) and Basecamp Environmental (Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report contract, $90,500), bringing the total to $308,520 on North Pointe.

The 7 p.m. open session will take place in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.