For the past 22 years the Streetscape Master Plan has been maintained and regulated jointly by staff members from Public Works, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, and the Redevelopment Agency. During that time staff members and stakeholders have observed both successes and challenges, and the City Revitalization Manager has organized a cross-departmental team to capture those observations in the proposed revisions. Some of the initial issues identified include, but are not limited to: ADA access (stamped concrete in particular), lack of uniform irrigation system standards, outdated materials and product standards, and an inconsistent infrastructure maintenance and ownership pattern resulting in dying vegetation and missing improvements.
The revision process is now nearing completion and is currently scheduled to be heard by the City Council on August 14, 2019. As previously mentioned, this is an update to an existing plan and so the revisions focused primarily on construction and design standards that were not functional or had other identified concerns. This included modifying the existing, stamped concrete pattern with a more ADA compliant grid pattern, revising the tree well design to provide a larger natural surface area and more pedestrian walk space, and reformatting the document to make it more user friendly and easier to update in the future. In addition, a separate document was created containing ideas and concepts that were not recommended by the stakeholder committee for adoption at this time but that merit future consideration by the Council.
Please contact Aric Jensen, AICP, with any questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments and suggestions may also be made at the Council meeting on August 14th.
- Proposed Streetscape Standards Draft Date 16 July 2019
- Proposed Streetscape Details 27 June 2019
- Downtown Streetscape Handbook Steps
- Redevelopment Agency Streetscape Notes
- Redevelopment District No. 1 Streetscape Master Plan (Amended)
- Downtown Streetscape Handbook Revision Presentation (September 2018)
- Urban Tree List Concept