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Five years ago, the City Council approved an Infrastructure Plan that initially included nine projects including a new public safety building, two parking garages, two fire stations and a bike and pedestrian plan, among other projects. Since then, the mix of projects has shifted slightly with the Council pressing the “pause” button on the downtown parking garage and a necessary redesign of future bike boulevards.
The cost of the plan has also significantly gone up with escalating construction costs and changes to the scope of projects. In addition, salaries and benefits of staff working on projects are now budgeted within individual capital projects to more accurately account for the total cost of each project. The current planned cost of the Infrastructure Plan is now $255 million.
The City is in the process of designing and building the nine infrastructure projects identified by Council. A couple are complete, a few are near completion, and more are on their way. Read up on each project to learn more about the status and background of the project.
Over the past year or so, there has been a lot of progress on the Infrastructure Plan including:
Construction of Fire Station No. 3 was completed in March 2020.
Construction of the 627 space California Avenue parking garage is underway. Council has approved the design for the new Public Safety Building, and construction will begin in early 2021.
The Charleston/Arastradero Corridor project will see three milestones this fall with scheduled completion of phases 1 and 2 and bid opening for phase 3.
The Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge construction begins in January 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2021.
Council has pushed “pause” on the downtown parking garage for now and staff plans to bring forward a potential parking guidance system as part of the 2020 budget process as a near term solution.
In late 2018, the Council approved the design of the new Public Safety Building that will start construction following the completion of the California Avenue parking structure.