NORTH 16TH STREET STREETSCAPE
Photo 1- Existing pedestrian facilities at the UPRR underpass
The City is developing concepts to revitalize the 16th Street and North 16th Street corridor between H Street and Richards Boulevard through streetscape improvements.
The River District Specific Plan, adopted in 2011, envisioned North 16th Street as an area for eclectic and lively arts, entertainment and commercial use that will attract visitors and shoppers. This project will contribute to the goals of the plan through the implementation of improvements to make the corridor attractive and inviting to businesses, customers, and pedestrians. Proposed improvements will include new curb, gutter and sidewalk, landscaping, signage and lighting, along with re-striping the travel lanes to accommodate on-street parking.
This project will create a corridor that is friendly and inviting for pedestrians, and attractive for new and existing businesses and visitors through sidewalk improvements, landscaping, lighting, public art and the addition of parking.
COSTS AND FUNDING
This planning and environmental documentation for this project is funded through a Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Community Design Grant, and through Community Development Block Grant funds from the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
The project team is currently reviewing the existing conditions through the corridor and developing concepts. Preliminary engineering and environmental studies will occur in 2017, along with the preparation of grant applications to pursue additional funding. Final design and preparation of construction plans are anticipated to begin in 2018. Public outreach will occur throughout the duration of the project.
Megan Johnson, Associate Civil Engineer