Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Three of the original concepts... I think these are the best to choose from so far.
These are two new concepts and I think they are awful. The park area is raised up and doe's not invite people into the area from Crocker Park at all. Put a parking lot on top of the freeway... one hell of a way to use newly create public space!!! That office area is about as boring as they come.
These renderings are concepts that were selected and modified from the original 12 concepts that were presented in 2004. The original plan was to deck the freeway from Capitol Mall to R Street, the plan was then reduced down to two block stretch because significant constraints emerged with the three block full-decking concepts.
The project would be funded by Federal TransportationAppropriations, Federal Highway Administration National Corridor Planning and Development Program totaling about $5 million. About $1 million comes from local funding, $300,000 From Caltrans community-planning grant. The full cost to build this project range from $50 million to $500 million depending on which design is selected by the City Council and city committees.
Future financing for design and construction is likely to come from a varity of public and private funding sources.
Present Alternatives to Community (Project Study Report)
Present to City Council
Complete Project Study Report
Complete Project Report/Environmental Document
The current planning and environmental phase is anticipatedto be complete by 2011.