The Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) has been awarded $795,000 in funding from the Strategic Growth Council Urban Greening Grant Program (Prop 84) for the 16th Street Greenscape Project. CADA was one of the few agencies to receive funding over $75,000 and was one of 50 projects selected out of 260 applicant proposals.
The purpose of the 16th Street Greenscape Project is to:
•Reduce storm water runoff from 16th Street and its sidewalks and reduce water pollution flowing to the Sacramento River
•Significantly increase the amount of permeable landscaped space in the public right-of-way
•Reduce air pollution and increase shade
•Educate the public about the environmental benefits of sustainable streetscape design
•Support and catalyze urban infill development
•Improve pedestrian safety and walkability
•Enhance the physical unity of the 16th Street project area
CADA’s Prop 84 funding award will help to complete the project designs, construct seven intersection bulb-outs, install 16 storm water retention units, and plant 28 street trees.
CADA’s infill project developers are also participating in the construction of 4 intersection bulb-outs, curbs, gutters and sidewalks in conjunction with the publically-funded storm water retention units.
Maintenance will be carried out by the Midtown Property and Business Improvement District PBID, CADA’s project developers/owners, and the Friends of Fremont Park. In addition to these partners, other key partners include the City of Sacramento Departments of Utilities and Transportation, the University of California, Davis Arboretum and landscape design students, 16th Street property and business owners, CADA tenants, and neighborhood residents. Public access to all parts of the project will be unlimited and construction is expected to start in Spring 2013.