To improve the health and vitality of University Avenue by improving aesthetics, maximizing walkability and creating a unifying streetscape theme.
A study of the University Avenue corridor was conducted to determine the improvements necessary for the revitalization of University Avenue. Community participation is a key component to the redevelopment of University Avenue. Numerous community meetings, public workshops, staff meetings, site investigations, and traffic studies were conducted to ensure that differing viewpoints are considered in project construction. Summaries of the community meetings, handout materials and project concept maps from the public participation workshops are available for review by visiting the University Avenue folder in the on-line Document Center or by browsing the workshop links.
In 2014 the City was awarded a $2.3 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board Proposition 84. The grant funds will be used to replace the median landscaping. The City Council approved the grant award on July 22, 2014.