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Preliminary Design and Workshop

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July 21, 2015
City Council awarded the contract for the 12th Street Improvement Project (Spring to Fresno) to Souza Construction (for items a, b, & c listed in the staff report, only) in the amount of $2,038,920. July 21, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes, see Item 8.

February 17, 2015
City Council approved the preparation of bid documents for the 12th Street project modified to include an increase of curb radius by 2 feet approximately 150 feet west of Vine Street, then continue with a 36-foot wide road to Fresno; provide a wider radius for the curbs west of Vine Street, and make sewer lateral upgrades available for property owners at their own expense. February 17, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes, see Item 12.

January 22, 2015
A second public workshop was held and approximately 16 residents attended.

November 18, 2014
The project was presented to City Council at their November 18, 2014 meeting. City Council directed staff to schedule a second community workshop and present the revised plan. November 18, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes, see Item 18.

July 2, 2014
As part of the preliminary design process, staff held a community workshop on July 2, 2014, with the surrounding residents of the 12th Street project.

June 3, 2014 City Council confirmed the conceptual plans for 12th Street (Vine St. to Fresno St.) as adopted by the Council Ad Hoc Committee and as applied for a Proposition 84 Grant. See June 3, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes, Item 11.

May 15, 2014
The Regional Board received 117 applications and on May 15, 2014, the City was notified that we were one of 27 Cities selected to receive a grant. Based on the Ad Hoc recommended designed the grant amount is $1,150,000.

A combination of Proposition 84 funds and supplemental tax revenue has been earmarked for project funding and preliminary design got underway in January 2014.

Grant Application

November 2013 The City of Paso Robles is pursuing a Proposition 84 Grant to fund an upgrade of five continuous blocks of 12th Street, between Fresno Street and Spring Street to a "complete/green" street that meets several objectives, including:

  • Reduce the volume and intensity of stormwater runoff;

  • Increase groundwater recharge;

  • Improve pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety, thus improve community health and reduce air pollution;

  • Shade the street with trees; and

  • Promote infill and redevelopment.

12th Street will be upgraded to park-like street with traffic calming features, bicycle lanes, natural drainage features, multiple shade trees, and storyboards explaining the design for the public.  The project also includes upgrading an underground waterline in 12th Street from a 6 inch line to an 8 inch line.

12th Street has a mix of existing uses located along it, including commercial and residential.  12th Street transitions from lower density single family development to multi-family residences to more intensive commercial uses from Fresno Street at the west end of the project site toward Spring Street at the downtown commercial core.  The street was established decades ago in the natural drainage course of Fern Canyon Creek.  12th Street functions as a tributary for approximately 500 acres of upland land.  Currently, stormwater cannot infiltrate due to paving and storm drains that convey stormwater directly to the Salinas River.  Large storms flood the street, cause erosion, and create traffic hazards.  The project area is entirely within a disturbed urbanized area.


Figures 1-3 and 5-6 [pdf:3.88mb]

Figure 4: Project Plan and BMP Map [pdf:2.78mb]


Initial Study [pdf:3mb/25pp]

Project Contact Person

Ditas Esperanza, Special Projects Engineer
(805) 237-3861 


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