A rendering of Baker Beach Green Street improvements on El Camino del Mar
between the Lands End trailhead and the Legion of Honor
On Thursday, October 17, the SFPUC is hosting a public meeting about their upcoming Baker Beach Green Street project, designed to manage stormwater and improve water quality at Baker Beach.
The project is focused on enhancements in two corridors: El Camino Del Mar between the Legion of Honor and the Lands End Trailhead, and on Sea Cliff Avenue between 25th and 26th Avenues.
From the project website:
During heavy rains, stormwater can overwhelm the City’s combined sewer system and contribute to neighborhood flooding and discharges into the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. Rain gardens, permeable paving, and other green infrastructure technologies are stormwater management technologies that take advantage of the natural processes of soils and plants to slow down and divert stormwater runoff so it does not overwhelm the sewer system. Green infrastructure also cleans stormwater onsite before it enters our sewer system.
The Baker Beach Green Street is one of eight green infrastructure projects the SFPUC is planning to build throughout the City in the next few years. These projects are part of the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), a multi-billion dollar citywide investment to upgrade our aging sewer infrastructure now and for generations to come.
The project’s goals are to improve water quality at Baker Beach and China Beach and reduce localized flooding by integrating rain gardens into existing parkland and neighborhood, and introducing permeable concrete to reduce stormwater runoff.
The October 17 Community Open House will be the first community gathering about the project, which is in planning mode until next summer. Designs will be finalized from Summer 2014 to Spring 2015, with construction kicking off in summer 2015 and lasting until Summer 2016.
The meeting will take place from 6:30pm until 8pm at Katherine Delmar Burke School, 7070 California near 32nd Avenue.
Thanks to reader Amy for the tip.
Sarah B.5:01 am | Posted under Events, Green | 9 comments