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Uptown Streetscape Concept Plan

  1. 1. Uptown StreetscapeUptown Streetscape Concept PlanConcept Plan City of YucaipaCity of Yucaipa
  2. 2. UPTOWN IMPROVEMENTS Conceptual Plan (Partial) The Streetscape was designed initially to accommodate the existing 4-lane configuration of Yucaipa Blvd. The Streetscape was designed initially to accommodate the existing 4-lane configuration of Yucaipa Blvd.
  3. 3. Bird RockBird Rock CommunityCommunity To transform Yucaipa’s Uptown into a pedestrian- oriented shopping district, a 2-lane Boulevard configuration with roundabout intersections was proposed and a field trip to Bird Rock Community, south of La Jolla was undertaken.
  4. 4. Originally, much like Yucaipa Blvd., La Jolla Blvd. was a 4-lane arterial traversing a commercial district, yielding an unfriendly pedestrian environment and producing limited economic vitality. La Jolla Blvd.La Jolla Blvd. 20032003
  5. 5. La Jolla Blvd.La Jolla Blvd. 20102010 After Bird Rock installed the roundabouts, landscape medians, sidewalks, and additional parking and landscaping, the pedestrians returned along with economic vitality.
  6. 6. La Jolla Blvd.La Jolla Blvd. Council members, some Planning Commission members, staff, various committee members, and the public at large attended the Bird Rock Community field trip. The roundabouts were observed and generally found to be operating effectively and efficiently. Vehicles, trucks, and buses of all sizes navigated the single lane roundabouts with no difficulty.
  7. 7. DesignDesign FeaturesFeatures With parallel parking on one side of the street and angled parking on the other side, sufficient area is available for cyclists and waiting vehicles.
  8. 8. Current DesignCurrent Design Yucaipa BoulevardYucaipa Boulevard 11stst St. to California St.St. to California St. Includes roundabout intersections at 2nd Street and California St., angled parking on the south side, parallel parking on the north.
  9. 9. California St. to Adams St.California St. to Adams St. Current DesignCurrent Design Yucaipa BoulevardYucaipa Boulevard Streetscape components include colored concrete sidewalks, cobblestone pavers at intersections and crosswalks, and landscaping.
  10. 10. Yucaipa Blvd.Yucaipa Blvd. StreetscapeStreetscape Conceptual 3-dimensional view. Looking East to California Street
  11. 11. Yucaipa Blvd.Yucaipa Blvd. StreetscapeStreetscape Two-lane configuration, landscape planters, angled parking (conventional shown) on one side, parallel on the other.
  12. 12. Yucaipa Blvd. @Yucaipa Blvd. @ California St.California St. Roundabout intersection showing clock/water feature concept, raised oversized-vehicle lane, and pedestrian guardrails.
  13. 13. ‘‘Z’ CrosswalkZ’ Crosswalk Forces pedestrians to face on-coming traffic for safer crossing. Roundabout configuration also results in the pedestrian crossing a single lane at a time.
  14. 14. Reverse AngleReverse Angle ParkingParking Backing into an angled parking space provides a number of safety features:  Pulling into traffic is safer than backing into traffic.  Trunk and rear vehicle loading occurs at the sidewalk.  The open door serves as a natural barrier keeping children from darting into the street.
  15. 15. ProjectProject FinancingFinancing The streetscape project will be primarily funded by Redevelopment Agency revenue. Only property taxes collected from parcels within the Redevelopment Project Area are used for the Uptown project. Homeowners outside the project area do not contribute to Redevelopment Agency funds. Redevelopment Project Area Redevelopment Project Area
  16. 16. Uptown Business DistrictUptown Business District Specific PlanSpecific Plan The streetscape project is one step of a multi-step process toward the revitalization of Uptown Yucaipa. Currently, the City is in the process of updating the Uptown Business District Specific Plan, originally adopted in 1995. The plan provides the long-term design and development strategy for the Uptown. Major components of the Specific Plan include land use and design, where promotion of a “downtown” mixed-use character is one of the primary objectives.
  17. 17. Issues to be addressed in the Specific Plan amendment include the following: Parking – options such as reduced parking requirements, public and/or joint use parking lots, and in-lieu-fee provisions will be considered. Architectural Standards – determine the need to further establish a consistent architecture for Uptown buildings. Development Standards – potentially amend the existing development standards to better yield the desired building form outcome. Land Use – evaluate and possibly modify the list of allowed land uses as provided by the Development Code; review the residential density limits.
  18. 18. Additional InformationAdditional Information Construction: The streetscape project is anticipated to start construction in Spring, 2011, and is likely to take approximately 6 months to complete. The construction will include removal of the entire street, curb and gutter, and sidewalk. Preliminary construction phasing plan would propose removing and constructing one half of the street, one block at a time. The intent is to keep two lanes of traffic open on Yucaipa Boulevard during the construction period. Construction meetings will be held with Uptown business and property owners at regular intervals prior to, and during construction. Contact Information: For questions or comments regarding the proposed Uptown Streetscape improvements, or the Uptown Plan in general, please contact: Paul Toomey 909-797-2489 ext. 247 ptoomey@yucaipa.org

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