Greening project slated for Sutter Avenue in San Pablo

Greening project slated for Sutter Avenue in San Pablo
Bioswale example from the City of Los Altos via the City of San Pablo

By Kathy Chouteau

The City of San Pablo is hosting a virtual “Community Workshop” tonight at 6 p.m. to share info surrounding the Sutter Avenue Urban Greening Project and to garner input.

The project is slated to install stormwater treatments on Sutter Avenue, a flat-topography residential road in the City’s southwestern region that is a high-risk flood area, per the City. Green infrastructure including bioswales and suspended pavement systems are proposed as part of its green street retrofits, while other components would aim to help reduce traffic speeds, enhance pedestrian safety and encourage the growth of trees there.

According to City officials, the workshop will cover: Proposed stormwater treatments; proposed curb ramp, sidewalks and other accessibility improvements; the potential impact on street parking; and ways to get involved.

A second Community Workshop will be held in mid-to-late July at a date and time to be announced.

To join tonight’s webinar, click here; the passcode is 227105. To check out the project website, click here. For more info, contact Ronalyn Nonato at 510-215-3060 or [email protected].