The World Heritage Office and Public Works Department completed an infrastructure assessment within the World Heritage Buffer Zone and identified an overall need of $46.5 million. This assessment includes $14.8 million for street improvements for 70 miles of roadway, $23.5 million for 50 miles of sidewalk gaps, and $8.2 million to bury utility lines.
The 2017-2022 Bond Program allocated a total of $37 million to World Heritage-related projects. Approximately $25 million is committed for improving key corridor streets in the area, such as Roosevelt Avenue, S. Presa Street, Mission Road, and Southcross Boulevard. Further, approximately $5 million is dedicated for a comprehensive World Heritage Trail signage and wayfinding package to orient residents and visitors, as well as $2.25 million for general park rehabilitation improvements and land acquisition. Lastly, an investment of $5 million is allocated for a new facility that could serve as an orientation center, exhibit, and community space in the World Heritage area.
Of the $25 million for improving key corridor streets, there is a combined $13 million investment for Roosevelt Avenue in the 2017-2022 Bond Program. The City will also receive $5.6 million in federal funding for a total project amount of $18.6 million. Since early 2019, the City and Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), the project consultant, launched a robust public input process between March 2019 and June 2020 to generate feedback on roadway options and pedestrian amenities from residents, neighborhood groups, and businesses in City Council Districts 3 and 5, as well as the public. This process allowed the project team to learn more about the concerns and transportation needs, and ultimately develop a conceptual plan for the corridor.
An overview of the Roosevelt Avenue Project is available here.
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Additional information can be referenced in the appendices of the plan available here:
Appendices A and B
Appendices C2 and C3
Appendices C4 and C5
Appendices G2 and G3