Potential Striping Changes on Fairmont Drive and Hesperian Boulevard
The City is planning road and pavement improvements on a portion of Fairmont Drive and a portion of Hesperian Boulevard. These improvements require replacement of roadway striping and provide an opportunity to revise the number and width of the travel lanes in these areas. In accordance with the Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan and the City's 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, staff has studied the potential for improving bicycle facilities along these streets.
The City is interested in resident feedback about these proposed changes to Fairmont Drive and Hesperian Boulevard.
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Fairmont Drive between East 14th Street and Hesperian Blvd currently has 3 vehicle travel lanes in each direction and no dedicated bicycle facilities. The striping on the street can be revised to remove a vehicle travel lane and add a bicycle lane with a buffer. If constructed, this change is expected to reduce vehicle speeds and level of service. At peak hours vehicle speeds are predicted to drop from 9 miles per hour to 7 miles per hour.
Hesperian Blvd between Thornally Drive and Springlake Drive also has 3 travel lanes in each direction and has bike lanes for most of the length. The striping on the street can be revised to remove a vehicle travel lane and add a buffer for the existing bicycle lane. If constructed, this change is expected to reduce vehicle speeds and level of service. At peak hours vehicle speeds are predicted to drop from 16 miles per hour to 10 miles per hour.
Davis / Carpentier HAWK Signal
The proposed improvements will install a new High-intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal with Accessible Pedestrian Signal Equipment, improve street
lighting features and signing & striping for crosswalks; and upgrade disabled curb
Pedestrian Crossing Improvements 2017-18 ($250k)
In response to requests for new marked crosswalks or enhancements to existing marked crosswalks, in mid-2017 staff evaluated in crosswalk requests at twenty-four locations. Locations were scored using criteria developed to reflect the relative merit for safety improvements at a pedestrian crossing.
These criteria include factors such as traffic from schools, vehicle traffic, vehicle speeds, pedestrian activity and other considerations which all play a role in the merit for additional improvements at a crossing location.
Recommendations from the Federal Highway Administration's best practices were also applied. More information about those recommendations can be found by visiting fhwa.gov.
The two locations selected for this project are Williams Street at Dolly Avenue and Bancroft Avenue at Haas Avenue.
Pedestrian crossing improvements are anticipated to begin in summer 2019.
This project will be funded using City General Funds.
San Leandro Family Aquatic Center Competition Pool ($5.8M
Boys and Girls Club Pool ($350k)
The project is envisioned to include upgrades to the water filter and recirculation system, replacing buried copper pipes with PVC pipes, and resurfacing the pool. This work is all required by the County Health department and will meet all current standards for indoor pools. The project will repair any leaks or damage to the pool shell that are encountered once the pool is drained. The pool will remain closed to the public until construction is complete. In the interim patrons are invited to swim at the Family Aquatic Center at Washington Manor Park.
This work is expected to take place in fall 2018.
This project will be funded using City General Funds.
Casa Peralta Improvements ($5.35M)
Casa Peralta was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1981 and has a rich and colorful history since it was constructed in 1901. The property operates as a historic house museum and is made available for special events, school field trips, and docent-led tours on limited weekend hours. The caretaker’s apartment is currently used as the office for the San Leandro Improvement Association (SLIA).
A project is underway to develop a conceptual improvement plan for Casa Peralta. Architectural Resources Group of San Francisco was selected as the historic architecture firm to assist the City in developing a concept to make Casa Peralta more historically accurate, aesthetically pleasing, accessible, and possibly a source of future revenue for the City. Other improvements to be identified on the conceptual plan will include basic repairs of the building and grounds to keep Casa Peralta viable. The conceptual improvement plan will be developed based on ideas and goals from City staff and also input from the public and organizations linked to Casa Peralta.
Public outreach meetings began in May 2016 with future meetings to be held to educate residents about the project while gaining public input for the planned improvements. Check the City's calendar for public meeting dates and times.
Washington/Chapman Railroad Crossing Improvements ($1.33M)
This project will construct safety improvements to reduce the number and severity of accidents at the at-grade railroad crossing located at Washington Avenue and Chapman Road. The City is in the process of receiving federal funds to make safety improvements at this crossing. Title 23 of the United States Code, Section 130 provides federal funds for the “Elimination of Hazards” at qualifying railway-highway crossings. Procurement of funding for this project is a cooperative effort between Caltrans, the California Public Utilities Commission, Union Pacific Railroad and the City of San Leandro.
The planned improvements will include:
Construction is anticipated for 2019.
Funding for this project is provided by a Section 130 grant from the Federal government to improve safety near railroad crossings.
East 14th Undergrounding - Phase 2
East 14th Street between 150th Avenue and Thornton Street is part of a utility undergrounding district that was established several years ago. The overall project will relocate the existing overhead wires to underground conduits. The utility companies will relocate their facilities underground. In addition, overhead wires will be moved underground for City street lights. The project is currently being redesigned to incorporate changes to PG&E’s standards. Construction is expected for the summer of 2016.
Neptune Drive Shoreline Flood Protection ($1.2M)
Located along the shoreline at Neptune drive, immediately north of Marina Boulevard, this project will provide protection against shoreline flooding. Permitting, construction and certification of a levee structure across approximately 350 linear feet of low lying land will reduce the risk of flooding to the local neighborhood.
Several hundred properties are FEMA designated "High Risk" Flood Zone. When improvements are completed, the FEMA Flood Zone designation will be changed from "High Risk" to "Moderate to Low Risk"
Construction is planned for year 2020.
Funding for design and permitting of this project has been advanced from City General Funds. Property owners receiving direct benefit from the project will be asked if they want to form an Assessment District to pay for the improvements.
Mulford-Marina Branch Library ($4M)
The existing Mulford-Marina branch library, located at the intersection of Aurora Drive and Fairway drive, has operated since 1962 in a 1200 square foot building that has reached the end of its useful life. The building will be demolished and will be replaced with a new library structure that is approximately twice the size of the current building. Final design of the building will be based upon input from City staff & the community to create a destination for learning & gathering, and providing a facility that will be delight for patrons use for many years. In addition to a substantial library collection, the new building is anticipate to include a meeting room, seating areas with computer access, utilization of the outdoor space, and will employ modern update library technologies. The new building will be designed to meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating.
A grove of trees adjacent to the library is the winter habitat of the monarch butterfly and, as for more than a decade, this library will continue to host educational programs highlighting the annual return of these exceptional creations.
Design will begin in early 2019. Construction is anticipated for 2020.
Funding for this project is provided from the City's General Fund (Capital Improvements)