Preserve and Celebrate Our Downtown Creeks!
Creeks in the downtown are an asset not enjoyed by many cities. The City of Lafayette feels fortunate to have this asset and is working on a Downtown Creeks Plan that can entice more people to shop, dine and linger. The City began work on the Downtown Creeks Plan in September to fulfill a recommendation from Lafayette’s Downtown Specific Plan which was adopted by the City Council in 2012. A consultant team with expertise in landscape architecture, civil engineering and environmental restoration is developing the Plan under the guidance of the City Creeks Committee.
The objectives of the Plan include:
•Identifying creek preservation and restoration opportunities;
•Clarifying creek setback requirements for the downtown;
•Preserving existing trees and riparian corridors;
•Developing standards for how development should relate to adjacent creeks;
•Producing strategies and methods for creek improvements and stewardship;
•Developing opportunities for public access and pathways;
•Preventing property damage by creek processes (flooding, erosion);
•Identifying public safety and environmental concerns.
What's Happening Now:
Earth Day Creek Walks for Downtown Creeks Plan
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Tour Times: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Starting Point: Lafayette Creeks Committee booth at the 11th Annual Earth Day Festival - Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
Each tour will be one hour long and include visits to several sites for potential creekside enhancements between the Lafayette Circle (Shield Block) and the Gazebo at the east end of Golden Gate Way.
A public workshop was held on October 6 to get comments on creek problems and opportunities that should be examined by the Plan. A second public workshop was held on February 2 to share ideas on options for creek enhancements and to discuss priorities. A third public workshop is now scheduled for April 27, 6:30 pm at the Lafayette Library’s Community Hall. At this workshop the City will present the draft plan and review implementation strategies. For more information contact Steven Goetz at 925-525-5527 VIEW ANNOUNCEMENT
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