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Rain Gardens along Sunset Boulevard
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Wide streets with large landscaped areas provide many opportunities for improving stormwater management in the area. The project design is the result of extensive community input that assessed the community’s priorities for improving the local landscape, such as habitat enhancement, trail access, educational opportunities, and pedestrian amenities.

The rain garden design concepts reflect the natural topography and soil conditions of Sunset Boulevard, which are incredibly supportive of stormwater infiltration. Proposed rain gardens along Sunset Boulevard can improve stormwater management for more than 20 acres of paved surfaces in the Sunset District.

Another exciting feature of this project is the Learning Lab that is being designed to provide an educational setting on a variety of related subjects including stormwater and the hydrologic cycle, conservation, ecology, biology, native plants, and other environmental topics. Local schools are helping us program this Learning Lab and create related curriculum.

This Project Will

  • Manage 4.0 million gallons of stormwater each year
  • Enhance habitat for local plants and wildlife
  • Provide community space and beautify the Sunset District
  • Create real life green science opportunities for local youth

Image of Concept A for Sunset Boulevard Greenway
Tiered Rain Gardens at 36th Avenue and Noriega Street
Image of Concept B for Sunset Boulevard Greenway
Learning Lab at 37th Avenue and Quintara Street

Project Timeline

  • Planning:Winter 2013 – Spring 2014
  • Design: Spring 2014 – Summer 2015
  • Construction Pilot Phase: Completed - April 2016
  • 2 Phases, completed between Summer 2016 – Spring 2021

What to Expect During Construction

  • There will be noise, vibration, dust, parking and traffic impacts in work zone.
  • Residents near the work zone will maintain access to their homes.
  • Parking will be prohibited in the work zone during work hours. Please see posted signs for exact details.
  • A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a yellow safety vest and hard hat.
  • A short interruption of water service when crews are making connections to new pipe. Advance notice will be given.
  • To minimize construction duration and impacts to the community, construction crews will be working weekdays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Crews will coordinate with schools in the project area to avoid construction activities during drop-off and pick-up times
Last updated: 2/23/2021 2:28:28 PM