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Bayside Park ADA Improvement

Description

Overview

Due to age and damage from root uplift, the park was deemed no longer code compliant for accessibility. The entire park will be refurbished including grading of many areas of the park, replacement of all paths, benches and trash/recycling receptacles. Nearly all landscaping will be replaced, including new trees that will be placed to prevent future root uplift of paths, and drought tolerant, heavily native plants to better reflect our environment. The approximately half acre park also provides access to the San Rafael Sanitary District’s pump #24, so a vehicle path is included as part of the design.

As a condition of the original 1971 San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (SFBCDC) permit, the curb running along the entire park will become a no parking zone in order to provide a dedicated bike lane. This parking/bike lane change will become effective as soon as construction is complete and the park reopens.

In collaboration with the City of San Rafael, the County of Marin is developing conceptual plans for potential future efforts on this stretch of roadway which will facilitate restoration of on-street parking and will likely include bike lane improvements and traffic flow changes, pedestrian crossing and signage modifications. We anticipate introducing concepts to the community in the near future and look forward to receiving community feedback on these proposed improvements.

Funding

The project is estimated to cost $626,000 with accessibility improvement funding allocated from the County General Fund.

Timeline

May 2020

  • Design Completed

May–June 2020

  • Bidding Process

Summer–Fall 2020

  • Permit application to SFBCDC

February 2021

  • Bird Nesting Survey and Tree Removal

Late April 2021

  • Construction Begins

August 2021

  • Target Completion
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