Downtown Davis Parkway Greening Project: community meeting recap

On March 2, 2013, 34 stakeholders and community members met to tour the Downtown Davis Parkway Greening Project sites and discuss the new design. As you may recall from previous posts, the Downtown Davis Parkway Greening Project encompasses the creation of the UC Davis Arboretum California Native Plant GATEways Garden (located between the east end of the Arboretum and the Davis Commons parking lot) and the portion of the Putah Creek Parkway that goes between the railroad tracks and I-80 and connects north and south Davis.

At this meeting participants broke into two groups to tour both sites, then, as often happens here in Davis, a lively discussion ensued! Both pedestrian and cyclist interests were well represented, as were concerns about circulation connections, long term maintenance of the site, project signage, wildlife diversity, and ongoing community involvement. Overall, participants were excited about the proposed improvements and eager for the process to get underway.

For those of you who were able to make it to the meeting, thank you for your feedback! It’s an invaluable part of the design process and a resource that we will continually return to as we finalize the construction documents. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the community meeting, be sure to check out the notes and exhibits. See below.

Look for construction of the California Native Plant Garden to begin this summer!


Site plan with notes from workshop
Summary of workshop comments

To read more about this project, CLICK HERE.

Check out a SLIDESHOW of photos from the event.


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