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Project: Rio Vistas Improvements

Description: River LA seeks to construct three new multi-benefit street-end pocket parks along the Los Angeles River in the Elysian Valley, at Clearwater Street, Coolidge Street, and Newell Street. River LA indicates they have “moved 100% construction drawings through entitlements/permits, and continue to conduct ongoing community engagement.” The project intends to divert and/or infiltrate runoff draining from approximately 5 upstream acres using low-tech improvements including pavement removal, swales and planted areas. The improvements include removing existing street-end barriers to access to the river bikeway for pedestrians and bicyclists. New vegetation to be planted will assist with reducing heat island effect, and create green spaces. River LA proposes to contract with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps for monitoring and ongoing maintenance, to be paid out of their matching funding.

Reference Number: 3810P011841

Implemented By: River LA

Objective: River LA seeks to construct three new multi-benefit street-end pocket parks along the Los Angeles River in the Elysian Valley, at Clearwater Street, Coolidge Street, and Newell Street. River LA indicates they have “moved 100% construction drawings through entitlements/permits, and continue to conduct ongoing community engagement.” The project intends to divert and/or infiltrate runoff draining from approximately 5 upstream acres using low-tech improvements including pavement removal, swales and planted areas. The improvements include removing existing street-end barriers to access to the river bikeway for pedestrians and bicyclists. New vegetation to be planted will assist with reducing heat island effect, and create green spaces. River LA proposes to contract with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps for monitoring and ongoing maintenance, to be paid out of their matching funding.

Type: Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Infrastructure Improvement, Water Management, Research/Planning (including Science), Other, Recipient to Specify Projects in Future

Total Cost: $578,700.00

Project Status: Preliminary/Planning

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $578,700.00
Prop. 1, Urban Creek (LA River)11/28/2018$578,700.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationOther  
Recreation/Access/InterpretationNew/Improved Public Access (other than coastal)  
Infrastructure ImprovementSite Amenities/ Access Improvements (benches, parking, piers, etc..)  
Infrastructure ImprovementWater Quality Infrastructure  
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Best Mgt. Practices  
Research/Planning (including Science)Water Quality Treatment Technology  
Other   
Recipient to Specify Projects in Future   

Water Action Plan Target

    
Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description

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