21 ST STREET | PASO ROBLES, CA
Owner/Client: City of Paso Robles
SvR Role: Landscape Architecture & Civil Engineering
Construction Cost: 2.5 million
Start Date: 2010
End Date: 2011
21st Street is a commercial and residential street near the Paso Robles Event Center, home of the California Mid-State Fair. The street, one of four railroad crossings in town, was established decades ago in a natural drainageway. SvR’s civil engineers and landscape architects prepared a concept plan for five contiguous blocks of 21st Street, between Vine Street and Riverside Avenue, transforming them into a green, complete street that meets several objectives, including:
- Containing the 10-year storm within the street section
- Increasing groundwater recharge
- Improving pedestrian and bicyclist mobility
- Reducing sediment into the Salinas River
The City was awarded a $1 million grant in 2011 and hired local engineering firm - Cannon - to complete the design and prepare construction documents. SvR was tasked to monitor the design process so that conceptual sustainable strategies would become realities during construction.
Thank you to Cannon for many of the images in this series.