At its April 16, 2019 meeting, the City Council awarded SWA Group, a landscape architecture and urban design firm, with a contract to prepare the Downtown Action Plan (“Action Plan”). The sub-consultant team of Fuscoe Engineering and Dudek provide expertise in the areas of civil engineering and arboriculture. The Action Plan is an action item of the Landscape and Scenic Highways Element.
The scope of work for the Action Plan includes the identification of existing conditions, an evaluation of opportunities and constraints, the creation of a plan to address downtown trees, and the drafting of a plan to make improvements to the downtown infrastructure. Specifically, the Action Plan will provide details and recommendations regarding the following: (1) hardscape design, (2) street furnishings, (3) street lighting, (4) a visual inspection and documentation of existing trees and tree wells for purposes of planning future sidewalk and street improvements, (5) locations for new public art installations and pedestrian gathering spaces, (6) landscape design, and (7) phasing and implementation.
The concept plans were introduced at the December 3, 2019 City Council meeting, and direction received at the meeting will be incorporated into a complete first draft of the Action Plan to be presented to the Planning Commission on March 4, 2020. The Action Plan will return to the City Council on March 17 or March 31, 2020 for adoption.
To review renderings for the Lower Forest and Lower Broadway projects referenced in the February 25, 2020 City Council mid-year budget update, see the Additional Documentation section below.
Presentation to the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce
(Introduction to the Downtown Action Plan Concept Plans)
Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Forest Avenue
Refer to the Tuesday, December 3, 2019 presentation for background information
Chamber of Commerce Updated Presentation 01-24-20
Downtown Action Plan Public Meeting
(Question and Answer Session)
Monday, January 13, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Community & Susi Q Senior Center, 380 3rd Street
Downtown Tree Inventory
For more information about the project, please contact: