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Arts Master Plan

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The City of Santa Clarita commissioned the Arts Master Plan to create a long-term roadmap for arts, entertainment, and cultural development throughout the community over the next 10 years. The plan addresses several areas of specific interest: public art, Old Town Newhall Arts and Entertainment District, arts education, governance of the arts, cultural facilities, venues and spaces, supporting artists and arts organizations, arts funding, creative economy, marketing the arts, and celebrating diversity. The Arts Master Plan also builds on a two-phased Cultural Arts Master Plan adopted in 1997 and 1998, as well as other documents created under the guidance of the City of Santa Clarita Arts Commission.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Present the Percent-for-Arts Ordinance for all new public capital projects to the City Council (Arts Master Plan Recommendation 1.3)
  • Develop and Amphitheater Feasibility Study (Arts Master Plan Recommendation 5.1)
  • Draft a report that addresses future development of a community arts center (Arts Master Plan Recommendation 5.3)

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Develop the first annual work plan with the Arts Commission and present to City Council for consideration

Progress Updates:

  • The draft plan was made public January 2016; the City Council and Arts Commission took place on January 19 to discuss the plan.
  • The Arts Master Plan was approved by the Arts Commission on February 11, 2016 and adopted by the City Council on March 8, 2016.
  • The first Annual Work Plan and the Public Art Planning and Selection Process proposal was developed by the Art Commission and both were adopted by City on September 27, 2016.

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the Arts Master Plan and present to the Arts Commission and City Council

Arts Masters Plan
Arts Master Plan Research Appendix

Contact: Arts and Events Administrator Phil Lantis | (661) 250-3787 | E‑mail Phil Lantis


Canyon Country Community Center

Conceptual-Site-Master-Plan---6-21-2016_thumbnailThe City is currently working on the development of a new Canyon Country Community Center located on the northeast corner of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway. The goal is to have construction finished and programming implemented by 2020.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Complete environmental review process for the Center
  • Complete the architectural and landscape construction document
  • Acquire supporting properties

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Present the site Master Plan for the new Canyon Country Community Center to the City Council for consideration
  • Obtain CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) approval for environmental site review.
  • Finish preliminary Civil Engineering for design of the site.
  • Continue discussions with adjacent property owners (private, public agency).
  • Commence Mint Canyon Channel improvements design.

Progress Updates:

  • Community Center Master Plan was approved by the City Council on June 28, 2016.

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete site Master Plan for new Canyon Country Community Center and begin design process

Contact: Parks Planning Manager, Wayne Weber| (661) 255-4961 | Email Wayne Weber

 

 


Dockweiler Drive to Lyons Avenue

The City is working to complete the environmental and Public Utilities Commission process for the construction of Dockweiler Drive to Lyons Avenue.

Year 3: Goal 2017-2018

  • Complete the environmental and Public Utilities Commission process for construction of Dockweiler to Lyons

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • Complete the environmental and Public Utilities Commission process for construction of Dockweiler to Lyons

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  •  CheckBox-2020Complete the public outreach process and incorporate the public’s comments into the Draft Environmental Impact Report

Progress Updates:

  • The project was presented to Placerita Canyon residents at their March 9, 2016 meeting, and comments were incorporated into the Draft Environmental Impact Report.

Contact: Associate Engineer Carla Callahan | (661) 286-4130 | E-mail Carla Callahan


Golden Valley Road Bridge Widening Project

Golden Valley Road Bridge

The Golden Valley Road Bridge Widening Project will add an additional two lanes of travel, one in each direction, for a total of four through lanes on the bridge, as well as a dedicated left turn lane to access the southbound State Route 14 and two left turn lanes to access the northbound State Route 14. The project will also add a pedestrian walkway on the north side of the bridge and a bike path on the south side of the bridge.

Year 2: Goal 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Complete construction of the bridge project

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete bridge structure and roadway approaches, bringing the project to approximately 80 percent completion.

  • Cost: $11 million

Live Construction Cam

Contact: Senior Engineer Harry Corder | (661) 290-2290 | E-mail Project Management


Homelessness Strategies

Homelessness StrategiesThe City is currently working with community partners to address the homeless issue and provide strategies for access to services and enforcement of laws.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Continue weekly encampment inspections and monthly clean-up services and continue Arundo removal in areas where necessary to reduce attractiveness to camp
  • Connect the homeless living in the river with appropriate services, and support non-profits who serve the homeless
  • Working with Bridge to Home on a long-term solution to shelter and provide services

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Conduct monthly clean-up services of river encampments, and continue river encampment inspection program and Arundo removal in areas where necessary to reduce attractiveness to camp
  • CheckBox-2020Connect the homeless living in the river with appropriate services, and support non-profits who serve the homeless
  • CheckBox-2020Working with Bridge to Home on a long-term solution to shelter and provide services

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016:

  • CheckBox-2020Conduct monthly clean-up services of river encampments and continue river encampment inspection program
  • CheckBox-2020Connect the homeless living in the river with appropriate services and support non-profits who serve the homeless
  • CheckBox-2020Work with Bridge to Home on a long-term solution to shelter and provide services

Visit the Bridge to Home Website


Next Generation Strategy for City's Traffic Signals

Traffic SignalsThe City is developing a Next Generation Strategy for the City’s traffic signal system that will prepare the City for future changes such as connected vehicles.

Year 3: Goal 2017-2018

  • Replace new generation traffic controllers at 28 intersections

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • Implement Traffic Control Management System
  • Upgrade Traffic Operations Center
  • Replace new generation traffic signal controllers at 28 intersections

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Work with a consultant to evaluate and select appropriate technology to upgrade and/or modernize existing infrastructure and develop a 10-year Communications Infrastructure Master Plan

 


Newhall Ranch Road Bridge Widening Project

Newhall Ranch Road BridgeThe Newhall Road Bridge Widening Project will widen Newhall Ranch Road bridge over the San Francisquito Creek to eight lanes.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Continue construction

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the environmental process
  • CheckBox-2020Complete the environmental and design for the project
  • CheckBox-2020Complete the construction bid and award
  • CheckBox-2020Begin construction

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the environmental, design and specifications

Contact: Associate Engineer Balvinder Sandhu | (661) 255-4954 | E-mail Balvinder Sandhu


Open Space and Trails in Gateway Ranch and Taylor Property

Open Space Trails Gateway RanchThe City is in the process of developing Open Space Recreational Access to Gateway Ranch and the Taylor property.

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • Complete the construction of the parking lots and staging areas that access the Gateway Ranch and Taylor properties

Progress Update:

  • Parking lot improvements for the Gateway Ranch Open Space area are complete
  • Staff is currently designing a parking area to access the Taylor property off the Old Road, including fencing, signage and parking spaces
  • Construction of the Taylor Property un-authorized vehicle control gate is complete
  • Construction of the parking area and access gates will begin with the ongoing trail construction by volunteers. It is anticipated that volunteer trail construction will take a year or more to complete

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the Master Plan and identify budget, and begin Master Plan for the Taylor site

Open Space and Trails in Newhall Pass

Open Space Trails Newhall PassThe City is currently in the process of acquiring more open space and working to connect the trail systems in Newhall Pass.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Continue trail improvements in the Newhall Pass open space properties

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Complete acquisition of the McHaddad properties
  • CheckBox-2020Begin trail improvements on Gateway Ranch

Progress Updates:

  • 262 acres of Open Space was acquired by the City in 2015.
  • Trust for Public Land obtained grant approval from the Wildlife Conservation Board in February 2017.  The close of escrow and transfer of property to the City is expected by end of March 2017.

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete acquisition of “Gateway” properties and identify a trail connection from the existing Gates-King open space and trails to Gateway Ranch open space (these are identified on the Crest to Coast Trail Plan)
  • CheckBox-2020Complete acquisition of the McHaddad property
  • CheckBox-2020Begin trail improvements

 


Railroad Avenue Trail

Railroad Avenue TrailThe City is working to complete the design for a Class 1 bike trail along the east side of Railroad Avenue from Lyons Avenue to Oak Ridge Drive.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Secure project funding

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Continue to meet with affected stakeholders to discuss project and its impacts
  • Finalize conceptual design plans
  • Complete estimate of probable costs and conceptual design report

Progress Updates:

  • Completed the record data search and compiled information on existing facilities easements and obstructions
  • Completed stakeholder meetings with one of the three stakeholders
  • Conceptual design currently underway 

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020 Reach out to stakeholders to obtain record information on all utilities, facilities, easements and obstructions
  • CheckBox-2020Meet with affected stakeholders to discuss project and its impacts
  • CheckBox-2020Begin conceptual design

Contact: Senior Engineer Kerry Breyer| (661) 255-4984 | E-mail Kerry Breyer


Santa Clara River Trail

Santa Clara River TrailThe City is working with partners to develop the Santa Clara River Trail from Lost Canyon to Sand Canyon and the remaining portions of the Sand Canyon Trail.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Complete construction of Sand Canyon Trail III
  • Complete design, permitting and acquire easements for Sand Canyon Trail Phase IV-VI
  • Complete construction of Sand Canyon Trail Phase V

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Complete construction of Sand Canyon Trail III
  • Complete design of Sand Canyon Trail IV-VI

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the preliminary design and engineering costs estimates for the Sand Canyon Trail

Contact: Park Development Administrator Tom Reilly | (661) 286-4129 | E-mail Tom Reilly


Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center

SCV Senior CenterThe City is working with the Senior Center and LA County to support the construction of the new Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in the Five Knolls community.

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Adopt a MOU with the Committee on Aging to facilitate plans for the new Senior Center facility
  • CheckBox-2020On July 14, 2015, staff presented the land use and conceptual architectural plans and design to the City Council for approval. The Council approved Master Case #15-304 to revise Vesting Tentative Tract Map 060258, which included a Senior Center
    • The Five Knolls project, site of the future Senior Center, received City Council approval on July 14, 2015.
    • The City Council committed to appropriating $3 million toward the cost of a new Senior Center facility.
  • Ensure the transfer of the land to the Committee on Aging/Senior Center

Progress Updates:

  • As part of the approval, the City Council included a condition of approval that required the transfer of ownership of the subject parcels to the respective groups (YMCA & Senior Center). The condition of approval specifies that this must be done prior to insurance of building permits on the senior units. Planning, in coordination with Building and Safety, will be working on with the developer.

Visit the Senior Center Website


Saugus Library Center

Saugus LibraryThe City intends to locate, design, construct and program a Saugus Library Center by 2020. The building will act as both a library and community center for the Saugus neighborhoods.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Complete site acquisition for selected locations
  • Begin architectural and engineering design process

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Develop a Master Plan for the proposed Saugus Library Center and recommend a site
  • CheckBox-2020Engage the Saugus community on site selection and design of the Saugus Library Center
  • Begin the design process for the Saugus Library Center

Progress Updates:

  • The Community Needs Assessment was completed with more than 1,500 resident survey responses and multiple community engagement meetings.

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the Saugus Library Center Need Assessment and present it to the City Council for consideration
  • Develop a Master Plan for the proposed Saugus Library Center and recommend a site

Saugus Library Center City-Wide Survey Results
Needs Assessment for the Saugus Library Center
Santa Clarita Public Library Strategic Plan
Santa Clarita Facility Master Plan

Contact: Deputy City Manager, Darren Hernandez | (661) 255-4922 | E-mail Darren Hernandez


Tennis Center, Central Park Phase IV

Tennis CenterCentral Park’s 1998 Park Master Plan calls for the design and construction of a Tennis Center. Phase Four of Central Park, the Tennis Center, is being designed with between 8 and 12 lighted tennis courts and a restroom/office facility with a public check-in counter.  Also included in this design are additional parking and circulation and a lighted ADA walkway to the dog park.

Goals for 2015-2016:

  •  CheckBox-2020Complete the design of the Tennis Center at 
    Central Park

Contact: Project Development Coordinator Bryan Peck | (661) 284-1408 | E-mail Bryan Peck


Via Princessa Expansion

Via PrincessaThe City is working to complete the design and environmental analysis of the expansion of Via Princessa between Isabella Drive and Golden Valley Road.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Work with affected stakeholders for project support
  • Issue RFP (Request for Proposal) for project design

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Work with affected stakeholders for project support
  • Issue RFP (Request for Proposal) for project design

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  •  CheckBox-2020 Complete the Environmental Impact Report present it to the City Council for consideration

Contact: Senior Engineer Harry Corder | (661) 290-2290 | E-mail Harry Corder