A capital project adds to the City’s infrastructure. Projects include such things as constructing curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and public access ramps. Examples of capital projects might include the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, constructing the Newhall Metrolink Station, and realigning and upgrading Railroad Avenue. Additionally, constructing storm drains, widening roads, installing and upgrading traffic signals, and improving roadway conditions by realigning, striping, overlaying, and slurrying roads contribute to improving the City’s infrastructure. Capital projects also include right and left-turn pockets, installing sewers, constructing or upgrading roadway medians to beautify the City, etc.
The City receives numerous requests for improvements each year. Engineering staff organizes all requests into a logical format. Staff can then evaluate the pros and cons of each proposal and recommend appropriate projects to be included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program, utilizing available funds.
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The City of Santa Clarita, in collaboration with the County of Los Angeles, is excited to announce the construction of the new Sheriff’s Station facility is underway. The existing station, currently located at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, was built in 1972. Since then, the population has increased and extended to the eastern and northern areas of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will include a 46,552 square foot main station building and detention facility, along with a 4,165 square foot vehicle maintenance facility, a communications tower and a helipad. The facility will be centrally located on City-owned property on Golden Valley Road, between Centre Pointe Parkway and Robert C. Lee Parkway.
The construction of this project was divided into three phases: Phase III A, III B, and III C.
In June 2018, the City Council awarded contracts for Phase III A, which consisted of Onsite Grading and Improvements. The onsite pad grading and retaining walls, drainage improvements, traffic control and demolition are now complete. In January 2019, the City Council awarded contracts for Phase III C, which consists of Offsite Improvements. Construction of the Golden Valley Road improvements have started, including street modifications, median modifications and the extension of utilities to the project. In May 2019, the City Council awarded the contract for Phase III B, which consists of Onsite Vertical Construction. The Notice to Proceed was issued on June 20, 2019, and the construction of the Sheriff’s Station building, detention facility, helipad, parking and landscaping is underway.
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is expected to be operational in early 2021.
For more information about the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, please contact Lisa Campos, at (661) 255-4326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Canyon Country Community Center
A new and larger community center is coming to Canyon Country! The existing community center in Canyon Country is located on Flying Tiger Drive at Sierra Highway. This small but mighty site was intended to be a temporary location until a permanent and larger facility could be built for the surrounding community. Work is underway to prepare the site for the new Community Center.
The new Center will be built on a city-owned six-and-a-half acre site located near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway.
Based on Resident feedback, the future Canyon Country Community Center design includes the following:
• computer technology
• arts and crafts
• community and fitness rooms
• open turf play area
• flexible outdoor spaces for events
• play area, walkways and landscaping
• demonstration kitchen (to be used for teaching)
The City of Santa Clarita’s first inclusive play area is coming to Canyon Country Park! The play area, which will include elements that welcome those of all abilities, is in design and is planned to open in late 2019.
Playgrounds offer many opportunities to develop physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills. An inclusive play area provides a balance of play experiences to build these skills. This project will include the design and construction of a new inclusive play area where everyone, regardless of ability or age, will be able to play, learn and grow together.
The play area will be “western” themed, fully shaded, and will measure approximately 8,500 square feet upon completion. It will also include seating areas for children and adults, new landscaping of the area immediately surrounding the play area, and have accessible connections to existing walkways, trails, parking, preschool facility, restrooms and the picnic shelter.
The City held three public outreach meetings to obtain community input and feedback about the project, which will result in an enjoyable play area that provides the physical and social interaction for people of all ages and abilities.
For more information about the new inclusive play area project at Canyon Country Park, please contact Elena Galvez at (661) 255-4911 or email@example.com