The area, known as Paseo Santa Fe, encompasses the S. Santa Fe Avenue corridor between Vista Village Drive and Civic Center Drive. The City's vision is to fill the area with retail/shops/restaurants topped with living spaces to revitalize the downtown area. The project is being constructed in three phases. Phase I was completed in 2016.
Phase II (.20 miles): Work began in December, 2017. Phase II extends from Ocean View Drive to Terrace Drive. Crews will begin at Oceanview Drive and work toward Civic Center Drive. Sewer mains will be constructed first, then storm drain facilities and water lines, followed by the undergrounding of overhead utility lines. A roundabout will be constructed at Guajome and Terrace drives. Surface improvements such as landscaping, sidewalks, and lighting will be completed during the final segment. Construction is expected to be completed in March, 2020.
The City will strive to minimize traffic impacts sometimes associated with construction. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to improve the downtown core.
Construction Update: October 24, 2018
DMI will be completing the construction of an 8” sewer line from Oceanview Drive to Civic Center Drive in the next several days. It is anticipated that DMI will start paving this sewer line trench starting as early as today and take approximately 2 to 3 days to complete the sewer line trench paving between Oceanview Drive and Civic Center Drive. Once the sewer main is completed, DMI will start at to Oceanview Drive working toward Civic Center Drive installing a new storm drain system. It is anticipated that DMI will concurrently install sewer laterals on the east side* connecting individual properties to the new sewer main. The City will coordinate the sewer lateral installations with each property to minimize any impacts to the affected properties.
*For the purposes of orientation, it is assumed that South Santa Fe runs north/south. The traffic control configuration will remain unchanged. Guajome Street and Pala Vista Drive will remain open until the construction activities impact these intersections. The City has installed parking directional signs to direct traffic to Mercantile Street for businesses that have direct access onto Mercantile Street, see attached exhibit.