Top Takeaways from RPNA General Meeting (10/21)

The RPNA held its Fall general meeting on 10/21. Key takeaways are as follows:

  • CalTrans begins construction to widen I-80 bridge in January, and is expected to last 5 years.  Impacts to RP include significant construction noise, moving and raising the existing sound wall, and a new pedestrian/bike path on the bridge that will connect to the new bike trail.  CalTrans’ slide deck with new info including displays is available here: https://riverparksacramento.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CalTrans.pptx 
  • City project to pave bike trail on/below levee (Two Rivers Trail) will be commencing in coordination with the Army Corp bank protection project.  The paving of the trail will begin at the H Street bridge when the Army Corp completes its project at that location, likely in 2023.  The City’s slide deck is available here: https://riverparksacramento.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CityTrT.pdf 
  • The ArmyCorp bank erosion protection project is expected to begin as early as December, removing nearly all trees and vegetation between H Street bridge and the bend in the river. Planting of new trees and plants planned for 2023.  The project start date is highly dependent on weather/river conditions, and may be further delayed.  The ArmyCorp project overview (which contains old timelines) is available here: https://riverparksacramento.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/AarmyCorpFaQ.pdf 
  • The private student housing development, previously planned for the Newman Center property on the corner of J and Carlson, is now on hold due to cost increases associated with saving a portion of the existing redwood trees.  The developer is re-assessing but nothing is planned in the near-term.  
  • Volunteers needed to help plant 25 trees as part of the RP Tree Canopy Project planting on the morning of Nov. 20.  If you are interested in helping, register at: https://bit.ly/riverparkplanting1120 

Our next board meeting is 11/18 at 730pm via Zoom. All residents are welcome to join, and we will distribute an agenda in advance with instructions for how to join. 

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