R Street Phase I Improvements Project
10th Street to 13th Street
The R Street Streetscape Improvements Project, 10th to 13th Street is the first phase in a series of streetscape projects for the R Street Corridor. The improvements project reconstructed the R Street public right-of-way enhancing the vehicular and pedestrian environment in anticipation of redevelopment within the three block area. The project was joint effort between the City of Sacramento and the Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA).
The project’s design was based on the R Street Urban Design Guidelines for 10th to 18th Streets which was approved by City Council in 2006.. The design goal was to keep R Street’s past and current industrial warehouse spirit while providing the necessary amenities and accessibility for the corridor’s future.
The basic design features include:
- New pedestrian walkways with 4 inch curbs
- New concrete roadway surfaces
- Designated on-street parking, including current perpendicular parking
- Safe corners and crosswalks
- Pedestrian-style street lighting
- Preservation of historic elements (e.g., rail line)
- New drainage system
- ADA-compliant accessibility
Additional streetscape features include:
- Decortive streetlight poles
- Sidewalk plaques reflecting the area’s history
- Banners attached to the streetlight poles
- Artistic bike racks and art pieces
- A pedestrian archway leading to the 13th Street Light Rail Station
- Two decorative columns marking one end of the historic district
- An archway spanning R Street at 10th Street marking the other end of the historic district.
In the July 2006, the City, through a formal selection process, hired a consultant team lead by Mark Thomas and Company (MTC) to complete the project’s design and obtain the necessary state (CEQA) and federal (NEPA) environmental approvals to begin construction. Final Design was completed in January 2010 and formal construction bids were requested later that summer. Tiechert Construction, the lowest responsive bidder, started construction in September 2010. The construction was completed in January 2010.
Federal Transportation Funding: $1,488,000
CADA Tax Increment and R Street Bond Proceeds: $1,482,000
City of Sacramento CIP: $ 955,000
SACOG Community Design Grant: $4,665,000
Project Funding Uses
Design Budget: $1,200,000
Construction Budget $7,093,000 (management and contingency included)
City Project Manager: Zuhair Amawi, Associate Civil Engineer, Project Manager ▪ 916-808-7620 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org
CADA Project Manager: Todd Leon, R Street Development Manager ▪ 916-323-1272 ▪ Cell 916-508-4272 ▪ Email: email@example.com
Design Concept: Moore, Icafano, Goltsman Inc.
The Engineering Design Team:
Engineering and Project Team Leander: Mark Thomas & Company
Environmental Study: PAR Environmental Services
Landscape Architect: Brent Thrams from Acanthus Studio
Lighting Design: Y and C Transportation Consultants
Geotechnical: Blackburn Consulting
Community Outreach: The Hoyt Company now HDR.
Construction Contractor: Teichert Construction