Alta Plaza Park (North)

Alta Plaza Park (North)
Water Conservation
Improvements
Community Meeting #1
February 4, 2014
Agenda
• Welcome & Introductions
• Other Park Deficiencies
• Program and Project Background
• Park Analysis & Proposed Concept
• Discussion and Public Comments
• Next Steps
Ground Rules
• Keep to the agenda
• Turn off cell phones
• Raise your hand to speak
• Direct comments to the facilitator
• Be respectful when others speak
Working together will make this a productive meeting!
Purpose of Meeting
To provide an opportunity for public
input on the planning for water
conservation improvements at Alta
Plaza Park.
(Please direct facility maintenance questions to Zack Taylor at
[email protected] Thank you.)
Other Park Deficiencies
• Sidewalk Seepage
• Park Pathways
• Excessive Weeds
Sidewalk Seepage
Condition:
Constant water seepage onto
sidewalk. Water is from
undetermined source(s).
Status:
Working with Sup. Farrell’s
office to request General
Funds for french drain behind
retaining walls.
Park Pathways
Condition:
Deteriorating, uneven
pathways
Status:
Working with Sup. Farrell’s
office to request General
Funds for pathway
replacement at Scott St.
entrance.
Temporary paving repairs
through work order.
Excessive Weeds
Condition:
Excessive weeds on the
newly planted south side,
possibly due to disturbance
of seed bank.
Status:
Consulting with Delta
Bluegrass to restore nomow grasses. Contractor to
assist. Good recovery
expected in 90 days from
start of work.
Purpose of Meeting
To provide an opportunity for public
input on the planning for water
conservation improvements at Alta
Plaza Park.
(Please direct facility maintenance questions to Zack Taylor at
[email protected] Thank you.)
Project Team
Marvin Yee, PM Capital
Zack Taylor, Ops Manager
Andrea Alfonso, Land. Arch.
Lizzy Hirsch, Land. Arch.
Amanda Dougherty, PM
RPD
RPD
DPW
DPW
PUC
Program Background
• 2012 “Clean and Safe” Park Bond – Water Conservation Program
• SFPUC’s Grant Assistance for Large Landscape Retrofits Program
• Maximize water savings through conservation and innovation
 Replace irrigation system
 Improve system design and efficiency
 Plant no-mow lawn
 Plant lawn alternative
Program Background
Alamo Square - $1,318,485 Grant Award
• Replace irrigation system
• Replace irrigation controller
• Install booster pump
• 3.26 MGY savings (37% reduction)
Balboa Park - $120,180 Grant Award
• Replaced booster pump
• Replaced irrigation controller
• Improved watering coverage
Jefferson Square Park - $1,063,980 Grant Award
• Replaced entire irrigation system
• Installed state-of-the-art irrigation controller
• Installed “no mow” grass
• Installed drought-tolerant shrubs
• 2.14 MGY savings (30% reduction)
Jefferson Square Park
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5-acre park in Western Addition neighborhood
$1.06M grant from SFPUC to RPD
2 years of planning, design, and construction
30% reduction in high water-use turf grass, new irrigation system
Estimated Water Savings of 2.14 MGY
JEFFERSON SQUARE PARK
BEFORE & AFTER
JEFFERSON SQUARE PARK
BEFORE & AFTER
JEFFERSON SQUARE PARK
BEFORE & AFTER
Alta Plaza Park
NEED FOR WATER CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS
• Antiquated irrigation system (30+ years old)
• Corroded quick coupler line (70+ years old)
• Difficult-to-maintain lawn on steep slopes
• Remove lawn at top of retaining walls
• Drought emergency declaration
Alta Plaza Park
WATER CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS
• Replace irrigation system
• Replace quick coupler line
• Replace unusable turf with plantings,
where appropriate
• Install weather-based smart controller
 Estimated 39% water-use reduction = 2.5 MGY
Project Details
• Water Conservation Program
• 2012 “Clean and Safe” Park Bond ($583,407)
• PUC Large Landscape Retrofit Grant ($583,407)
• Unified landscape scheme for entire park
Planning Process & Schedule
• Community Meetings (February – March 2014)
• Meeting #1 – Introduction and Public Input
• Meeting #2 – Draft Plan and Public Input
• Commission Approval (May)
• Construction Documents (June – August)
• Advertise, Bid and Award (September – December)
• Construction (January – April 2015)
• Completion – Grand Opening !!!
Existing Conditions
AL Park
Alamo
Square
Park
Alta Plaza
Eroded Sloped Areas Facing Playground
Existing Conditions
AL Park
Alamo
Square
Park
Alta Plaza
Eroded Hillside at Central Slope
Existing Conditions
AL Park
Alamo
Square
Park
Alta Plaza
Playground Planting Areas in Poor Condition
Existing Conditions
AL Park
Alamo
Square
Park
Alta Plaza
Sloped Park Entrance at Scott Street
Existing Conditions
AL Park
Alamo
Square
Park
Alta Plaza
Park Edge Condition at Jackson and Steiner Streets
Existing Conditions
AL Park
Alamo
Square
Park
Alta Plaza
Entrance Planting Opportunity at Jackson Street
Site Analysis
Alamo
SquarePark
Park
Alta Plaza
Proposed Planting Modifications
Alamo
SquarePark
Park
Alta Plaza
Entry Planting Variations
Alamo
SquarePark
Park
Alta Plaza
Slope Planting Variations
Alamo
SquarePark
Park
Alta Plaza
No Mow
Ceanothus and Arctostaphylos Mix
Understory Planting Variations
AL Park
Alamo
Square
Park
Alta Plaza
Arctostaphylos and Ceanothus Mix
Coffeeberry, Monkey Flower and Fern Mix
Public Comments
• Opportunities & Constraints
• Use Patterns
• Unique Site Considerations
• Other Considerations
Proposed Planting Modifications
Alamo
SquarePark
Park
Alta Plaza
Contact Information
Please submit additional comments to:
Marvin Yee, Project Manager
Recreation and Park Department
30 Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor
S.F., CA 94102
Phone:
Fax:
E-Mail:
Website:
(415) 581-2541
(415) 581-2540
[email protected]
www.sfrecpark.org
Thank you!