The City Council is expected to approve the preliminary design for improvements to Vision San Pablo from Highway 111 to Magnesia Falls Drive, moving the project toward build-out starting next summer.
The Vision San Pablo makeover falls in line with the city’s strategic and general plans which call for more walkable neighborhoods which would include residential, retail, services and employment centers as well as neighborhood parks and recreation areas.
San Pablo will be reduced to two traffic lanes from four, widening the sidewalks and bicycle lanes, adding roundabouts and desert landscape appropriate trees for shade and creates an area that can be closed off for events.
The community had a chance to look over the city’s vision, ask questions and voice its opinions with staff and elected officials during an open house in the administrative conference room at City Hall. More than 50 people turned out for the event.
Estimated cost for improvements to the one-mile stretch of roadway range $9 million to $12 million, paid for with funds from the city’s Commercial Core and Civic Center Park Improvement bonds, Art in Public Places and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments.