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Alameda Creek Watershed Center in Sunol and Temple Grounds Restoration

Sunol Water Temple

Background
We are developing plans to construct the Alameda Creek Watershed Center in Sunol near the Sunol Water Temple as part of its effort to improve its existing facilities in the Sunol Yard. The current plan would include multiple buildings clustered around an open courtyard designed to complement the existing natural and built environment. Construction for the Center is expected to start in 2015 - 2016, pending project Approval.

The Center would be intended to provide a place for people to:

  • Gather:
    • Inside – A meeting room for public use
    • Outside – Attractive grounds and native landscaping
  • Learn about and appreciate the Alameda Creek Watershed, its natural resources and its role as part of the SFPUC water supply system. Educational programs for school children would also be supported at the Center.
  • Connect with the history of the Sunol Valley
  • Participate in activities associated with the Sunol Ag Park and volunteer opportunities in the watershed and at the Center.

Community Involvement
It is important that community input be reflected in the design and planning of the proposed Watershed Center. In order to accomplish this, we propose a series of community gatherings. A schedule and all the materials from each meeting are below.

 

2011-Present Community Meeting Schedule and Materials

Status

Date

Location

Subject Matter

Materials

Completed

May 24th 7:00p.m.

Kilkare Woods Association Clubhouse (Glenora Way Sunol, CA 94586)

  • General process and schedule
  • Review Survey results
  • Discussion of proposed uses for the site

Completed

June 17th, 10:00 a.m.

SFPUC Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol CA 94586)

General themes and subject matter of possible interpretive pieces

Completed

August 19th, 10:00 a.m.

SFPUC Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol CA 94586)

SFPUC Management Response to Community Input - Parameters for steps forward

Completed

October 25th

7:00 p.m.

Kilkare Woods Association Clubhouse (Glenora Way Sunol, CA 94586)
  • Update Planning Efforts
  • Overview of Interpretive Elements and Preliminary Concepts for Facilities and Grounds with Architect and Interpretive Consultants.

Completed

May 11, 2012 SFPUC Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol CA 94586) 
       
  • Update on planning efforts
  • Provide feedback on a draft site plan for the Center with the project architect.
  • Discuss progress in design of the interpretive displays.

            3a, 3b,3c

 Completed   August 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. SFPUC Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol CA 94586)
  • We will seek your feedback on the preliminary design for the future buildings at the Sunol Yard.
  • We will provide an update on the progress of the interpretive elements at the Watershed Center.
Completed February 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. SFPUC Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol CA 94586)  We will show you the most recent drawings for the Sunol Yard and provide an update on the Watershed Center.

 

 Completed  June 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  SFPUC Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol CA 94586)  We will discuss revised layouts for the Watershed Center and surroundings in anticipation of Civic Design Review in July.

                                                

 Completed      

 November 1, 2013    

10:00 a.m.

 SFPUC Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol CA 94586)

 * We will revisit the architectural design for the planned Watershed Center

 * Jenny Rigby from Acorn will join us to present the interpretive elements.

*We will also provide an overview of the Public Art Process for the Center.

 Completed

 Monday, June 2, 2014    

10:00 a.m.

 Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol)    

 * We will share the most up do date architectural drawings of both the Sunol Yard and Watershed Center for consideration

* Jenny Rigby from Acorn will present her Interpretive Master Plan

 * ACWCS June 2, 2014 agenda

* ACWCS_Planning Meeting_notes_6.2.14

* Interpretive Master Plan

* Sunol Yard and Center Draft Design_June 2 2014

* Watershed Center interpretive concepts_June 2 2014                                          

 Scheduled      Monday, September 22, 2014

10:00 a.m.
 Sunol Yard Conference Room (505 Paloma Way, Sunol)  * Jenny Rigby from Acorn will show more details regarding the design of the interpretive exhibits.
* Our architects will share the latest, more detailed architectural and landscape design concepts
 An agenda and materials will be forthcoming

If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us directly.

Betsy Lauppe Rhodes
Sunol Regional Communication Lead
(415) 554-3240
blauppe@sfwater.org

Carla Schultheis
Natural Resources
(415) 554-1558
cschultheis@sfwater.org

Emily Powell
Sunol Regional Communications
(415) 934-3905
epowell@sfwater.org

*** Future meetings to be determined in response to schedule. ***

Last updated: 9/4/2014 9:16:23 AM