Improving our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community
The Baker Beach Green Street project will help manage stormwater and reduce combined sewer discharges in the area around Baker Beach. The project has two areas of focus: along El Camino Del Mar between 32nd and 34th Avenues, and along Sea Cliff Ave between 25th and 26th Avenues.
The El Camino del Mar portion of the project includes rain gardens and subsurface detention facilities to infiltrate stormwater. The Sea Cliff Ave area features rain gardens and permeable paving to capture and infiltrate stormwater. In addition to protecting water quality at Baker Beach, rain gardens will help to improve pedestrian visibility and safety.
Conceptual Project Rendering: Lands End Trailhead
The SFPUC is working in cooperation with the SF Recreation and Park Department and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to protect water quality around Baker Beach.
After the planning and design phases, this project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016.
Estimated Project Timeline
During the planning phase of this project we held three public workshops and multiple smaller community group meetings to solicit public input. We also provided opportunities for residents to provide feedback online using a unique online planning tool.
Conceptual Project Rendering: El Camino Del Mar Rain Gardens
Maintenance plans within green infrastructure will include removal of trash and debris, plant establishment and care, and permeable pavement cleaning. The maintenance schedule and frequency of activities will vary based on the site conditions and needs of the green infrastructure technology employed. The SFPUC will monitor the green infrastructure facilities for proper functioning over time and update maintenance needs and schedules as appropriate.
Project Area Map
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