Merced Ave Greenway Design
The Merced Avenue Greenway Project focuses on the planning and design of a shovel-ready retrofit for the Merced Avenue corridor. During the Planning Phase, we analyzed the existing conditions, constraints and opportunities in order to inform the Design Phase, evaluating opportunities to incorporate surface and sub-surface Low Impact Development Best Management Practices (LID BMPs). Next the team examined the feasibility and optimization of various scenarios for managing stormwater and addressing other community-identified needs. After three community workshops, door-to-door canvassing, and presentations to the South El Monte City Council, a final design was approved. We have secured funding to begin construction for the southern end and are currently in the grant proposal process to fund the northern end.