Critical Infrastructure

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Parking Structure Improvements and Safety Enhancements

$1,000,000 will be spent on refurbishing City owned parking structures and providing security enhancements in an effort to spur economic activity throughout the City.

 

Broadband Internet Access

This project is to reduce the digital divide and provide internet access to disadvantaged residents and businesses that may have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 for the lowest possible cost.

The first activity is to determine the existing availability of internet access in the City and the reasons for lack of use by residents and businesses. This is to be accomplished through a Citywide survey.

 

Community Center Renovations

 

 

Transformation of Central Library to Support Early Childhood Learning

The Main Library will undergo a complete physical transformation that will create a digitally and technologically enhanced learning environment to advance access and equity in an effort to provide support for disproportionately impacted and underserved communities. This re-imagined library space will provide innovative learning landscapes and access to technology, tools and services that will improve and enhance early childhood development and literacy, support positive educational outcomes for youth, and prepare our community’s present and future workforce for a technology driven world. Throughout the various library spaces, children will be provided opportunities to learn through play and hone their fine and gross motor skill development.

Space planning and design is estimated for completion in December 2022 and construction of all spaces is estimated for completion in December 2024.

 

New Library Branch/Expansion of Library Accessibility

Jerome Park will be upgraded to feature an outdoor public library that will include an educational, technological and play-focused “mini-library” kiosk along with interactive learning experiences that will advance equity and access and provide support for disproportionately impacted, underserved Santa Ana communities. Residents will be provided access to library materials and services with the installation of a large-scale library lending kiosk that enables patrons to check out and return materials, place and pick up holds, download audio and e-books, and browse the catalog, all while visiting the park. The kiosk will be located under a custom canopy/enclosure that is lockable during overnight hours and will feature a Wi-Fi hotspot and a security monitoring system. The entire area around the kiosk will be upgraded to have the feel and look of an outdoor library that includes reading, activity and play areas for multigenerational learning, or connecting with other families in the community.

The project is estimated for completion by December 2023.   

 

Expand Library Accessibility

$7,000,000 will be dedicated to the creation of a new library branch and the improvement of library accessibility, with the intent to better serve our community with an educational and informational resource that can be more widely accessed.

 

Pedestrian and Mobility Improvements

This project will provide physical improvements to the built environment to enhance pedestrian traffic safety and promote walkability. Main activities will include but not be limited to installing the following improvements: rectangular flashing beacons, hybrid beacons, raised crosswalks, speed humps, bulbous, wheel chair ramps, and sidewalk. The project will be delivered via competitive bidding.

Timeline: Project Design: July 1, 2021 to August 30, 2022; Construction: September 1, 2022 to March 30, 2024

The intended outcomes of the project will include: 1) Completion of the built environment improvements. 2) Provide outdoor exercising opportunities for underserved communities who may have no access to parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although this project is not specifically under EC5: Infrastructure it contributes to promoting and facilitating walking as a viable mode of transportation that reduces the reliance on emission emitting vehicles.

 

Streetlights for Neighborhood Safety

This project will provide physical improvements to the built environment to enhance pedestrian traffic safety and promote walkability. Main activities will include installing streetlights in neighborhoods that are missing streetlights. The project will be delivered via competitive bidding.

Timeline: Project Design: July 1, 2021 to August 30, 2022; Construction: September 1, 2022 to March 30, 2024

The intended outcomes of the project will include: 1) Completion of the built environment improvements. 2) Provide outdoor exercising opportunities for underserved communities who may have no access to parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although this project is not specifically under EC5: Infrastructure it contributes to promoting and facilitating walking as a viable mode of transportation that reduces the reliance on emission emitting vehicles.

 

Storm Drain Gates and Channel Fencing

$750,000 will be dedicated to the fencing of storm drain gates and channels, with the intention of increasing the safety measure of the desired areas.