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High Priority Projects

Updated August 2020

Civic Amenities

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Complete and open new community amenities, including the Animal Shelter, Aquatics Center, and Community Center

Vibrant Community High Performing

Construction and opening of new civic facilities.

Complete.  Aquatics Center opened May 2019.  Animal Shelter opened October 2019.  Community Center opened in January 2020.

Public Works

City Manager’s Office

Complete design and construction of remaining phases of Old Town Plaza

Vibrant Community

Phase 2: Construction of frontage and entrance improvements for the plaza along Elk Grove Blvd.

Phase 3: Remaining improvements include pavilion and plaza.

The construction contract for both Phases 2 and 3 was awarded in May 2020 for the Railroad Street and Old Town Plaza Improvements Project.  Construction began in June 2020 and is anticipated to continue until summer 2021.

An Old Town Plaza video was produced to highlight area improvements and bring awareness to residents and visitors of future amenities.

Public Works

Economic Development

Complete design and construction of Civic Center Nature Area

Vibrant Community Safe Community

Construction of a passive recreational area on the remaining 30 acres of the Civic Center South Property.

The nature area has been branded The Preserve at District56.

The construction contract was awarded in May 2020.  Construction began in June 2020 and is anticipated to continue through Fall 2021.
A virtual groundbreaking video was produced to highlight improvements and features of the project.

Public Works

City Manager's Office


Transportation

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Kammerer Road:

  • Phase 1: Replace existing 2 lane Kammerer Road from Lotz Parkway to Bruceville Road
  • Phase 2: Extend Kammerer Road from Bruceville Road to I-5
Vibrant Community Safe Community Infrastructure

Reconstruction and extension of Kammerer Road as described.

Phase 1 Lotz Parkway to Bruceville Road:  Environmental complete, design and right-off-way underway. Project to be advertised for construction in Spring 2021.

Phase 2 Bruceville Road to I-5: CEQA environmental complete, NEPA environmental studies ongoing.

Public Works

Whitelock Parkway Interchange – complete project design and environmental review

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Construction of an interchange at Whitelock Pkwy and State Route 99.

Staff anticipates executing a Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans in September 2020. The City will then initiate a project report and preparation of an environmental document. This phase of the project will last approximately 48 months.

Public Works

Partner with Caltrans to start construction in 2019 of HOV lanes on I-5 from Elk Grove to downtown Sacramento

Infrastructure

Construction of HOV lanes on I-5 from Elk Grove Boulevard to the City of Sacramento.

Caltrans awarded a construction contract.  Construction began in the summer of 2019 and is planned to conclude in the fall of 2022.

Public Works

City Manager's Office

Complete Elk Grove Blvd Streetscape Phase 2, School Street to Waterman Road

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Widening of Elk Grove Blvd. including a 2-way left turn lane, 2 travel lanes, buffered bike lanes and curb gutters, sidewalks, and frontage improvements. Also entails includes utility undergrounding.

Preliminary engineering design is 70% complete, with a draft design received from SMUD for both underground and at grade facilities. Right-of-way began in the fall of 2019 with a property line boundary and easement retracement. Staff met with affected property owners in summer of 2020 regarding additional right-of-way needs.

Complications with right-of-way, which includes the need to acquire right-of-way from over 30 parcels in the project boundaries, and lack of SMUD SD-14 construction funding will delay construction for underground utilities until Spring 2021, with the streetscape construction in the spring of 2022.

Public Works

Adopt Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Master Plan Update

Infrastructure

Updating the projects and initiatives that fall under the City’s ITS Master Plan.

Complete. SACOG has developed a regional ITS Master Plan that Public Works will utilize to guide the City's ITS buildout.

Public Works

Adopt Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan Update

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Prepare a comprehensive update to the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master plan for consistency with the updated General Plan.

The Council executed a contract with GHD for the BPTMP Update at the December 2019 Council meeting. This planning effort will last approximately 12 to 18 months.  The project remains on schedule for adoption in early 2021.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

Public Works

Develop an Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Readiness Plan

High Performing Infrastructure

Forming a readiness plan to prepare the City for the coming changes in transportation as a result of autonomous and connected vehicle technology.

Complete. Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Plan was presented to City Council on 7/24/19.

Public Works

Strategic Planning and Innovation

Prepare a Mobility Resiliency Plan

Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Prepare a Resiliency Plan for the City, focusing on mobility related issues, including flooding, heat, and financial.

Consultant contract awarded June 2019.
Planned completion is February 2021.
Public workshops on the plan began in early 2020; further outreach is being coordinated with public health guidelines.  
Effort remains on schedule.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Public Works
  • Finance

Complete the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) early implementation study

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Studying local Bus Route 110 to consider provision of higher frequency transit services.

COMPLETE. Brought results of study to the City Council on 9/11/19. Council did not direct staff to implement any new higher frequency transit service or supporting capital investment at this time, and instead directed staff to re-evaluate BRT/ExBus service in 2025, after additional development occurs along the corridor. During this time, staff is continuing to explore potential grant funding opportunities, as they become available and as available resources permit, for infrastructure improvements along the Route 110 corridor that could be developed to support future higher frequency transit service. 

Public Works

Support Regional Transit’s efforts to extent Light Rail (LRT) to the City

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Planning for an extension of Light Rail services into the City.

Early preliminary design and pre-planning phases.

City and SacRT discussed the need to identify funding for the Blue Line extension 1-2 miles south into the City limits (approximately $200 to $300 million). Staff continues to condition current development projects located along the anticipated Blue Line corridor, to dedicate right-of-way for the future construction of the light rail facilities. Staff is also continuing to explore funding opportunities with SacRT for this extension. 

Public Works


Community Development

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Complete Railroad Street revitalization project

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Improving streets with striping, curb gutters, and sidewalks. Creating on-street parking, 2 parking lots, and putting utility lines underground.

The construction contract was awarded in May 2020 for the Old Town Plaza Phase 2 and 3 Project, which included Railroad Street improvements.  Construction began in June 2020 and is anticipated to continue through summer 2021. 

Public Works

Economic Development

Update the Old Town Special Planning Area

Vibrant Community

Prepare a comprehensive update to the Old Town Special Planning Area.

Contract awarded June 2019.

Public outreach began in September 2019.  Public workshop was held February 2020.  Further outreach is on hold pending public health orders.  A contract amendment is planned to add additional public engagement opportunities.

A draft updated SPA is anticipated in 2021 with environmental review to follow.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Development Services
  • Economic Development

Facilitate development of vacant commercial land in the western Elk Grove Boulevard corridor (Bruceville to Laguna Springs) including the development of destination retail and lifestyle amenities

Vibrant Community

Work with property owners, developers, and tenants to plan for and develop destination retail and lifestyle amenities along the corridor.

Costco and The Ridge: Costco is open and the adjacent Ridge shopping center is under construction and will open in phases as leases are signed and tenant improvements are completed.

Capital Reserve: The Capital Reserve retail project broke ground in November 2019 and is expected to be completed in approximately 18 months. 

Project Elevate: Following an 18 month planning and feasibility analysis phase, the City Council in August 2020 generally supported the design and programmatic vision for a 20-acre mixed-use project with elevated housing, office, retail, entertainment, and hospitality amenities. Council authorized staff to declare the property surplus and  to take a wait and see approach to identifying project phasing and development partners.

Dignity Medical Center: In January 2020 Dignity Health announced it was moving forward with its long-planned medical center project. The project is expected to open within seven years, but hopefully sooner.

Other Sites: Staff continues to work with owners of other vacant retail sites along the corridor to assist in project planning. 

Economic Development

Strategic Planning and Innovation

Complete Design Guidelines update

Vibrant Community

Updating the rules, first made in 2003, that direct the Design Review process for all development projects.

Awarded contract to DAHLIN Group. Project started in Summer 2019. A draft is expected to be available for public review in fall of 2020 and the Project is estimated to be complete in late 2020 or early 2021.

Planning

Prepare Urban Design Study for Kammerer Road Corridor

Vibrant Community

Study potential land use and transportation changes along Kammerer Road that will lead to the creation of a more urban-style development along the corridor.

Work is underway on the corridor study.  Initial public engagement occurred in February 2020 and additional outreach will occur in fall 2020.  The study is anticipated to be completed in early 2021.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Economic Development
  • Development Services
  • Public Works

Community Safety

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Increase city-wide bandwidth capacity to support public safety technology expansion

Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Identify and implement projects and improvements that interconnect City assets (e.g., traffic signals, cameras).

Facilitate improved telecommunications access for residences and businesses.

Exploring available infrastructure and expansion options for City use based upon the results of the ITS Master Plan.

Looking at telecommunications access as part of Smart City Initiative.

Economic Development staff is working on an analysis of available provider data to identify constraints and opportunities.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Public Works
  • Economic Development

Complete real-time information center project

Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Room construction to house the Real Time Information Center (RTIC). The RTIC uses technology to provide real-time actionable intelligence to monitor, deter, investigate, and evaluate criminal activity.

COMPLETE. Up and running from a construction and technology perspective.  RTIC Supervisor was hired and phased staffing of the RTIC is underway. 

Police Department

Public Works

Implement enhanced crime analysis system

Safe Community High Performing

Revamping EGPD’s crime analysis system for identifying crime trends/offenders and for responding to crime and quality-of-life issues.

Complete. Fully implemented in 2019.  Program will continue to see improvements as the program benefits are realized.

Police Department

Continue staff additions in keeping with recommendations from the 2016 Police Department Strategic Staffing Plan

Safe Community High Performing

Utilizing a commissioned study to help outline a 5-year plan for hiring additional staff.

Four sworn officers and one Community Services Officer added in FY19-20. As a response to the revenue impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief of Police did not request additional staffing for FY 20-21. 

Additionally, due to COVID, some vacant positions, within various departments of the City, including the Police Department, were frozen.

Police Department

Human Resources

Adopt plan to remove all developed property from 200-year floodplain

Safe Community

Analyze flood risk in the City for a 200-year storm event and develop alternatives and associated costs for potentially mitigating the risks.

COMPLETE. City has made the necessary zoning code modifications required by SB 5 related to 200-year floodplains. 

In June 2019 Council directed staff to complete geotechnical analysis on existing levees near I-5 to determine strength and stability of levees to maintain 100-year flood protection rating. The geotechnical analysis began in April 2020 and is scheduled for completion in December 2020.

Public Works


City Operations

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Complete space needs analysis for City offices and police department

Safe Community Infrastructure

Analyzing current City space, staffing levels, and department adjacencies to forecast future City spatial needs.

COMPLETE.  This study was presented to Council November 13, 2019.  Additional projects have been programmed to construct tenant improvements in the PD Studio Court building, to integrate the exterior of PD Studio Court into the PD Campus, and to add a wellness room at 8401 Laguna Palms Way.

Public Works

Increase minimum reserve policy in order to respond to opportunities and challenges

Vibrant Community Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Revising reserve target range up from 15-20% (adopted in FY 2008-09) to a total of 30%. This equates to 25% for economic uncertainty and 5% for Council-identified opportunities.

Complete. Adopted by the City Council on 4/24/19. First implemented in FY 19-20 budget.

Finance

Implement the results of the Diversity Audit and Inclusion Strategy

Vibrant Community High Performing

Prioritize and implement actions that resulted from the Diversity and Inclusion Audit.

Internal efforts continue with regard to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Staff provided Council a comprehensive update on related efforts in March 2020. Major initiatives include an RFP for long-term training, and efforts related to gender equity that include Staff Resource Groups, Mentorship, Family Work Policies, Recruitment and Hiring, and a review of Leadership Roles.

City Manager’s Office

Identify opportunities and implement more efficient and cost-effective delivery of Public Works Operations and Maintenance services

High Performing Infrastructure

Conversion of 12 contracted positions in the Public Works Department to core staff employee positions.

Direct contract for maintenance services. Look for ways to perform work in a more efficient way.

COMPLETE. All of the twelve core staff positions have been filled. The conversion was completed June 2020.  O&M has also converted all essential maintenance service contracts to City, with the exception ot Street Sweeping, which is undergoing a prevailing wage determination from the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).

Cosumnes Community Services MOU was completed in fall of 2019 and O&M continues to partner with the agency for more efficient landscaping management.

O&M continues to look for other ways to perform maintenance services, exploring cost comparisons on how maintenance services are delivered through the contract model or through traditional agency operations.

Public Works

Human Resources

Undertake a Smart City Initiative

Vibrant Community Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Develop strategies and best practices that improve the City’s use of data in decision making processes and leverage technology to address local issues.

An RFP has been released to assist with development of this plan.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Public Works
  • Finance

Maintain existing City assets at an appropriate level consistent with best practices and as funding allows

Infrastructure

Implementation of annual Citywide pavement maintenance work which consists of a variety of pavement maintenance activities including crack sealing, slurry seals, overlays and others.

Multiple maintenance programs being implemented or drafted to improve maintenance levels.

Pavement Management Program will spend an average of $9.8 million on resurfacing over the next 5 years. By breaking projects into phases, the City significantly reduced costs on pavement maintenance and is actively extending the life of City streets.  Public Works continues to identify other areas of efficiencies that allow funding to be prioritized for pavement maintenance activities. Recently doing -construction management in-house on WPR021 saved the program $200k.

Currently creating a street light led replacement schedule to begin LED maintenance on Citywide street lights. Developed a subzone maintenance map of all signs and marking. 

CMMS contract has been awarded and implementation is underway. This tool will greatly enhance O&M’s ability to develop and implement preventative maintenance programs for City assets. The the new system is scheduled to go live in May of 2021.

Public Works

Finance

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