Sunrise Boulevard Complete Streets Phase 1 and 3

Sunrise Boulevard HELIX staff provided landscape design and environmental review services for the City of Citrus Height’s Sunrise Boulevard Complete Streets Phase 1 and 3 projects. Improvements will modernize this major arterial street and create a safer environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. The project included stormwater treatment swales, new and retrofitted medians, decorative sidewalk paving, and stamped, colored asphalt crosswalks and median turn lanes.  Our landscape architects prepared conceptual plans for presentation at public meetings as well as construction documents and specifications.

HELIX staff prepared a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Categorical Exemption on behalf of the City, and as well as the Preliminary Environmental Study (PES) in support of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion issued by Caltrans for Phase 1 improvements. Project staff acted as liaison, providing supporting documentation and coordination as relevant to the proposed project throughout the Caltrans environmental review process. The Phase 3 Environmental Compliance documentation (NEPA Categorical Exclusion) was issued by Caltrans following completion of Phase 1. HELIX’s arborists surveyed all trees in or overhanging the right-of-way of Sunrise Boulevard and assessed potential impacts to the trees, as well as potential nesting birds from proposed street improvements.