Loomis Town Center

Loomis, California

Foothill Associates completed the landscape architecture design for Taylor Road from Horseshoe Bar Road to Shawn Way in downtown Loomis. The project includes frontage landscape and pedestrian walkways, bike lanes, landscaped medians, decorative street lighting, decorative crosswalks, and parking spaces. Plans, specifications, and cost estimates were prepared. Technical specifications were prepared based on Town and Caltrans standards. Foothill assisted with public outreach through meetings with stakeholders, local businesses, Town Council, and the community. We also provided construction assistance services.

 

As part of the redevelopment Foothill Associates’ arborists and landscape architects assessed the suitability of existing trees to remain in the new streetscape. The included an examination of root and canopy health and their relation to existing buildings. The results of the assessment were integrated into the landscape plans, which also included tree preservation requirements and various design measures to improve the growing conditions for the trees to remain. Due to business owner concerns for the maturing trees and selection of replacement trees, Foothill Associates conducted a public meeting for community stakeholders to discuss street tree species desired within the corridor.

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Before: lack of sidewalks and bike lanes and uneven surfaces After: mid-block crossing, stormwater treatment through landscaping, improved street and business interaction

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The improvement plan includes the addition of sidewalks where they didn't previously exist to improve connectivity of businesses.

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Our landscape architects assisted with public outreach through meetings with stakeholders, local businesses, Town Council, and the community.

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Mid-block street crossings with flashing pedestrian signals and bulb-outs were added to help slow motorists through the business district where pedestrians are active.