GRANT FUNDS ENABLE CITY TO IMPROVE THE RIO VISTA SHORELINE FOR USE BY EVERYONE
With help from many members of the public and area property owners, the City recently created an improvement plan for our waterfront. The Waterfront Specific Plan area includes the shoreline and adjacent properties from Main Street to the Helen Madera Bridge. Public improvements suggested by the Plan include a shoreline walking/bicycle path, landscaping, new boat docks and flood control improvements. The Specific Plan creates a blueprint for private redevelopment of the area to a potential mix of uses such as gift or clothing stores, waterside restaurants, or a hotel. The pilot project will be the first step to lay the ground work for the overall promenade/flood control project and has been funded by the Solano Transportation Authority and the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District as an alternative transportation project (the provision of the pathway will allow people to walk and bike from the north to south side of town without having to use a car). The California State Parks Department have allocated Proposition 40 funds to help the improvements to be made to the site.
The pilot project will create a portion of the promenade pathway to give the public and funding agencies a chance to see the vision in progress and to invite further investment in the project. In order to get the project done in time for the public to enjoy the park by early fall, the site will be temporarily closed off to the public from July 6th through mid-September. Access to the State Fishing Pier will still be possible but the waterfront park area will be temporarily closed during this +/- 60 calendar day period.
Get involved! Your business or family’s name can be included in the central area of the park with the purchase of a tile for the central plaza area. In order to keep costs down and to encourage the public to become part of the project, tiles will be available for sale for only $50 each.
For Additional information on the Specific Plan or to purchase tiles, please contact
The Rio Vista Community Development Department
One Main Street, Rio Vista, CA, 94571