FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 052716
Celebration Planned for Shoreline Drive, Alamitos Beach Parking Lot Improvements
The community is invited to celebrate the recent renovation of Alamitos Beach Parking Lot, along with improvements along nearby Shoreline Drive to improve traffic circulation and help facilitate ADA access to the beach. The free celebration will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 am at the Alamitos Beach Parking Lot (enter off Shoreline Drive, just south of Ocean Boulevard).
“The enhancements on Shoreline Drive and at Alamitos Beach Parking Lot will improve our infrastructure for years to come, and will be especially helpful during the busy summer season,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal.
The improvements on Shoreline Drive from Ocean Boulevard to Linden Avenue also facilitate pedestrian and bicyclist circulation and access to the beach. Work included new asphalt, a new ADA-compliant sidewalk, landscaping and irrigation reconstruction, signing and striping for a north and south bike lane, and a new signalized entrance into Alamitos Beach Parking Lot.
Immediately after the brief celebration, the community is invited to meet the architectural team that will lead the planning and design process for the Alamitos Beach Concession Facility Rebuild, and learn more about the site’s opportunities and constraints.
At the parking lot, which received a new asphalt overlay, bio-retention areas were created to assist with water retention and natural filtration treatment of runoff. Drought tolerant landscaping and irrigation were installed in the island planters.
Additional improvements included removing outdated individual parking meters and installing new multi-space pay stations that will allow multiple forms of payment. The parking lot was also retrofitted with new LED lights and two new light poles to enhance lighting coverage.
Work began in January 2016, and construction was completed in May. The total cost of $1,775,000 was funded from the Tidelands Capital Budget, which is funded by the City’s share of oil revenue, and is restricted to projects along the coast.