Old Town makeover: Galt aiming to revitalize C Street and Lincoln Way
This artist’s rendering represents one example of a landmark feature that could go at the corner of Lincoln Way and C Street.
- Gateways at a glance
For years, California cities have tried a variety of design
features as a way to advertise and distinguish their town. Now Galt
is joining a growing number of cities looking at creative
infrastructure projects to create a gateway to the city.
Here are some examples from other cities:
Modesto: One of the most well-known gateways is
the Modesto Arch, which was built in 1912. The city’s slogan,
“Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” is written on it.
Elk Grove: Recently, the city installed new
turn lanes, a parking lot, new traffic signals, decorative
sidewalks, new signs, benches and street lights that all blend with
Old Town’s atmosphere.
Hayward: Using an art deco theme, the city has
plans to install a gateway arch at the edge of downtown. Other
improvements include decorative sidewalks, kiosks, bus shelters,
gathering spaces at mid-block, new trees and landscaping and new
signs directing drivers to city amenities.
San Carlos: The city recently did sidewalk and
street improvements to enhance the city’s main roads, which serve
— Maggie Creamer
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 7:30 am, Wed Feb 23, 2011.
A new plaza near City Hall, a revamped park near the railroad
tracks and some form of a gateway landmark are all part of a city
plan to spruce up C Street and Lincoln Way in Old Town.
The goal is to connect the new C Street Interchange, which
should be finished in 2012, with Old Town, said Bill Forrest, the
city’s senior civil engineer.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:30 am.