The city received an early Christmas present when the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board of Directors awarded a $2 million grant for the C Street/Central Galt Complete Streets Project.
The Community Design grant is a competitive grant process for jurisdictions in Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties looking to make improvements that coincide with the planning organization's principles.
Also on Dec. 15, the city received special recognition at a breakfast reception honoring all the SACOG Salutes! recipients. SACOG Salutes! began in 1999 as an effort to recognize outstanding and innovative land-use, transportation and air quality planning, programs and activism throughout the six-county SACOG region.
The project was nominated for its smart growth characteristics, according to a press release. Galt Place is an infill development project in the heart of historic Old Town Galt.
City Manager Jason Behrmann said staff is excited to have received the regional recognition.
"Galt Place exemplifies smart growth principles by developing a previously under-utilized parcel in the heart of the city's historic district," he said, adding that it also meets important housing needs in the community and acts as a catalyst for the city's efforts to revitalize the area.
The C Street/Central Galt Complete Streets Project is currently under design and will provide new, wide sidewalks with enhanced pavement and landscaped planters, handicap accessible ramps at street corners with bulb-outs, crosswalks, median islands and pedestrian scale lighting along C Street from Civic Drive to Sixth Street and along 4th Street from A Street to F Street.
Construction will start when the grant funds become available, according to city staff.
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