Downtown Project

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Downtown Paving, Sidewalk & Utility Improvements Project

Project Summary: The Downtown Project aims to upgrade the infrastructure – below and above ground – and improve the overall flow and safety of car, bike and pedestrian travel in the downtown area.

The goals of this project are:

  1. Redesign streets and intersections for better pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular flow.
  2. Improve safety for all users of the downtown area.
  3. Meet ADA standards.
  4. Repave the roadways.
  5. Repair the sanitary sewer system.
  6. Make drainage improvements.
  7. Improve the streetscape. 

Public Engagement:  This project will include significant public outreach and engagement process to determine the scope of the project to meet the community's needs. City leaders will involve community members in a robust public engagement process, including stakeholder meetings, public workshops, and a citizen-led Design Advisory Committee. Throughout the engagement process, design engineers will develop conceptual plans incorporating stakeholder feedback.

Participate and stay informed:

  •  Downtown businesses and residents: Please send us your contact information (name, email & address) for updates on meetings and project news. Email Linn Walsh at
  • Receive updates by signing up for our newsletter.  To sign up, create an account and then sign up under the header "Current Projects" and choose "Downtown Project."

Project Limits: Proposed streets include parts of: West Blithedale Avenue, East Blithedale Avenue, Corte Madera Avenue, Throckmorton Avenue, Sunnyside Avenue, Bernard Street, and Miller Avenue.

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Approximate Project Timeline (subject to change): 
Investigation and Survey: December 2018 - April 2019
Conceptual Plans: January - April 2019
Design Advisory Committee and Public Outreach Meetings: February - April 2019
Submittal Plans (Sewer): January - April 2019
Bid Period (Sewer): April - May 2019
Trenchless Construction (Sewer): May 2019 - March 2020
Submittal Plans (Roadway & Storm Drain): April 2019 - November 2019
Bid Period (Roadway & Storm Drain): November 2019 - January 2020
Construction (Roadway & Storm Drain): January 2020 - December 2020

Engineering Design: Harris & Associates
Traffic Engineering: Parisi Transportation Consulting
Public Engagement: Plan to Place
Landscape Architect: RHAA
Construction: To be determined 


Construction Related Public Engagement and Communications
Michael Hanlon, Project Manager Linn Walsh, Assistant to the City Manager
Email: Email:
Phone: (415) 384-4830 Phone: (415) 388-4863


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