Civic / Municipal

Civic / Municipal

Civic / Municipal


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San Luis Obispo Creek runs throughout the downtown area of San Luis Obispo. Portions of the creek run beneath the streets and shops and vegetation and pathways exist for a good portion of the creek. However, a portion of the creek bank, between Nipomo and Broad Streets, was undeveloped. Cannon worked with FIRMA (a local landscape architect) to expand the existing creek walk to encompass the entire length of the creek in the downtown area including the untouched section of vegetated and eroding channel bank. Cannon provided engineering, surveying, and permitting services for the walkway, which included seating areas, retaining walls, bi-level walkways, and a steel truss pedestrian bridge across the creek. Preserving riparian habitat was a high priority throughout all phases of this project. Slope protection fabrics combined with vegetation were used for erosion control. Cannon also prepared a drainage study to examine the effect of modernizing the channel without heightening the existing flood problems.

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San Luis Obispo, California

Civic / Municipal