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Pine Park Construction Begins

Posted on April 5, 2017

The City of Carlsbad is starting construction of a new community center and gardens at Pine Avenue Community Park, located in the historic Carlsbad Barrio, just south of the Village. They are scheduled to open in spring 2018. 

The City of Carlsbad recently updated plans for Pine, Aviara, Poinsettia and Leo Carrillo parks, based on input from the community gathered during a “needs assessment” completed in 2013.

Improvements for Pine Avenue Community Park, slated for completion next spring, include a new, multi-use, multi-generational community center, an ornamental garden and a community garden.

The playground, fields, picnic areas, basketball courts and senior center will remain open during construction. 

The new community center, located at the corner of Pine Avenue and Harding Street, will feature a gym with a multi-sport court, general multi-purpose activity room, teen center, state-of-the-art computer room, homework room, large second floor balcony, , courtyard and administrative office. The main entrance to the 18,000 square foot building will face a new drop-off area for the community center and Senior Center. The other entrance aligns with the east entrance to the Senior Center, with the goal of creating a seamless, integrated, multigenerational campus. 

The gardens will be located on a vacant 1.5 acre parcel at the corner of Madison Street and Chestnut Avenue. The site will include an “ornamental” garden with a community plaza, shade structure, drought tolerant plants, picnic areas, artwork and seating. A new community garden will feature over 30 raised planters for lease, and an area to be used for education and gardening demonstrations. The plots at the community garden are administered through a partnership with the Carlsbad Community Gardens Collaborative. The city’s has two other community gardens: the Harold E. Smerdu Community Garden on Laguna Drive, behind City Hall, and the Calavera Schoolhouse Community Garden at Calavera Hills Community Park.

For information on plots or to be put on the waiting list, visit the Carlsbad Community Gardens Collaborative website.

The park improvements incorporate sustainable energy and water savings features including: LEED silver equivalent building design standards, energy generating solar photovoltaic panels, a dual-port electric vehicle charging station, surfaces that help prevent storm water runoff and a water conserving landscape palette. 

Regular construction hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Neighbors have been advised that construction vehicles will come and go from the site; that some parts of construction will be noisy; and that part of the park’s parking lot will be used for construction equipment and materials.  Patrons with questions about the construction project should call Parks & Recreation Administration at 760-434-2826 or email parksandrec@carlsbadca.gov. 

The construction contract for this project is nearly $8.5 million.  The project is funded with fees developers pay to the city to ensure quality of life is maintained to the standards set in the city’s Growth Management Program. The city contracted with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects, Inc. for the project design and with Barnhart-Reese Construction, Inc. for the project construction. 

More information

Project website

Pine Avenue Community Park Master Plan

Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan (needs assessment)

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Madison Street Storm Drainage Improvement Project

Posted on June 1, 2016

Storm Drain Improvements Beginning along Madison Street

Today, the City of Carlsbad will begin work on the Madison Street Storm Drain Improvement Project, a series of storm water drainage improvements along Madison Street between Laguna Drive and Grand Avenue in Carlsbad Village. Crews will install a new storm drain pipe along the east side of Madison Street and repave portions of the street. When completed, the new system will accommodate increased water capacity and help alleviate flooding in the area.

Construction is expected to last approximately three months and will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., although work schedules are subject to change. During construction hours, Madison Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Laguna Drive and Grand Avenue, and street parking will be restricted in the area.

To inquire about the construction along Madison Street, please call 760-602-2780 or email the City of Carlsbad at cmi@carlsbadca.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your patience during construction!

 

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Construction on Grand Almost Done

Posted on September 2, 2015

Construction is nearing completion on the Grand Avenue Improvement Project.

Crews will begin paving Grand Avenue Tuesday, September 15 for three consecutive nights, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. During construction hours, Grand Avenue will be closed in both directions from just east of the railroad track to Jefferson Street in Carlsbad Village. Surrounding businesses and residents can expect intermittent noise and lights from construction activities.

Approximately one week after paving is complete, crews will restripe Grand Avenue and construction on the Grand Avenue Improvement Project will be complete by late September.

To inquire about the construction along Grand Avenue, please call 760-602-2780 or email the City of Carlsbad at cmi@carlsbadca.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your patience during construction.

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Upcoming Carlsbad Blvd Closure

Posted on August 5, 2015

Paving Along Carlsbad Boulevard Planned August 11 and 12

Carlsbad Boulevard will be closed from Grand Avenue to State Street on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and possibly Wednesday, Aug. 12 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. During this time, crews will be paving Carlsbad Boulevard between Cypress Avenue and State Street. To accommodate construction, through traffic will be detoured onto State Street via Grand Avenue.

The entire work area will be closed to both vehicles and bicycles. Pedestrian access will be available to businesses located north of Grand Avenue. Please reference the map for detour routes. Nearby residents can expect intermittent construction noise while the paving is being performed.

The work is part of the historical bridge rehabilitation project currently underway north of Mountain View Drive, which includes improvements to the bridge railing, retaining walls and traffic medians that will enhance safety and access to Carlsbad Village.

Please observe all traffic controls and exercise caution in the area.  For more information, please call PAL General Engineering Inc. at 858-638-7100.

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Grand Ave Construction News

Posted on July 22, 2015

Crews continue to make progress on storm drain system upgrades and other infrastructure enhancements along Grand Avenue in Carlsbad Village.

This week, crews are installing upgraded storm drain pipes along the final segment, from just west of Madison Street to Jefferson Street along Grand Avenue. Work along this segment is expected to take approximately three to four weeks to complete. Following completion of this segment, restorations will be performed throughout the project area.

To accommodate construction, water service may be interrupted in and around portions of the construction area between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. on two consecutive mornings - Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24. Please see the map above for the exact locations of the planned service disruptions. 

During construction, traffic control will be in place along some segments of the project area on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesday afternoons, accommodations are being made by the City of Carlsbad to ensure the State Street Farmers’ Market can occur as scheduled by maintaining street and sidewalk access in and around the event. No work is planned on weekends or major holidays at this time. It is estimated the work will be complete by Fall 2015.

To inquire about the construction along Grand Avenue, please call 760-602-2780 or email the City of Carlsbad at cmi@carlsbadca.gov.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your patience during construction!

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Grand Avenue Construction Update

Posted on June 30, 2015

Crews are making progress on the Grand Avenue Improvement Project, a series of storm drain system upgrades and other infrastructure enhancements in Carlsbad Village. Construction is being performed in segments west to east in order to minimize impacts to local businesses, residents and visitors.

Since construction began in May, crews have installed upgraded storm drain pipes along the westernmost segment of Grand Avenue, from just east of the railroad tracks to Roosevelt Street. Crews are completing restorations along this segment of Grand Avenue this week, and will continue east to install the new storm drain pipes between Roosevelt Street and Madison Street in the coming weeks. It is estimated that each segment will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete.

In addition to the storm drain system upgrades, the project will also install conduit for decorative tree lighting and repair or replace a number of street light poles and water valves in the area. Once the improvements are completed this fall, streets within the project area will be resurfaced and restriped.

During construction, traffic control will be in place along some segments of the project area on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No work is planned on weekends or major holidays at this time. It is estimated the work will be complete by Fall 2015.

To inquire about the construction along Grand Avenue, please call 760-602-2780 or email the City of Carlsbad at cmi@carlsbadca.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your patience during construction!

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Construction starting along Grand Avenue

Posted on May 6, 2015

This week, construction crews will begin work on a number of planned infrastructure improvements along Grand Avenue in the Carlsbad Village area. As part of the Grand Avenue Improvement Project, the City of Carlsbad is upgrading the storm drainage system along Grand Avenue from just east of the railroad tracks to Jefferson Street. Nearby residents and businesses should expect to hear intermittent construction noise between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews begin cutting the street surface.

The work is being performed in preparation for the installation of upgrades to the storm drainage system along Grand Avenue, which will begin later this month. Once completed, the upgraded system will accommodate increased capacity, helping to alleviate flooding.

In addition to increasing the capacity of the existing storm drainage system, the project will include other drainage improvements, as well as the installation of conduit for decorative tree lighting. A number of street light poles and water valves will also be repaired and/or replaced. Once the improvements are completed this fall, streets within the project area will be resurfaced and restriped.

For the safety of construction workers as well as the general public, the storm drainage system will be upgraded during the drier summer months, and the other improvements will be implemented in conjunction with this work in order to minimize inconvenience to local businesses, residents and visitors.

During construction, drivers should expect temporary lane closures, detours, reduced lane widths and equipment along the route and should use caution and allow more time to reach their destinations. Traffic control will be in place along some segments of the project area on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No work is planned on weekends or major holidays at this time.

To continue receiving email updates on the Grand Avenue Improvement Project, please sign up to receive Construction Updates: Village here. If you have questions, please call the City of Carlsbad at 760-434-2980 or e-mail us at cmi@carlsbadca.gov.

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Roundabout Construction Updates

Posted on March 17, 2014

Check back often for updates on the construction of the new roundabout at Carlsbad Blvd (Coast Highway) and State Street!

  • 3/17/13: Please expect delays this week; construction crews will be flagging and directing two-way traffic.

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