Almond Grove Phase II

Design Update on Almond Grove Phase II - Remaining 8 streets

 
Following the Town Council’s approval of the Wilsey-Ham contract on April 19th for the design of the remaining eight concrete Almond Grove streets, which include Tait, Bayview, Glen Ridge, Almendra, Wilder, Bean, Massol, and Nicholson, the design work is now underway.
To stay informed of the latest updates regarding the project, visit the Town’s website at www.losgatosca.gov/AlmondGroveProject and subscribe to the “Notify Me” service on the left hand side of the project page.  Any questions regarding the project design can be referred to the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.

Update posted 11/29/16 - PPW staff, along with the project design consultant for the Almond Grove Phase II project, will hold three community meetings to discuss the project design for individual streets and respond to questions from residents within the Almond Grove Phase II project area.  Items to be discussed will include how the new improvements will match with resident’s properties, roadway layout, sequencing of street replacements, and potential utility upgrades. The time and location for the meetings is shown below. Residents with questions regarding the meetings should contact the Project Manager, Admas Zewdie at (408) 827-3553 or at azewdie@losgatosca.gov (Monday through Wednesday) or the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.

Meeting Location:

Town Council Chambers, 110 East Main Street, Los Gatos, CA

Meeting Dates:


  • Monday, December 5, 2016; 6PM to 8 PM - Glen Ridge Avenue & Bayview Avenue
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016; 6PM to 8 PM - Bean Avenue, Nicholson Avenue & Almendra Avenue
  • Monday, December 12, 2016; 6 PM to 8 PM - Massol Avenue, Tait Avenue & Wilder Avenue
Update Posted 11/9/16 - PPW staff, along with the project design consultant for the Almond Grove Phase II project, will hold a final meeting on Thursday night to discuss tree removal/replacements within the Almond Grove Phase II project area.  If you were unable to attend either of the previous two meetings, please join us on Thursday, November 10th from 6pm-8pm to discuss the removal and replacement of trees within the Almond Grove Phase II project.  This final meeting will take place at the Police Operations Building Located at 15900 Los Gatos Boulevard.

At the meeting, the arborist from the project consultant, Wilsey-Ham, will provide a presentation regarding the tree removals and replacements and residents will be able to ask questions and discuss their individual situations with the project team.  Residents with questions regarding the meetings should contact the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.  

Update posted 11/4/16 - Staff held a meeting with Tait Avenue residents on Wednesday, November 2nd to discuss the tree removal/replacement list for Tait that will be incorporated into the Almond Grove Phase II project plans.  Staff scheduled three meetings to specifically discuss tree removals with affected residents.  The final two meetings will take place next week at the Police Operations Building Located at 15900 Los Gatos Boulevard at the below date and time:   
Almendra Avenue – Tuesday, November 8th  6pm – 8pm
All Other Streets – Thursday, November 10th  6pm – 8pm
At these meetings, the arborist from the project consultant, Wilsey-Ham, will provide a presentation regarding the tree removals and replacements and residents will be able to ask questions and discuss their individual situations with the project team.  Residents with questions regarding the meetings should contact the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.  

Update posted 10/25/16 - 
Survey Work for Almond Grove Phase II
Design of Phase II of the Almond Grove Street Reconstruction Project is currently underway.  As part of the design effort, the Town’s consultant, Wilsey Ham, will conduct additional field surveys starting Wednesday, October 25th, extending through Friday, November 4th. The survey work is expected to occur on the following streets: Bayview Avenue, Bean Avenue, Glen Ridge Avenue , Massol Avenue, Nicholson Avenue, and Wilder Avenue.  It will be necessary for the survey crew to take survey shots on private property adjacent to the Town right of way to collect sufficient survey information for the proper conform of driveways and walkways. If you have any questions regarding the survey work, please contact the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov

Update posted 10/21/16 - Residents in the Almond Grove Phase II project limits will be receiving a letter and door hanger notification regarding necessary tree removals for the Almond Grove Phase II project.  Staff has scheduled three meetings to specifically discuss tree removals with affected residents.  At these meetings, the arborist from the project consultant, Wilsey-Ham, will provide a presentation regarding the tree removals and be available to answer questions about the removals.  

Due to a variety of factors, including tree health, conflict with proposed improvements, inadequate space for growth, and undesirable species, 80 to 90 trees have been identified by the Wilsey-Ham arborist for removal and replacement on the remaining eight Almond Grove streets.  Many of the trees are small or diseased.  A number of them also relate to the very narrow park strips in the area, which in some cases are less than 18 inches.  The Town Arborist has verified the need for these removals and determined the removals meet the requirements of the Town’s tree removal ordinance, as prescribed by Council in the project approval.  Trees to be removed have been marked with orange colored tape.

Specific to the three extra meetings, both Tait and Almendra, with a larger number of trees identified for removal than the other Almond Grove streets, will have individual separate meetings.  A third meeting to discuss the removal of trees affecting residents on the remaining streets has also been scheduled.  At the meetings, residents will be able to discuss their individual situations with the project team.  Meetings will take place at the Police Operations Building as follows:
  • Tait Avenue – November 2nd  6pm – 8pm 
  • Almendra Avenue – November 8th  6pm – 8pm
  • All Other Streets – November 10th  6pm – 8pm
Residents with questions regarding the meetings should contact the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.  

Almond Grove Phase II Tree Removal & Replacement meeting Presentations

Almond Grove Phase II Tree Removal & Replacement Exhibits