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Posted on: June 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City to Host June 10 Meeting on New Design for Las Tunas

The City of Temple City will host a community workshop on its
new proposed design for Las Tunas Drive on June 10 at 7 p.m. The meeting,
held in the Council Chambers, will allow residents and business owners to
provide feedback on a revised project concept.

“We believe this revised concept is an important step to revitalizing our
downtown,” said Mayor Tom Chavez. “I hope our residents and business owners
attend the meeting so we may incorporate their concerns and thoughts into a
finalized design.”

Las Tunas Drive, the city’s downtown corridor, originally had a streetscape
design conceptually approved in December 2012. Following ongoing feedback
from residents and local businesses, the City Council directed staff to prepare a
revised concept that addressed community concerns.

The original $21.6 million plan included a reduction of travel lanes to one lane in
each direction and the use of back-in angled parking. The redesigned plan, at
roughly $13.5 million, provides for two westbound lanes, one eastbound lane, left
turn pockets at intersections and traditional parallel parking.

In addition, cost savings will be realized by retaining existing curbs, gutters and
sidewalks. Street trees are to remain in place and supplemented with new trees
in proposed median and bulb-out locations.

Nearly 40% of the project’s eligible construction cost will be covered by a $4.7
million grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The project received funding because of its planned pedestrian enhancements
and regional bike lanes.

The Council Chambers are located at 5938 Kauffman Avenue. Translation will be
available in Mandarin.

To learn more about the proposed design, including a conceptual cross-view of
the enhancements, visit www.templecity.us/lastunas after June 3, 2015. For
questions and concerns, email lastunas@templecity.us or call (626) 656-7316.

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