View Park Project
The City of Signal Hill has plans to construct a View Park at the corner of Cherry Avenue and Burnett Street. This page will provide updates and information on the project, including the project's history, timeline, and upcoming actions.
The View Park project will provide a link to the City's existing trail system by connecting walkers from the Hilltop trails down towards the Civic Center. The park includes multiple seating areas for view opportunities, a landscaped trail for pedestrian access, and vehicular access for adjacent oil well operators. The park is intended for passive use and will be open from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily. No restroom facilities or parking facilities are included in the project. Visitors wishing to access the park by car may park on Creston Avenue.
Please contact Community Services Director, Aly Mancini, at 562-989-7330 or by email at ComServices@cityofsignalhill.org.
|April 2014||Council approves site of Burnett/Cherry for View Park.|
|April 9, 2014||Staff provides update on View Park to Commission.|
|February 7, 2014||Public Hearing - Introduction of zoning ordinance amendment 15-01 establishing pedestrian connection as a designation on the plan lines map and general plan amendment 15-01 amending the official plan lines map and authorization to proceed with development of construction documents.|
|June 2, 2015||Contract Services Agreement with Jon David Cicchetti, Landscape Architect, to provide design services for View Park.|
|October 6, 2015||View Park 50% construction drawing to City Council.|
|December 17, 2015||City applies for Grant Funding from Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.|
|April 18, 2017||Rivers and Mountains Conversancy Grant Executed. |
|August 27, 2020||City hosts Community Meeting for View Park Project.|
|October 8, 2020||City hosts second Community Meeting for View Park Project to discuss: potential deferment of recycled water line, potential removal of the Electronic Message Board.|
|October 13, 2020||View Park and Recycled Water Update to City Council; City Council votes to move forward with the project including deferment of the recycled water line, removal of the Electronic Message Board, and addition of stormwater infiltration component (drywells).|
|November 2020||Rivers and Mountains Conversancy grants approval to continue project with revised project scope including stormwater infiltration (dry wells).|
|February 9, 2021||City Council approves the Construction Agreement with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach.|
|City Council receives and files the View Park Traffic and Parking Study.|
|City Council directs staff to remove Electronic Message Board from View Park Project.|
|March 12, 2022||Proposed completion of construction.|