Esplanade Corridor Safety and Accessibility Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Chico, City of (City of Chico)
Document Title
Esplanade Corridor Safety and Accessibility Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
City of Chico, Public Works - Engineering
Present Land Use
Road right of way. Project is adjacent to public facilities, residential, commercial, office mixed use, and manufacturing/warehousing.

Document Description
The proposed project involves various non-motorized “complete streets” improvements along the Esplanade corridor from 11th Avenue to Memorial Way and on Oleander Avenue between 10th Avenue and Memorial Way (see attached map). A separated and paved Class I multi-use bicycle/pedestrian path will be created along the Esplanade, connecting downtown; California State University, Chico; Chico Junior and Senior High Schools; a regional hospital; and neighborhoods adjacent to the existing Airport Class I multi-use path at 11th Avenue. The parallel street to the east of the Esplanade, Oleander Avenue, would also receive signage, sidewalk, signal, and stop control improvements between 10th Avenue and Memorial Way. A roundabout would be installed at the intersection of Oleander Avenue and Memorial Way adjacent to Chico Junior High School. Two traffic signals are proposed to be installed at the intersections of Oleander Avenue/1st Avenue and West Sacramento Avenue/Esplanade. Existing traffic signals would be outfitted with pedestrian signal crossing equipment, updated traffic detection equipment, an associated traffic signal timing plan to accommodate the added pedestrian phases, and pedestrian refuge islands where applicable.

Contact Information
Tracy Bettencourt
City of Chico, Public Works - Engineering
P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927

Phone : (530) 879-6903


Cross Streets
Esplanade, Oleander Avenue, 11th Avenue, Memorial Way
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 99
Ranchaero Airport
Chico Junior High, Chico High School; CSU Chico
Big Chico Creek, Lindo Channel
22, 27

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation (Complete Streets Project)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Noise Schools/Universities Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


Environmental Document
Esplanade_InitialStudy_20200615   PDF 3976 K NOI CP#50355 6-16-20 Final   PDF 602 K Summary_Form_SCH_Doc_Submittal_2020_06-18   PDF 580 K
EsplanadeNOC_signed_2020_06_18 OCR   PDF 506 K

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