SCH Number 2007012115
- San Francisquito Creek Pump Station Installation Project
- The proposed new pump station site is located east of East Bayshore Road along the US Highway 101 frontage road. The 1.2 acre site is owned by Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and currently leased by Ciardella Garden Supply and operated as a landscape business. San Francisquito Creek borders the site to the north, with single-family residences across the creek in East Palo Alto. Immediately west of site isYeaman's Auto Body repair shop and Palo Alto Upholstery. A self storage facility and the International School are located south of the site along Laura Lane. Adjacent to the International School and east of the proposed site is a riparian habitat created by SCVWD as off-site mitigation for the Matadero And Barron Creeks Long-Term Remediation Project. The City will be acquiring an easement from SCVWD to construct the facility on site. The purpose of the proposed pump station is to intake storm water runoff and drainage from surrounding sources and convey water into San Francisquito Creek. The project components include the storm water pump facility and the modification and upgrade of existing creek outfall facilities. The pump station would be located ~150 to 200 ft to the south of the existing San Francisquito Creek levee, thereby allowing for the construction of future flood protection projects on the south bank, such as widening the channel or bridge, without relocating the pump station. The proposed 1,200 sf control building would house the storm water pumps and electric equipment. The building is designed with an "L" shape to wrap around the east and south sides of the below grade water basins. Building materials includes concrete and zinc roofing. Louvered vents are proposed on the south and east walls for the required ventilating of the generator room. Between the proposed pump station building and the creek, a natural discharge channel, measuring ~80 ft in width and 225 ft in length would be installed. The proposed landscape design surrounding the pump station includes native type plants such as California Bay, Casaurina (She Oak), and Melaleuca and native grass seed mix.
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