Last Tuesday night, roughly 150 enthusiastic Orindans showed up for a ConnectOrinda community workshop to weigh in on 19 potential Downtown projects in consideration. The event was full of positive energy and excitement for many of these concepts.
Potential projects ranged in scope from bigger infrastructure changes to cosmetic improvements, such as,
Moving the Eastbound 24 on ramp out of the Theater District
Planning for more creek access in the future
Improved bike paths, walkways and lighting around downtown and BART
Beautifying Vashell Way, the alley across from Theater Square to add outdoor dining
Rain proofing the casual carpool waiting line
Adding parklets and more artwork around town
Here's where you come in...
Knowing many would not be able to attend, the planning team has created an online portal for you to read up and weigh in. Please take a few minutes to click here, browse and "Like" your favorite projects. Note there are two tabs - projects and infrastructure. The ConnectOrinda team is requesting as much community feedback as possible before next Friday, Feb 15th at 5:00 PM.
You can also read the more detailed staff report or view the physical boards from the event at the Community Center outside the founder's auditorium. Questions can also be directed to Adam Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-726-1749.
After the votes are tallied, the ConnectOrinda team will compile the data to present back to city council on March 5th.