Tag: Improvements

Village Improvements Coming Soon

Big Bear, Ca, February 15, 2011, 12:00pm – The Village of Big Bear Lake will receive a major face lift this coming summer.  According to David Lawrence with the City of Big Bear Lake, construction is set to start in April, weather dependent, and will continue for about five months.  Construction must take place in the warmer months, as it is harder to pour concrete and have it set correctly in the colder months.  Upgrades to the Village area will include new sidewalks, with heated sidewalks in icy areas, high efficient lighting, new banner locations, new perimeter parking, and a trail that would connect the forest with the lake.  The City allocated 4 million dollars to the project, with additional funding to cover the new parking.  Lawrence also told KBHR that covered fire pits are part of the plan, with two locations in the Village, and would act as a public gathering area.   The improvements would encompass Pine Knot Avenue to Village Drive and down to the Elks Lodge at the far end of the Village.  Lawrence says that by having the improvements cover the entire Village area, that it would activate the lower areas near the Elks Lodge, and connect the village.  The Village will also be getting rolled curbs, which will keep the curb from getting chipped by snowplows in the winter months.  Lawrence told KBHR that...

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Meeting to Discuss Village L Improvements Overviews Plans

Big Bear, Ca, November 11, 2011, 3:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake Improvement Agency and the Planning Commission will hold a joint special workshop on Monday, November 14th at 10:00am in Hofert Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is for members of both the Improvement Agency and Planning Commission to receive an update on progress on the design for the Village L streetscape and Knickerbocker channel trail capital improvement projects.  The objective for the streetscape projects is to replace current walkways to enhance and improve pedestrian walk-ability, and the overall aesthetic appearance of the Village L.  For the Knickerbocker channel trail, the objective is to provide a new trail for pedestrians and bicyclists with a connection to the lake, and to link to a future parking lot to be constructed somewhere on Knickerbocker road.  The Improvement Agency and Planning Commission will be provided with updates from the projects contractors, RRM Design Group and the Matich Corporation.  If the timelines for design and approval go as planned, it is thought that construction on these projects could begin as early as next spring.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend the...

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