Tag: Village improvement projects

Knickerbocker Creek Trail Gets the Go Ahead

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2014 – The Big Bear Lake City Council, in a 2 to 3 vote, gave the nod to move ahead with the Knickerbocker Creek Multi-Use Trail Project. The Council had previously directed city staff to reject all ‘over budget’ bids and then renegotiate in order to lower costs. The total project price tag of $1,725,000. will be funded with a $510,000. grant from SANBAG as well as a $350,000. transportation/natural resources grant, plus $855,000. of local Measure Y funds, designated by voter approval for visitor enhancements. According to City Engineer David Lawrence, as much as 30% in additional labor costs is required because of state prevailing wage and grant requirements. And he also stated that without outside funding, this project would not be possible. The new Knickerbocker Multi-Use Trail will link Veterans Park at the lake, with additional parking near the heart of the newly refurbished village. Proposed bridges will cross the creek at the park and at the new parking facility, enhancing access to shopping and dining. In order to keep expenses down and in line, recycled village light posts as well as surplus pavers will be used in the project. Swapping concrete for wooden fencing has also helped cut costs. M.S. Construction Management Group will be awarded the contract and work should begin soon after the Labor Day holiday weekend....

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First of Two Community Meetings Begin Thursday on the “Village Renaissance” Project

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 7, 2012, 12noon: The City of Big Bear Lake will be conducting two community meetings to review the new Village Streetscape Reconstruction Project details and schedule set to begin construction on April 2nd and run through the summer.  The first meeting will be tomorrow, March 8th beginning at 5:30pm and the public is invited, and encouraged, to attend.  The second community meeting is scheduled for the following Thursday, March 15th, at 9:00am.  Both meetings will be held in Hofert Hall at the Civic Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd.  The project has been coined the name “Village Renaissance” which will include the complete reconstruction of the Village “L” to include all new streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, pavers, mid-block crossings, lighting, street signs and two outdoor fire pits and seat walls.  The Village will remain open for business during the construction period and no construction will take place from 12noon on Fridays through the weekends.  This project will be one of the last items funded by the now dismantled Improvement Agency.  Questions should be addressed to Lyle Haynes, Economic Development Director of the City at 866-5831, ext....

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Village Improvement Projects Going Into Design Stage

Big Bear, Ca, June 29, 2011, 12:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake Improvement Agency approved a contract at the June 27th City Council Meeting with RRM Design group for engineering and construction documents for seven improvement projects in the village.  The seven projects include:  The Village Drive, Bartlett Road, and Pine Knot streetscape projects, the lake events plaza project, which would create an amphitheater for events in the Village area, the Knickerbocker drainage project, the lakeside boardwalk project, and a comprehensive sign program project to improve vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  The improvement agency agreed to spend $899,000 for these documents.  The City is aggressive in their plan to improve the village, and projects are expected to begin as soon as...

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