February 2, 2018

Welcome to February! Here are the takeaways this week:

  1. We don’t have a specific date yet on when Bay Cities will be forming and pouring the concrete paving, curb and gutter to the entrance/driveway into Parish Café, Mill Street Antiques, the Elephant in the Room, Sonoma Cider, and Illuminate Spa, but it will happen after February 14. Once we get a firm date, we’ll let you know.
  2. Because of weather as well as utility-undergrounding work by a City contractor, East Mill may not open until the end of February.
  3. Looking ahead beyond February: We are working with the contractor to develop a less-disruptive work and paving plan for completing the circle within the roundabout. This work includes paving, street structure, and signage. Critical issues and challenges include whether to allow vehicular access via detours, whether to work at night or just in the day, etc. This plan will remain an active topic in discussions with GHD. As we learn more information in the coming weeks, we will continue to keep you informed.

Before we get to the construction update, Singletree Cafe is the latest business to be featured in our “Here in Healdsburg” online series about local-business owners. Check out the story: http://bit.ly/2EAXmuy or via Instagram: @CityofHealdsburg.


Now, onto the construction update:

Northwest surface improvements

  • Sub-graded curb, gutter, and sidewalk
  • Subcontractor Takehara installed irrigation chases and system
  • Begin rock-grading of curb and gutter and concrete paving. This will finish early next week.

Next week:

  • Install blocks for stone wall
  • Form and pour concrete paving
  • Start forming, pouring standard curb and pervious concrete

West Mill Underground surface improvements

  • Subcontractor Takehara installed irrigation chases to the south side of West Mill
  • Sub-graded for concrete paving, curb, and gutter
  • Rock-graded concrete paving, curb, and gutter

Next week:

  • Start forming and pour concrete paving, curb, and gutter

Southwest surface improvements

  • Removed plates/backfill pumping supply areas for old sewer lines – abandonment is complete
  • Subcontractor Takehara installed irrigation main
  • Sub-grade road for concrete paving, curb and gutter

Next week:

  • Install blocks for stone wall

Two week from now:

  • Pour lithocrete for decorative sidewalks –- lithocrete is a structural concrete matrix that binds materials such as glass and granite to produce dramatic concrete paving.

East Mill surface improvements

  • Finished  the removal of temporary pavement.
  • Subcontractor Takehara installed irrigation main
  • Sub-graded curb, gutter, sidewalk and roadway
  • Place base rock below the curb and gutter

Next week:

  • Form and pour curb, gutter and sidewalk

Two weeks from now:

  • Form and pour driveway – this is the driveway used by Pacific Union Real Estate – Bay Cities will pour and form the driveway a half at a time, so cars can still access the driveway.