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Posted on: March 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 3.9 Million Clean California Grant Update

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Recently the City of Gilroy was awarded a $3.9 million grant through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Clean California Local Grant Program for improvements within Gilroy’s Historic Downtown. The Clean California Local Grant Program prioritizes grant funding towards projects that enhance communities and improve spaces for walking and recreation. Gilroy’s project includes the renovation and beautification of Gourmet Alley and Railroad Street within the downtown area, renovating these spaces into pedestrian and bicycle-friendly pathways through infrastructure and aesthetic improvements. Also included in the project is a “Keep Gilroy Clean” anti-littering campaign.

The grant money was awarded based on the projects included in the grant application documents. A summarized list of these projects is included below.

✔️ Gourmet Alley between 4th and 7th:

  • Repaving of alley in decorative stamped asphalt 
  • Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly markings along each block  
  • Improvements to the stormwater drainage system 
  • New trash enclosures and trash receptacles
  • New signage
  • Additional lighting
  • New benches 
  • New trees

✔️ Railroad Street between 4th and 7th:

  • Repaving
  • Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly markings along each block
  • New trash receptacles for pedestrians 
  • New signage
  • Additional lighting
  • New benches 
  • New fencing

✔️ Clean Up and Media Campaign

  • Cleanup days for the alleys:
  • An anti-littering campaign

For more information visit: https://www.cityofgilroy.org/389/Downtown-Gilroy

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