Grade Separation Archway Design Comes Before Council

The decorative archway will adorn the overpass that is being built downtown for the new Caltrain station.

Although the project is far from being finished, the final picture of what San Bruno's grade separation project will look like will come clearer into view at today's City Council meeting.

The council will be receiving a report and deciding on the final design for the decorative archway for the project, which will overlook San Bruno Avenue as drivers pass under the new Caltrain station that is currently being built downtown.

According to an artist's rendering released when the project first started construction, the archway will span the length of the street above the tracks. Decorative San Bruno signs are also supposed to flank the overpass.

Also on today's meeting agenda:

  • The San Bruno Park School District will be giving a presentation about its parcel tax, which will be on the November ballot.
  • The council will be checking off on labor agreements recently reached by the city and two of its unions—mid-management and management. Three other city employee unions are still in labor negotiations.
  • The city treasurer will be giving a report about the city's investment portfolio, which includes the $70 million PG&E settlement money.

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gmr September 25, 2012 at 08:37 PM
An arch???? For what purpose???? Why can't we not just give the money to the San Bruno Schools???? They need it the most!!!!!
Salina Welsh September 26, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Good design did not have to be expensive. I think now that the architect have the feed back from the community and the council. He should be able push the design further from our comment and present us with another design. Don't keep giving us the excuse about $$$ and time constrain.
John Hanson September 26, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I hope the City Council plays back the meeting from last night. 10 yrs. of planning for the new Train Station and they came up with this design. Three of the Council members were against the design, but after being told to take it or leave it, 2 members agreed to approve it. What a way to run a City.
Eric Ribeiro September 26, 2012 at 06:09 PM
The picture shown here is not the same one presented at last night's council meeting. The one shown in the meeting is only one arch on Huntington and San Bruno Ave and no arch on the reverse; San Mateo Ave (1st Ave) and San Bruno Ave. The proposed arch also is not as high as in this picture because of structural limitations.
Martin Ricard September 26, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Correct. The picture shown with this story was the initial artist's rendering. I'll be following up about last night's meeting with another story...coming soon.


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