Foothill Boulevard Streetscape Project

Claremont, California

The Foothill Boulevard Project is the City of Claremont’s roadway improvement and green street plan for the two-mile stretch of Foothill Boulevard between Claremont Boulevard and North Towne Avenue; Foothill Boulevard is a part of historic Route 66 and one of the country’s most recognizable thoroughfares. The project proposes a comprehensive urban design and reconstruction plan for Foothill Boulevard that calls for new pavement and the integration of protected bike lanes. A major component of the project is stormwater infiltration along the boulevard with bioswales in the parkways. Extensive plant palette research was completed in collaboration with the local native plant botanic garden dedicated to California native plants to determine the best suited palette for the location and adaptability along the harsh street conditions.