Hermosa Beach Pier Avenue Street Improvements
The City of Hermosa Beach hired RRM Design Group for the redesign of a section of its downtown corridor. This innovative project incorporates a green streets program and a revolutionary storm drain system. The City received nearly $1.3 million in Federal Recovery Act (economic stimulus) funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State Water Resources Control Board to implement the low impact system. The “green street” design addresses existing flooding problems and reduces and cleans stormwater runoff, the most common cause of coastal pollutants, from contaminating the nearby beach. In addition to the storm water system, a new reclaimed water main has been installed which provides irrigation of the new drought-tolerant landscaping.