Avila Beach Front Street and Plaza Enhancement
Through a community-driven process, RRM Design Group provided the coastal development plans (conceptual design through complete construction) for the rebuilding of downtown Avila Beach, a waterfront community that suffered from significant subsurface contamination. The town’s remediation process required demolition; state, county and stakeholder consensus; and cost-effective scheduling. The plan included a plaza area, seawall, memorial overlook deck, neighborhood park, lifeguard/first aid station, amphitheater, public art, streetscape, beach access and public restrooms. The innovative design prioritizes accessibility, reflects the flowing contours of the beach and lapping tide, captures the town’s eclectic charm and uses indigenous materials.
– Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC), State Level