West El Camino Avenue

The City of Sacramento, City Council adopted a policy of landscaping public right-of-way areas including street medians, curbside planter strips, embankments, surplus right-of-way, and setback areas, as new streets are constructed. Prior to that time, landscaping was not routinely planted at the time streets were constructed or widened. Consequently, there are exsisting areas within the right-of-way that are not landscaped, most of which are medians. There are also many streets in the city where medians were not constructed as part of the original roadway.

This project was completed for the City of Sacramento effectively widening a rural two-lane road to a four lane with median, bicycle/pedestrian paths and meandering sidewalk. West El Camino Avenue was designed to lead the pedestrian as the Sacramento River might with it's rambling blue band winding around it's pathway.

Hardy, native grasses and groundcovers are also utilized to recognize and support a resilient landscape that will endure over time. The natural functions and processes of the landscape are able to maintain themselves into the future. Environment, its use and plant materials that work in harmony with an internal system has always been a conservation philosophy behind our award-winning designs.

Choosing low grasses also lends to the safe and effcient movement of people on the streets. An initiative directly adopted from the City's objectives low plant materials allows moving vehicles to see pedestrians easily within and through the community.



Seventh Street Extension

This project was completed for the City of Sacramento as a part of an expansion effort to connect the Richards Boulevard area with Downtown. The project involved traversing a major contaminated rail yard north of downtown and working with a grade separation at the major Union Pacific crossing. In the exisiting downtown area, Orsee Design Associates worked with existing landscape and irrigation and provided additional landscape when new the roadway realined with the exsisting routes elsewhere throughout the corridor.

Orsee Design Associates provided bifurcated sidewalks with street trees and low maintenance plantings. The soil in the railroad yard was contaminated and we ended up removing the soil and replacing it with clean fill for the planters.



Lewis Stein Road

Lewis Stein Road from Big Horn Drive to West Stockton Blvd bridges two creeks in the city of Elk Grove. Orsee Design Associates was responsible for the aesthetic treatment, equestrian cage and the streetscape for this project. Orsee Design took over this project previously completed by the County of Sacramento. Minor landscape renovation had to occur along Big Horn Drive due to reconfiguration of the intersection. The major challenge on this project is incorporating the existing plans in to the revised roadway layout, while providing revisions to new parameters for an improved project.

This road extension will ease some traffic congestion and give people alternative ways to get around their community. The year-long construction project extended Lewis Stein Road seven-tenths of a mile from from West Stockton Blvd south to Big Horn Blvd. The two-lance project includes two bridges over Laguna Creek and Laguna Creek Bypass Channel. Along the road, street lighting, sidewalks, and gutters have been added. There is now a pedestrian trail along the bypass channel an equestrian trail along the creek.