Los Gatos Hillside Trail Connection

Location
Los Gatos, CA
Project Responsibilites
MacKay and Somps was the civil engineer and lead designer for the Los Gatos Hillside Trail project. We coordinated with the City’s community development, parks, public works, fire and police departments to link two existing trails systems together.
Project Description
The goal of this project was to link two popular trail systems within the City of Los Gatos and provide access to a ridgeline with panoramic views of the City. This dual use trail (Police and Fire dictated that it would also be used as an EVA) was successfully completed and is in use today.
Regulatory Agency Requirements
In addition to processing through multiple departments within the City of Los Gatos (including Parks, Public Works, Community Development, and the Fire and Police Depts), during CEQA review, several biological and ecological constraints were identified. This required significant coordination between ourselves and the biological consultants during the design and construction process to successfully complete the trail connection.
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