Village Pedestrian Enhancement

If you have any questions during construction you can call Macedonio Nunez, Project Manager, at 408.868.1218.

The City of Saratoga will begin construction of the Village Pedestrian Enhancement Project on the 2nd week of May. Guerra Construction has been hired to make the following improvements:

  • Crosswalk with in-pavement lights adjacent to Starbucks
  • Blaney Plaza improvements including electrical, landscape upgrades, safety fence, and Wi-Fi
  • Blaney Plaza "Spur Road" decorative concrete paving
  • Sidewalk and street light pole improvements along the "Spur Road" 
  • Museum signage and drinking fountain at the Saratoga Historical Park
  • Bus Shelter at Saratoga Avenue
  • GFI electrical outlet upgrades for the tree lights along Big Basin Way
  • Signage including Village Merchant Directory

The construction will begin with the crosswalk located adjacent to Starbucks. The total project is scheduled to complete in October 2014. All streets and sidewalks will remain open during construction. There may be some short periods of time where traffic will be detoured around construction. 
 Village Pedestrian Enhancement Plans (June 2012) - to review at the June 27th meeting.

 Notification letter given to local businesses on June 18, 2012

 Notification letter given to local businesses on October 18, 2011

 Notification letter given to local business on May 26, 2011

 Third Street Improvement Plan

Notification letter given to local business on June 23, 2010

 Village Pedestrian Enhancement Plan (This is a large file, so right click and use SAVE AS, for faster download)
There is a change to the plan - the median at 4th Street has been removed from the project

The City received a Pedestrian Enhancement Grant from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to improve patron safety along Big Basin Way while taking into account the unique and historic environment of the Village. Primarily, work will be focused on pedestrian safety improvements and beautification of the Village. This is the first in a series of meetings where members of the public will get to share their thoughts on improvements to the Village streetscape.

Some of the planned improvements include:

  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Pedestrian bulb outs
  • Crosswalk lights in the pavement
  • Landscaping
  • Hanging plant baskets (on the light poles)
  • Irrigation
  • Lighting
  • Streetscape furniture

Gates & Associates was awarded the design contract during a City Council Meeting on August 6, 2008. THe decision came after the Village Ad Hoc reviewed proposals submitted in response to the City's RFP for design services and interviewed of the top candidates. The City Council reviewed the conceptual design plan for the Village Streetscape Project on April 1, 2009.

Notes from Village Streetscape Meeting 10-27-08

Village Design Guidelines

Saratoga Village Pedestrian Enhancement Presentation - February 2nd, 2009 (6 MB)

Saratoga Village Pedestrian Enhancement Presentation - April 1, 2009 (3 MB)

For more information, please contact Macedonio Nunez with the City of Saratoga at

Updated: April 30, 2014