City Infrastructure Projects
- 2021 Citywide Pavement Rehabilitation Project
- 10th Street Crossing at Orchard Drive
- Parking Lot at Eigleberry & 7th Street
- Gilroy Sports Park
With approximately $3.2 million of Measure B, SB 1, and various Gas Tax funds, the City of Gilroy will be rehabilitating eight sections of roadway including sections of:
- Monterey Road
- Farrell Avenue
- Camino Arroyo
- Murray Avenue
- 8th Street
- Chestnut Street
- Martin Street
- San Ysidro Avenue
The work will be completed in phases with Camino Arroyo (Phase 2) and San Ysidro Avenue (Phase 6) scheduled for night-work. Lane closures will be in place. Please plan ahead and take alternate routes where possible.
Work is anticipated to begin mid-April with the main construction work anticipated to be completed by the end of April. This work will be followed by a final treatment and striping which is anticipated to take place in mid-May.
Map of Project Area
Construction of a new rectangular rapid-flashing beacon has begun at the intersection of 10th Street and Orchard Drive. This new system will provide safer crossing for students travelling to and from Gilroy High School. The work is anticipated to be completed by mid-August. The construction process will result in minor traffic disruptions, including partial shoulder and lane closures, pedestrian detours, and parking restrictions near the intersection.
The project includes the installation of a new rectangular rapid flashing beacon system at the intersection of 10th Street and Orchard Drive. The improvements will also include new curb ramps at the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection, concrete islands, and striping improvements, including buffered bike lanes on 10th Street between Orchard Drive and Valley Forge Drive.
The City is bringing a new parking lot to Gilroy's Historic Downtown on an existing lot at Eigleberry and 7th Street.
Staff presented three parking lot layout alternatives to the Gilroy City Council at a May 2021 City Council Meeting. Council voted to move forward with the design of Alternative 2, shown below.
On May 6, 2019 the City of Gilroy entered a one-year exclusivity period with Sharks Sports & Entertainment LLC. Since that time, the City has been working diligently to assess whether or not an indoor recreational facility, built by the City and operated by the Sharks organization, would be beneficial to the community of Gilroy.
The City has been undertaking this process as part of an overall effort to develop the Sports Park in accordance with the Sports Park Master Plan, adopted in 1999.
The conceptual facility would likely include opportunities for a variety of sporting programs and events to include ice hockey and would be located off Monterey Road, as part of the Gilroy Sports Park. Neither the San Jose Sharks nor the San Jose Barracuda teams would re-locate to Gilroy as part of this project.
Once under the one-year exclusivity agreement, the City of Gilroy began an environmental review of the proposed project to identify possible environmental impacts of the project and recommended measures to alleviate these possible impacts.
In January 2020, the DRAFT Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) was released for review and public comment including possible impacts and solutions to the impacts. The public review and comment period ends at close of business on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. To view the full document and technical reports, visit CityofGilroy.org (http://www.cityofgilroy.org/298/Development-Activity-Projects). Included in the DRAFT SEIR is a preliminary description of the conceptual indoor sporting facility including a 70,000 square foot building imprint, two National Hockey League sized ice rinks, and a second level mezzanine. This preliminary description is included in the DRAFT SEIR to provide parameters for the environmental review process and does not represent adopted plans for the conceptual facility. Actual details of any future proposed facility on the site have yet to be determined and must go through the full review development process, as with any other project, including Planning approval for architectural and site review and Building permits for construction plans.
Upon completion of the public comment period of the DRAFT SEIR, responses to the comments will be addressed and consolidated into a FINAL SEIR. The FINAL SEIR will be presented to Planning Commission for recommendation, then the City Council for consideration and adoption. Next steps in the process will be determined based upon the continued feasibility of the project.
Existing Master Plan Phasing Plan
Conceptual Master Plan Phase III Site Plan
Gilroy Sports Park Master Plan Phase III Amendment
- Appendix A NOP and Responses
- Appendix B Certified EIR
- Appendix C Master Plan Udates
- Appendix D AQ GHG Energy Report
- Appendix E Community Risk Assessment
- Appendix F Floodplain Impact Analysis
- Appendix G Environmental Noise Assessment
- Appendix H Traffic
- Gilroy Sports Park Master Plan Phase III Amendments_Draft SEIR
- Sports Park NOA
- Sports Park Phase III Amendment - Notice of Determination