Over the last few weeks, motorists and residents may have noticed City crews working in Myrtle Avenue near the intersection of 8th Street. The activity was prompted by a rapidly-developing sinkhole. After much work to determine the cause of the sinkhole, it was determined that a storm drain line deep beneath Myrtle Avenue had partially collapsed. A video inspection of the culvert revealed multiple joint and other failures in the nearly 100-year old pipe. In order to protect the roadway and critical infrastructure within it, the city will be abandoning the pipe and installing a new, larger pipe adjacent to the existing culvert. The new culvert will be designed and sized to accommodate large storm events and provide for fish passage.
Eureka City Staff and the Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a special Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM, to conduct an Architectural Driving Tour within the City of Eureka.
To view the Agenda and a map of the driving tour, please click the link below:
The Eureka City Council is currently evaluating the City’s regulations regarding digital signs, which are also known as electronic signs, electronic message centers, LED message centers, and reader boards.
For members of the general public and business owners interested in expressing your opinion regarding digital signs, be sure to read this recent Press Release and participate in the survey included.
On November 28, 2017, the Development Services Department held a public workshop in the Wharfinger Building to inform the public of the ongoing Zoning Code Update and to solicit community feedback. An artist/graphic recorder was on hand to drawing a visual representation of the participants’ vision.
Click HERE to view the visual representation.
On November 28, 2017, the Development Services Department held a public workshop in the Wharfinger Building to inform the public of the ongoing Zoning Code Update and to solicit community feedback. The event was well attended, with over 200 people making it out on a rainy Tuesday night. The workshop began with an educational presentation by Development Services Director, Rob Holmlund, about the principles of urban planning and the unique opportunities and challenges present in Eureka. The remainder of the event was open house-style where people moved from station to station to offer their thoughts verbally or in writing. The stations corresponded to topics (e.g. parking or building heights) and to neighborhoods of the city (e.g. Downtown or Henderson Center). Vast quantities of data were collected and have since been reviewed and synthesized.
Click HERE to view the results.
The City of Eureka invites artists to apply to install murals on utility boxes. The goal of Eureka Box Art! is to use utility boxes as “canvases” for original pieces of art as well as to contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the city, while deterring graffiti. This program is open to individual artists, a team of artists or community groups with a designated lead artist. Selected artists shall be compensated for the application of their artwork and designs.