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Building, construction, renovations, all in the works for Chico

Building, construction, and renovations -- that's what you can see driving around Chico. Action News Now reporter Christina Vitale shows us some of the projects happening in the city.

Posted: May 21, 2020 5:07 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The city of Chico has several new upgrades in the works for construction, new housing, and building.

One of the biggest projects is repaving the Esplanade.

Katy Thoma is the Chamber of Commerce President and said the road work on Esplanade will extend from 11th Avenue to Eaton Road. Crews are also installing a sewer truck line for houses and businesses along Esplanade that are still on a septic tank.

Cohasset Road is being repaired thanks to a grant, and if you like to ride your bike good news is ahead.

"They're extending the bikeway, they received a grant for that," Thoma said. "It's going behind Wittmeier Auto Center and Walmart, that's connecting the bike path. So that's exciting."

Multiple phases of work continue on upgrading the Comanche Creek Greenway Area too.

Construction includes expanding recreational activities, putting in a paved pedestrian bike path, benches, and landscaping improvements.

The city of Chico is also continuing to build necessary housing. Driving around the city, construction is noticeable and it’s all a part of a plan to bring more affordable housing options to the area.

North Creek Crossings at Meriam Park will have about 160 one, two, or three-bedroom apartments.

And there's more construction over at Creekside place across from Marsh Junior High School, and Deer Creek family apartments in the Oak Valley subdivision.

Thoma says Jamboree Housing authority will take over the current Jesus center site off Park Avenue. They plan to put in 59 units with a variety of bedrooms for special needs.

“They're also working on annexation with Butte Local Agency Formation Commission, there are some islands in the city that are county, so they’re working to get that correct," Thoma said.

Thoma said city staff has been working remotely on community development, building, and construction within Chico.

Click Here to watch the full webinar where city staff breaks down the recent projects going on around town.

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