Orangevale to see improvements thanks to county, city, community group cooperation

By: Staff report
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Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan announced today plans for significant county investments in the major business corridors of Madison Avenue and Greenback Lane in Orangevale.

One of the projects, which will completely re-landscape dilapidated medians on Madison Avenue, will be completed in a joint project with the City of Folsom.

 “It is exciting to see the county investing significant funds in the commercial areas of Orangevale” MacGlashan said of the upcoming plans. “The county will be directing over $200,000 to improve long-standing eyesores and deficiencies in the community.”

The county and Folsom will jointly fund a city-managed project that will install new landscaping – including trees, shrubs, groundcover, and new irrigation – on the existing asphalt medians on Madison Avenue/Greenback Lane between Main Avenue in Orangevale and American River Canyon Drive in Folsom. The project, which was initiated by the City of Folsom and supported by the Orangevale Commmunity Planning Advisory Council, will both enhance an existing business corridor and provide welcoming entries into both Orangevale and Folsom, according to MacGlashan.

Additionally, the county will be investing in sidewalk continuity improvements to address existing deficiencies along Greenback Lane that have been identified by Greenback Lane OrangeVale Envisions (GLOVE). GLOVE is a community-based group of Orangevale business owners and residents focused on approaching the county with meaningful and attainable goals for improving the business district of their community.

 “Through this project, the County is demonstrating a serious financial commitment to the goals GLOVE has set forth in its recently-completed Vision document” said MacGlashan. “I am proud to continue bringing meaningful county investments to the community of Orangevale that enhance the community’s quality of life.”

The county funding for these projects is interest earnings from the county’s Tobacco Litigation Settlement funds. Construction is scheduled to begin in April and October, respectively.