Fort Bragg Wins Major Streetscape Award

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hails Improved 'Livability'

Jan 20, 2010, 17:02 ET from City of Fort Bragg, California Promotion Committee

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded Green Valley Consulting Engineers, the firm that guided downtown streetscape renovation, with a prestigious ASCE Region 9 (California) Outstanding Small Transportation Project of the Year award. Photos of downtown improvements have been posted to the city website.

"Your project won because it demonstrated exceptional creativity as well as economy which are hallmarks of civil engineering ... especially in this economic climate," said ASCE Regional Awards committee member Douglas Taylor. "In a word, your project delivered a lot of bang for the buck."

The streetscape project in 2009 won two other honors: the San Francisco section of ASCE's Outstanding Small Transportation Project of the Year and a Small Firm Merit Award for Green Valley.

"The Downtown Streetscape Project is about a community's commitment of individual and collective action to accomplish economic and physical revitalization in Downtown Fort Bragg while improving the livability of an already special community," the Green Valley website reported.

"This project was demonstrative in its ability of people with diverse interests, backgrounds, resources, and ideas coming together to forge new paths for the good of the community. Most importantly, it is about people striving to understand others' perspectives and, together, journeying towards a better quality of life ... a place to come, walk, visit, play and stay."

Fort Bragg, California is a seaside city of 7,000 on the Mendocino Coast, 150 miles north of San Francisco. To find out more about Fort Bragg, visit the City of Fort Bragg Promotion Committee website,, or visit the city's Twitter and Facebook pages.

SOURCE City of Fort Bragg, California Promotion Committee