Oro Vista Green Infrastructure Corridor Project


Project Location

The Oro Vista Green Infrastructure Corridor Project is located in the Upper Los Angeles River watershed along a portion of Oro Vista Avenue in the community of Sunland.

Project Description

The Oro Vista Green Infrastructure Corridor Project is an excellent example of transforming a traditionally designed street into a green infrastructure corridor to simultaneously improve water quality, increase water supply, reduce area flooding and create community enhancements.
The Project uses a combination of stormwater best management practices (or BMPs) and infrastructure to address flooding issues. Underground dry wells capture, infiltrate and treat stormwater runoff, street trees reduce the heat island effect and improve air quality, and sidewalk parkway planters and permeable pavement infiltrate rainwater and reduce peak flow during strong rain events.

Project Benefits

The project’s green infrastructure creates water quality, water supply and community benefits:
  • Remove 100% of trash and 89.5% of Zinc from stormwater runoff from a 226-acre area of land
  • Capture and infiltrate 9.5 million gallons of stormwater annually in a normal rainy season
  • Plant more than 35 street trees with curb inlets
  • Install approximately 4,300 square feet of infiltration planters with California natives
  • Build approximately 1,300 feet of new storm drain pipes and 13 new catch basins
  • Construct approximately 12,000 square feet of permeable sidewalk

Project Funding

The total budget for the Oro Vista Avenue Green Infrastructure Corridor Project is $10.2 million. The project is funded by the County of Los Angeles Safe Clean Water Program.

If you’d like to receive additional information, please contact san.safecleanwater@lacity.org and place Oro Vista Avenue Green Infrastructure Corridor Project in the subject line.

To learn more about the projects funded by the Los Angeles County Safe Clean Water Program, please visit LA County’s Safe Clean Water Program’s project map.