Ribbon Cutting for 30th Street Commons Improvement Project
The City of Arcata in partnership with the Yurok Indian Housing
Authority (YIHA) is excited to celebrate the completion of the 30th Street Commons Improvement
Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the east end of 30th Street at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April
20. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Commons Improvement Project reconstructed 30th Street and installed a 140-foot pedestrian
bridge that connects the project to Janes Creek Meadows Park.
The Arcata 30th Street Commons Project was originally approved in 2007 and consists of 36 affordable
housing rental units. The progress on this project was put on hold after project roads and utilities were
partially constructed. Several prospective proponents and developers attempted to reestablish the project,
but were unable due to financial constraints. The Yurok Indian Housing Authority purchased the
property in 2020 and was able to overcome the fiscal barriers that halted the original project.
The project includes several public amenities associated with Affordable Housing Sustainable
Communities (AHSC) funding. This includes approximately $1 million for the reconstruction of 30th
Street, approximately $1 million for the construction of a portion of the Annie & Mary Trail, $402,000
for the pedestrian bridge to Janes Creek Meadows Park, $680,000 for Electric Bus and related
infrastructure, $140,000 for a shared bike and car program, as well as additional related infrastructure.
Reconstruction of 30th Street and the pedestrian bridge portion is complete and the city will continue to
work with YIHA to complete the remaining portion of the AHSC funding.
For more information, please call the Building & Engineering Department at (707) 825-2173.