Tierra Rejada Road
Tierra Rejada Road Streetscape Revitalization
The City of Moorpark is committed to maintaining the natural beauty of its public spaces through sustainable landscape design that conserves natural resources. The latest example is along Tierra Rejada Road, where plans are underway to revitalize the landscaping between Spring Road and Courtney Lane.
When the original landscape concept for Tierra Rejada Road was developed over 30 years ago, it envisioned a woodland meadow, with large evergreens, deciduous shade trees and green meadows. While this vision created an enjoyable streetscape, it also resulted in a landscape that demands high water usage and is incompatible with site conditions in some areas. Today the landscaping along this corridor is showing its age, with several tree species in decline and many areas in need of renovation.
Phase 1: The first phase of the Tierra Rejada Road streetscape revitalization was completed in the spring of 2017 with the renovation of a short section of Tierra Rejada Road beginning at Mountain Meadow Drive and extending east approximately 700 feet. This initial project area gave both the City Council and the community a chance to view the redesigned landscaping that has been selected for the Tierra Rejada Road corridor. This landscape design includes a varied mix of California native and drought tolerant plant species that are adapted to the soils and climate of Moorpark. To further reduce water use, and enhance the long-term viability of the streetscape, water saving technologies such as point irrigation and drip irrigation systems are incorporated in the design.
Median Island Renovation: Beginning the week of March 12, 2018 work will be conducted along the center median islands on Tierra Rejada Road to prepare the medians for the installation of the new landscaping. Work will begin near Spring Road and move west along Tierra Rejada Road over the next few months. Work is expected to conclude at Courtney Lane in late May, 2018.
All work will be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For the safety of the workers the center lane will be closed in both directions in work areas. Residents are cautioned to drive with care and watch for traffic control and construction crews.
Supplemental Tree Irrigation: In addition to the work in the median islands, a supplemental drip irrigation system will be installed to the coast redwood trees along Tierra Rejada Road. Many of the coast redwoods have been infected with a fungal disease called Sequoia Canker. The supplemental irrigation system is being installed to help improve the overall health of the trees.
Future ActivityThe final phase of the Tierra Rejada streetscape revitalization will be the installation of the new landscaping along the Tierra Rejada corridor between Spring Road and Courtney Lane. This work is expected to begin in the Summer of 2018. The intent of the project, when complete, is for the Tierra Rejada corridor to exhibit a beautiful, sustainable landscape that complements the mountain and foothill regions of southern California, while requiring up to 50% less water for irrigation.
Share Your Comments
We welcome feedback from the community on this initial project area while we plan the remaining landscape redesign along Tierra Rejada Road. Please take a moment to share your comments with us.