Kersting Court Construction

Kersting Court Construction
Posted on 02/02/2021
Render of Kersting CourtConstruction in Kersting Court is scheduled to begin February 4, 2021 and is expected to continue through the month of April, 2021. The sidewalk around the project site will be closed, please observe the sidewalk closed signs and use alternate routes. The parking area on the north side of the street will be open during most of the project, however, the south side parking area of Kersting Court is expected to be closed throughout the construction period. During the resurfacing of the parking area, this section will also be blocked to through traffic.

The project stems from years of input from the public and the Community Services Commission, resulting in numerous discussions by the City Council. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger contributed $300,000 in grant funds for the refresh in Kersting Court. Mayor Rachelle Arizmendi said, “We are very grateful for Supervisor Barger’s grant. To say we are excited about the ground breaking of our Kersting Court refresh is an understatement. After years of community input and hard work from the Community Services Commission, the Council has approved the project. I know our residents are ready to welcome the new design to the heart of our downtown Sierra Madre.”

The project consists of new ADA accessible and open-seating areas, a stage for events, lighting, drinking fountain and new landscaping. The iconic Bell Tower, the flag pole and the pepper trees will remain. The parking area will receive new stamped colored asphalt, two new ADA-compliant parking stalls, and raised crosswalks. Due to the size of the project, the City is following the Low Impact Development Ordinance and will be installing a storm water catchment basin under the parking area to control storm water and allow ground absorption.

The project is scheduled to begin Thursday, February 4, 2021 with preparation for demolition and the installation of a construction fence. The project is scheduled for approximately 60 working days, and is expected to end in late April, 2021.

Any questions or concerns, can be directed to Public Works Director Chris Cimino at (626) 355-7135 or via e-mail at CCimino@cityofsierramadre.com