City, PUSD to hold neighborhood meeting about Witter Field renovation on May 22

Heavy rains flooded Witter Field in December 2021

The city of Piedmont and the school district are co-hosting a neighborhood meeting on Monday, May 22 at 6 p.m. in the Wildwood Elementary School theater to inform residents who live near Witter Field about the upcoming construction schedule and expected impacts on the surrounding area.

Work on the field is scheduled to begin June 6.

Englarged image of the planned truck routes for Witter Field renovations

PUSD Facilities Director Pete Palmer will lead the meeting, and give an overview of the project and schedule, and details of the construction plans and neighbor impacts. Public Works Director Daniel Gonzales will be on hand to answer questions as well.

Given the scope of the project, the city says there will still be significant impacts to the surrounding area — most notably, “no parking” restrictions on Palm Drive and portions of Wildwood, Park View, and Winsor Avenues through September 2023. There will also be occasional, though less frequent, parking restrictions on El Cerrito and Jerome Avenues near Witter Field.

One thought on “City, PUSD to hold neighborhood meeting about Witter Field renovation on May 22

  1. I’m deeply concerned about the impact this plan will have on Palm Drive and the people who live on the street. And from a process standpoint, holding a meeting to “inform” residents instead of “consult” makes it seem like a decision has already been made without discussing it with the community or hearing from residents directly about the harm it could cause. Given this, the project seems fatally flawed before it has even begun.

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