City Manager's Report February 26, 2021

Avalon Brea Place Apartments

The new development, Avalon Brea Place Apartments, located at 115 S. State College Boulevard, is preparing for its first phase residential release in March. It is set to have 109 residential units available for rent as they finish the final touches on the 228-unit residential apartment complex. The building will have access to the Tracks at Brea Trail located north of the project site and will include rooftop amenities and a parking structure. The project consists of a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes with amenities. Two-bedroom apartments are expected to be completed in early 2022.

Napoli Tract Water Improvements

The Napoli Tract Water Improvements, CIP Project 7458, is scheduled to begin on March 1. The work to be constructed is located south of Lambert Road and west of Brea Boulevard, which includes Napoli Drive, Delphia Avenue, and St. Crispen Avenue. The project includes the replacement and upgrade of existing water mains, appurtenances, and street resurfacing throughout the tract.

Sully-Miller Contracting Company was awarded the contract for this project, and the construction is anticipated to be completed by July, weather permitting. Notices will be sent out to the residents and nearby business properties, as well as posted on the City’s website. Residents and the general public will continue to be notified throughout the project regarding the progress.

Brea’s Youth Theatre Presents: The Best of Stagelight

Brea’s Youth Theatre presented its first-ever exclusively live-streamed performance on February 13. The Best of Stagelight was comprised of 90 minutes’ worth of songs and scenes from some of the most beloved youth theatre productions to ever appear on the Curtis Theatre stage. All rehearsals and shows were conducted in accordance with the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Safety measures included holding events outdoors, mask-wearing, social-distancing, and rehearsing in small groups. Curtis Theatre staff handled all lighting, audio, and streaming duties, and kept the usual Brea Youth Theatre production value. Online audiences gave rave reviews of both the content and the experience. Participants were ecstatic to finally showcase their weeks of hard work. Overall, the production was very different than anything attempted before, but it was still expertly executed and provided a much-needed performance opportunity for everyone involved.

Imperial Highway and Berry Street Intersection Improvements

The Imperial Highway and Berry Street Intersection Improvements, CIP Project 7278, has begun. This project will construct a new right-turn lane while traveling west on Imperial Highway onto Berry Street. The work consists of pavement rehabilitation, including cold milling, which is a process of removing at least part of the road surface to level and smooth the surface. The project also includes the placement of new asphalt concrete, sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter improvements, curb ramp improvements, and the relocation of traffic signal poles.

Hardy and Harper, Inc. was awarded the contract for this project. Construction is anticipated to be completed by May. The project is being completed in two main phases. Phase one includes some underground work, and phase two includes the construction of the right-turn lane, sidewalk, ADA ramps, and signal work. In collaborating with the City’s Communications & Marketing Division, notices were sent out to the residents and nearby business properties as well as posted on the City’s website. Residents and the general public will continue to be notified throughout the project to keep them updated on progress.

The Brea Police Department Welcomes New Officers

Acting Chief Hawley with new Brea PD Officers (Left to Right) Officer Fernandez, Officer Slater & Officer Alferez

On Tuesday, February 16, Acting Chief Hawley swore-in three lateral police officers. Officer Fernandez and Officer Alferez join the Brea Police Department from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, and Officer Slater joins Brea from the Gardena Police Department. All three officers are currently in field training. Brea gives a warm welcome to its newest officers.

Brea Community Center Fitness LED Lighting Upgrade

The Public Works Department’s Building Maintenance staff recently installed LED string lighting on the north side of the Brea Community Center gymnasium. This custom-lighting system, which includes a timer and dimmer capabilities, enhances the Brea Community Center’s ability to provide outdoor fitness classes and will also give guests another area to hold events in the future. Building Maintenance staff worked closely with the Community Services Department to select the lighting for this project.