designs.

Recently, City staff and the design team presented initial design concepts to the Glendale City Council. These concepts represent early ideas of the possibilities within the wash, and how it can be transformed with pedestrian, cyclist, and open space possibilities. As the first iterations, there is still much work to be done, and the presented concepts are not specific to a particular location. But we are eager to hear your feedback; your thoughts of the designs, applicability to your neighborhood, and how we can continue to enhance this vision. Your feedback will be considered in future iterations, and will help to shape and inform the design, amenities, and features of a re-imagined wash. Use the comment fields below each set of images to provide your feedback.

Section drawing of the existing Verdugo Wash.

existing sample section of the wash

Proposed section of the Verdugo Wash.

proposed sample section of the wash

Early concepts would include a raised floor, allowing for water to pass under the elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathways. Deep planting wells would allow for greening of the pathway and stormwater capture. 

narrow wash segments

The following graphics illustrate potential concepts for narrower segments of the wash, primarily north of Glendale Community College. The design approach focuses on creating a safe and comfortable pathway for pedestrians and cyclists, focused on connectivity between neighborhoods and providing an amenity to the adjacent communities. Enhanced vegetation would assist in greening the pathway, and would utilize fire resistant plantings. Access points have not yet been determined, but potential opportunities are illustrated to show how features such as stairs, ramps, and bridges could create connectivity across and into the wash.

View of the potential improvements to the Verdugo Wash.

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View of the potential improvements to the Verdugo Wash.

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View of the potential improvements to the Verdugo Wash.

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wider wash segments

The following graphics illustrate potential concepts for the wider segments of the wash, primarily south of Glendale Community College. Much like the narrower sections, these designs include the same raised floor approach, but present more opportunities for social gathering spaces, entertainment, and separation of pedestrians and cyclists.  More opportunities for enhanced vegetation exist, and can create passive areas for respite from the surrounding environment. Playgrounds, gathering spaces, and other socially engaging environments are possible and can create nodes of activity within the more urban areas of the wash.

View of the potential improvements to the Verdugo Wash.

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View of the potential improvements to the Verdugo Wash.

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View of the potential improvements to the Verdugo Wash.

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View of the potential improvements to the Verdugo Wash.

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