Costa Mesa recognized for Harbor Boulevard beautification

The city of Costa Mesa recognized by a professional group for its Harbor Boulevard project, which included planting new trees and installing drought-tolerant landscaping.
(Bradley Zint)

The city of Costa Mesa was recently recognized by a professional organization for its efforts to improve Harbor Boulevard.

The Southern California chapter of the American Public Works Assn., which has more than 1,400 members, gave the city one of its 2015 Project of the Year awards. It will be presented during a Dec. 9 ceremony in Lakewood.

Costa Mesa’s Harbor Boulevard Beautification Project, funded with help from a $500,000 federal grant made in 2010, included installing new drought-tolerant landscaping and planting more than 100 trees along Harbor, between Adams Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

Crews also installed a new city entrance sign with solar-powered lighting at Harbor and MacArthur.

The work, completed throughout 2014, was done by Irvine-based Land Forms Landscape Construction, which also did wetlands restoration in Fairview Park.