The Levee Improvements Project is necessary to keep Foster City safe from storms and high tides, as demonstrated by the video above showing a high tide in February 2020. The project is big undertaking with a big purpose: protecting Foster City’s people and property for years to come.
While this is a massive, complex project, we’re committed to clearly communicating the top areas of interest for our community:
- Why: The Levee Improvements Project will protect Foster City and avoid being designated a flood zone (which would require expensive flood insurance for most homeowners).
- How: To fund the necessary levee improvements, Foster City voters passed Measure P with nearly 81% support.
- What: The improved levee will better protect our city during storms and high tides and from future sea level rise. The project also includes redevelopment and widening of the Levee/Bay Trail, which will provide the community with an enhanced, more inviting recreation destination. All of the shoreline access points to public land will be restored.
Once the project is completed, Foster City’s improved levee will protect homes, schools, businesses, and essential City services and infrastructure, for years to come. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as the work is completed!