DMV Creekside Restoration Update and Community Comment Opportunity

Thursday, November 1, 2012

In August 2011, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), without notice, removed 14 trees located along the banks of the creek and in the agency’s parking lot at Miles Avenue and Cavour Street.

The community was outraged, and the DMV agreed to work with the community to restore the area. True to their word, the DMV has replanted beautiful trees in the parking lot and has begun work on a creekside plan. FROG, in coordination with DMV Neighbors Association and local residents, has now finalized a creekside restoration plan and submitted it to the DMV, with the hope that it can be implemented soon.

An original plan for the creekside was prepared and presented to the community by the DMV in early 2012. Afterward, FROG retained MIG, the design firm that initially developed the greenbelt, to modify this plan to better reflect a restoration design desired by local residents, Farmer’s Market patrons, and the community at large. As a result, this restoration plan reflects the character of the surrounding areas and restores the creekside to an urban green space that can be cherished by the community, the DMV and its patrons.

Visit to review the plan online. Then, join us with your thoughts and concerns on Thursday, November 8 for the FROG meeting at the Rockridge Branch Library, 7:30-9:30 p.m., or e-mail us at (Plans discussion begins at 8:30 p.m.) — by Misti Groves,
Miles Avenue residents, 
and Carol Behr, FROG chair