City of San Juan Capistrano, California

Population (Year): 34955  (2021)

The City of San Juan Capistrano faces several infrastructure challenges, including the need to upgrade and maintain its aging water and sewer systems to ensure reliable and efficient service. Additionally, the city’s transportation network requires significant investment to address increasing traffic congestion and support sustainable transportation options. The city also faces challenges related to affordable housing and the need to improve access to high-speed internet in underserved areas. Finally, the city must address the impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures and the potential for increased flooding and wildfire risk, on critical infrastructure, including roads, buildings, and communication networks. Addressing these infrastructure challenges requires investment in the city’s water, transportation, housing, and emergency management systems to ensure long-term sustainability and resilience.

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

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Project Satus


New Traffic Signal Rancho Viejo at Highland


“A recent study conducted by Public Works Engineering staff, found that some traffic warrants were met to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Rancho Viejo Road and Highland Drive. A complaint from a resident informed the City that during the morning and afternoon peak hours during school days, it is difficult to turn left from westbound Highland Drive, and to turn left from
southbound Rancho Viejo Road.”



Not Started


Historic Town Center Park Storage Facility


This project will construct a storage facility just east of the stage area at Historic Town Center Park. Several large City-sponsored events – including the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, Swallows Day Parade, and the Summer Nites Concert Series – occur at HTC park and an on-site storage facility would provide for a more efficient event coordination. The project involves constrcution of a concrete slab, floors and walls, roof trusses, sidings, framing, flooring, and shed doors.



Not Started


Joint Regional Water Supply System Capital Replacements


The Joint Regional Water Supply System JRWSS is an existing pipeline conveying imported water to the South Orange County area, including San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, and San Clemente. San Juan’s ownership in the line runs the full extent from its start at the CM-10 meter connection in Irvine to its end at the Schlegel Reservoir. It is included in the Domestic Water Master Plan as the primary import feed with a capacity of 15 cubic feet per second cfs. This line continues to provide the City of San Juan Capistrano with import capacity as needed. This project is for the continued repair, relocation, and upgrading of this line.



Not Started


Groundwater Recharge with Stormwater


“The San Juan Basin Authority SJBA proposes to install seven, 7-foot high by 140-foot long rubber dams and five, 5-foot high by 80 foot long rubber dams in the lined section of the San Juan and Trabuco Creeks. The Project is presently being developed by the Santa Margarita Water District, with the expectation that the Project will become a SJBA project. The Project would augment the groundwater from retained storm water to recharge an additional 1,700 acre-feet per year. San Juan would participate in only half of the acre-foot yield. In the future
the same system can be used to use recycled water and storm water to recharge the San Juan Basin. A combination of grants, and low interest loans would be sought to fund this program. The City is not yet committed to the Project, and the proposed funding is a placeholder as the Project is developed further by the Santa Margarita Water District.”



Not Started


San Juan Hills Greens and Estates Pipeline Replacement


“Due to extensive corrosion of the existing ductile iron water lines in the San Juan Hills Greens and San Juan Hills Estates, this project will replace the pipelines with PVC pipeline. The cathodic protection installed at the San Juan Hills Greens with CIP #17801 in 2020 is projected to slow the rate of failure, but will not stop it entirely. The cathodic protection system installed in the San Juan
Hills Estates in 2010 slowed the rate of corrosion, but has not entirely solved the problem either. Replacement of the pipelines is needed. This CIP will allocate $2.3 million per year for four
years FY 26-27 through FY 30-31 for a total of $9.2 million, with construction occurring in FY 30-31, or soon thereafter.”



Not Started

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