Several restoration projects have occurred on both Codornices Creek and Village Creek.
1994: Installation of a 430-foot-long stream daylighting project between 8th and 9th Streets
1997: Creation of a wider channel, a meander belt, and new riparian vegetation between 5th and 6th Streets
2004 & 2006: Replaced the straight channel between 3rd and 6th Streets with a meandering creek channel, including pools, riffles, and vegetation.
- 2023 to 2024: Developed a bicycle and pedestrian path from 8th to 10th Streets and vegetation improvements (construction and restoration in progress).
- 1999: Restoration and daylighting of Village Creek between Jackson Street and 6th Street, associated with construction of Step 1 of the Univeristy Village student housing project.
2007: Restoration and daylighting of approximately 750 linear feet of Village Creek that used to run through a culvert. Habitat restoration and flood protection were achieved by removing the concrete culvert and excavating a new channel of floodplain. Restoration was associated with construction of Step 2 of the university Village student housing project.