As we previously reported, the city will be moving forward with plans to redesign the length of Castro Street between Market and 19th. The San Francisco Planning Department will be unveiling their preliminary design concept for the redesign tomorrow at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center auditorium from 6PM to 8PM.
In 2008, the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefits District worked with Urban Ecology to develop a streetscape plan for Castro Street. The plan called for sidewalk widening, intersection improvements, new street trees, landscaping, lighting, and other amenities.
In 2011, San Francisco voters passed the Road Repaving and Streets Safety Bond. With the support of Supervisor Scott Wiener, funds from this bond have been allocated toward the planning and construction of Castro Street improvements.
The City’s Castro Street Design Project will use ideas generated in the 2008 plan as the foundation for creating a community-based streetscape design for Castro Street.
Set aside some time tomorrow between 6-8PM to check out the preliminary plan the city has put together and provide your input on the project specifics.