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Tomorrow: Panhandle Improvement Project Open House

By Camden Avery - Published on July 31, 2015.

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 1st, neighbors are invited to join an open house on the ongoing Panhandle Improvement Project. The event will be held from 10am to noon in the Panhandle, at Ashbury Street.

The improvement project, which secured $500K in funding earlier this year from the city, will repave pedestrian paths, install new signs, upgrade lighting, and more. The exact scope of work and improvements depends, in part, on input from the community at the open house.

Rec & Parks has already proposed a schedule for improvements. The first phase of construction, set for this fall, would upgrade the pathway lights to energy-efficient LEDs. The second wave of planning, for north Panhandle multi-use path improvements, would kick off in September, with construction beginning next spring.

Tomorrow's open house is directly in the middle of the two planning and input phases. The $500K in funding was less than the groups involved initially hoped for, so part of the planning process also means prioritizing the most vital components of the improvement effort.

Those who can't make it to the meeting can also contact SF Rec & Parks landscape architect Marvin Yee directly, at marvin [dot] yee {at} sfgov [dot] org, with their concerns. Meeting notes and details will be posted on the project website next week.

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