Planning Department reveals final Castro Street designs
Yesterday, the San Francisco Planning Department held their final public meeting to show off the finished designs for the $4 million dollar overhaul of Castro Street. The “Open House” was held over at the Market & Noe Center (the vacant space next to RadioShack) and the turnout was great.
In the front of the room, easels with details of the process and the final design were formed in a semi-circle. Representatives from various city departments were at each station and were available to ask questions. Attendees were invited to grab a sticky-note pad and write down their questions or concerns and stick them to the boards.
In the final design:
- sidewalks widened from 12′ to 22′
- sidewalk bulbous at crosswalks
- Jane Warner Plaza repaving
- possible nixing of north-bound left-turn onto 18th from Castro (depending on survey feedback)
- a more direct crossing path across Market Street near Jane Warner Plaza
- accent trees near intersections will be King Palms
- trees along the mid-block will be Columnar Ginkos
- rainbow sidewalks, glittery pavement, led lighting and/or Castro history facts on sidewalks if bids come in low enough
Construction is set for January 2014 and is expected to be completed around October.
The Planning Department has not yet made the design available on the project’s website, but as soon as they do, we’ll link to them.