Castro Streetscape Construction Update

Castro Street Sidewalk after (photo: SF Planning)
Castro Street Sidewalk after (photo: SF Planning)

We haven’t seen any jackhammers or orange cones along Castro Street yet, but we did get an update from the Castro Community Benefit District and Supervisor Scott Wiener on when construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project would begin.

According to Executive Director Andrea Aiello at the CBD, the 30-day notice of construction went out on January 24th which means that construction should commence the week of February 24th. The first 2 weeks will be mostly surveying work so neighbors shouldn’t notice any disruption until mid-March.

Castro Street Redesign Area

Castro Street Redesign Area (credit: SF Planning)

Construction is set to begin at Castro & Market and at Jane Warner Plaza first. After that, according to Aiello, it is still unclear how it will roll out. The 30 day notice did mention they would be working 7 days a week including some night time work. It is built into the agreement with the contractor to vacate the street (completely dismantle and remove all construction equipment etc.) during Pride from 6/13 – 6/30 and also for the Castro Street Fair if they are still around then, though, at the Castro Merchants meeting on Thursday, the Department of Public Works mentioned they were still on schedule for an October completion date.┬áSupervisor Wiener mentioned in an email to the Biscuit that construction on Castro Street between Market and 18th is slated for completion by mid-June and Castro between 18th and 19th by the beginning of October.

The CBD has a website dedicated to the project which is designed to update neighbors on the project and construction. Visit their construction alerts page at CastroStreet.org to get email updates as alerts are posted. We have already signed up and will update readers when things get rolling and alerts are released.

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about drag queens, bicycling, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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  1. ZekeBlog says:

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    • rblack says:

      You live in a city. Not only that, an area that has been known for bars and restaurants for Im guessing long before you moved in.

      Make improvements to sound proof your home (double pane windows, more rugs, heavy curtains etc) or barring that, move to a more residential part of the city, the suburbs or the country if you want peace and quiet.

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    • sjg says:

      I can’t really think of a time in the last 25 years i have been in the Castro when it hasn’t been noisy. It’s what you signed up for when you moved near a bunch of bars. I never have understood the rationale of people who decide to live next/near bars or a busy street with nightlife and then get upset when it gets noisy. Like rblack said…consider moving.

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  2. Mitch Mansfield says:

    Finally.

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  3. David Kearney says:

    This is great!

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  4. Erik says:

    Thx for update..I hope its done for Pride and St Fair..

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    • Elsewhere says:

      Looks like they won’t be done by Pride Week, but they will be moving the equipment out to the festivities on the street won’t be impeded. Though they might be done by the time of the Street Fair, if not they’ll do the same thing.

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  5. Mattthew says:

    But the real question that everyone really wants to know… Will this construction allow for more coffee shops in the area? (he he :-D )

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  6. critter says:

    it will be so pretty our new CastroMall with its awesome big sidewalks, like Disney and Times Square.
    The new reality will replace the old so take your pics now before its gone with the fog!

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