The San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are leading streetscape and sewer improvements along the Cesar Chavez corridor, in coordination with the City's Planning Department (Planning) and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Sewer improvements were completed earlier this year.
The project will ensure that a safe, gracious, inviting, and ecologically sustainable Cesar Chavez Street emerges as a focal point for one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The community approved, conceptual plan for Cesar Chavez is the result of a two-year community design process that included a series of public meetings and workshops.
Streetscape work on Cesar Chavez, between Hampshire and Guerrero streets, will align the street with the community's vision to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, enhance greening, promote ecology function, and make the street work better for all.
To do this, the project will widen the existing median to allow for many more street trees and landscaping; provide left turn pockets for turning vehicles; widen the sidewalk at the corners; install stormwater planters that will add green landscaping pockets and provide for stormwater management; and upgrade the street lighting along the corridor to LED to provide brighter, whiter light and reduce energy consumption. Low Impact Development (LID) features, such as permeable paving and bioretention, will be integrated into the street design. This strategy fuses infrastructure with urban design, allowing the streetscape to become part of the solution to drainage problems.
Work on Phase II began in April 2013 and is estimated to be completed in January 2014.
For additional information, please contact DPW Public Affairs Officer Alex Murillo at (415) 437-7009.