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Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan

We’ll be in the neighborhood on July 2 (see below),
and are still accepting the open house survey - let
us know how you think amenities for Haight
Street should be prioritized!

About the Project

The Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan will develop a community-supported vision for the neighborhood’s streets, sidewalks, and public places.

Based on this vision, the Plan will propose a series of projects and initiatives that can be built over time. New streetscape designs, parking and circulation plan, and a plan for pedestrian amenities like lighting and signage will make the streets more safe, comfortable, and efficient for all users, whether they walk, bicycle, use transit, or drive, and will promote the streets as a place for vibrant street life and activity. The Plan will build on and enhance the Haight-Ashbury’s unique identity as a diverse residential neighborhood, a thriving commercial corridor, and an international tourist destination.

 

What's New

Opportunities for input: online survey and open house follow up on July 2!

We had a great time at the open house on June 11 at the Park Branch Library, where about 50 community members discussed ideas for streetscape improvements to Haight Street. The goal of the meeting was to help define priorities for specific streetscape amenities, ranging from better lighting to more greenery to additional sidewalk space.

If you missed the open house, there’s still more opportunities for input:

We’ll be back in the neighborhood on Wednesday, July 2. We’ll have the materials from the previous open house available, and project planners will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions.
Date: Wednesday, July 2
Time: 9:30-11:30am (stop by anytime)
Location: Second Act Community Room, 1727 Haight Street

Additionally, the online survey from the open house will be available until July 3. Your input is very important in developing priorities for the street – please take a moment to fill out the survey!

Later this summer, we’ll come back to the community with a refined list of priorities and some next steps for developing details and preliminary implementation strategies. In the meanwhile, please check out the meeting materials and fill out the survey!

Project Timeline

The Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan will identify both short-term interventions and a long-term vision for the neighborhood. At the end of every major phase of the project, a public meeting will be held to get community feedback.

Updated Timeline Coming Soon!

Get Involved!

Community input is crucial to a successful plan; after all, nobody knows the neighborhood better than the people who live and work there. There are many ways to get involved in the Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan:

  1. Sign up to receive project emails and updates here http://signup.sfplanning.org. Make sure to check the box for Project Updates: Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan.

  2. Schedule a meeting with project planners. If you or your organization have ideas about the Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan, we’d love to hear them! Email alexis.smith@sfgov.org to set up a call or an in-person meeting.

  3. Attend the next public meeting, scheduled for June 11, 2014. See above for more info. Or stop by the Planning Department booth at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair on June 8, 2014.

For general information about the Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan, contact:

Alexis Smith
Project Manager
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9131
alexis.smith@sfgov.org

Patrick Race
Urban Planner
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9132
patrick.race@sfgov.org

 
 
For information on transit improvements in the neighborhood, visit http://www.sftep.com/

Materials & Downloads

Public Open House    JUNE 11, 2014Haight Street Public Meeting group

This open house, held at the Park Branch Library, focused on Haight Street. The goal of the meeting was to help define priorities for specific streetscape amenities, ranging from better lighting to more greenery to additional sidewalk space.

  • Haight Street Corridor-wide Treatments 
  • Haight Street Mid-block Spaces
  • Haight Street Intersections
  • Questionnaire
  • Meeting photos
  • Public Workshop    FEBRUARY 27, 2014

    Haight Street Public Meeting group

    This public workshop, held at the Urban School on Page Street, was hosted jointly by the Planning Department and the Municipal Transportation Agency. Meeting attendees provided feedback on preliminary design alternatives for Haight, Masonic, and Stanyan Streets.

    Upper Haight Farmers’ Market    OCTOBER 23, 2013

    Upper haight Farmers' Market

    On October 23, the Planning Department set up a booth at the Upper Haight Farmers’ Market. Despite the cold, we had some good conversations with market shoppers about the streets and sidewalks in their neighborhood. The input from this and other events this fall will be used to develop design alternatives for key streets.

     

    Cole Valley Fair   SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

    SF PLanning at Cole Valley Fair

    The Planning Department and the SFMTA attended the annual Cole Valley Fair on September 29. We had a great time speaking to folks about improvements that they’d like to see in the neighborhood. The input from this and other events this fall will be used to develop design alternatives for key streets.

     

    First Public Meeting   OCTOBER 24, 2012

    SF PLanning at Cole Valley Fair

    The first public meeting was held on October 24 at the New Urban School. The meeting was attended by over 75 residents and workers, who shared what they love about their neighborhood and what could be improved.

     

    Background and History

    Map of Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan areaThe Plan will cover the area bounded by Oak, Center, Frederick, and Stanyan Streets, and the Muni stop at Cole and Carl Streets. View a map of the area here.

    The impetus for the Plan was a proposal by the Haight Ashbury Merchant’s Association (HAMA), which began the conversation about future improvements to Haight Street and the surrounding area. View HAMA’s original document here.

     
    Last updated: 6/27/2014 3:53:44 PM