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Mission Street Public Life Plan

 

Project Overview

The Mission Street Public Life Plan will:

  • Explore Mission Street identity
  • Promote street as vital transit corridor
  • Create opportunities for public space, art and business
  • Test and pilot new ideas

The Mission Street Public Life Plan is looking at how Mission Street is currently used and is exploring new ideas that can express the needs and identity of its users.

Project Area

Mission Street Public Life Plan inset map
Click on image to view full plan area.

Working on one of the busiest transit corridors in the City, the Mission Street Public Life Plan team collaborates closely with and builds on the SFMTA Transit Effectiveness Project for the Mission 14 bus line.

The plan will create new opportunities for gathering spaces along the corridor while supporting transit service, and will promote local art and business as expressions of the unique identity of the street. Ideas will be developed for and with the Mission District community and through partnerships newly formed. The Plan will be a resource for community organizations and local stewards to celebrate this iconic street with creative street furnishings, art installations about history and evolving identities, storytelling, and gathering.

We will propose a set of strategies to encourage a blossoming of activities on the street. Pilot projects will illustrate the new ideas emerged from the plan and will support and encourage Mission people to take action.

 

Timeline

August - December 2013

Analysis: Surveys and Interviews

January - July 2014

Vision and Design

August - February 2015

Pilot Projects and Installations

PDF of Timeline available here.

 

What Are We Working On?

Land Use Survey: We just completed a comprehensive survey of uses on the street, illustrating what types of businesses are on each storefront. Our staff is currently creating a database of this survey to create a neighborhood profile. ( Zoning and Supervisor Districts ) ( Community Resources )

 

Public Life Survey: We have recruited 20+ volunteers to document what happens on sidewalks of Mission Street. This survey, still in progress,  captures life on Mission Street on weekday and weekends from 8 am to 8 pm. [click here survey tool and sample results]

 

 

Stakeholder Interviews: We are talking with Mission Street stakeholders: residents, business owners, community organizations, employees, and anyone who’s a part of Mission Street. During one-hour interviews  we capture ideas and hopes for Mission Street by its users.  If you would like to talk to us, please let us know and we will come to you with our voice recorder! (Le habla espanol) [click here for list of interviews]. What we have heard so far

 

Upcoming Events

Second Mission Street Public Life Plan Open House
August 7, 2014 6-8PM
@ The Women's Building (Audre Lorde Room, 2nd Floor)
3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco

Please join us for the second public meeting for the Mission Public Life Plan, a plan to celebrate the identity of Mission street from Van Ness Street to Randall Street. Our plan re-imagines Mission Street as vital transit corridor with art, commerce and new public spaces for people to enjoy.

At this meeting we will discuss what Mission Street is and what it wants to become – we will explore how street furniture, art, seating and events could create new ways to gather and to celebrate the cultural history of this important street. We will also discuss the latest community conversations on commerce, art and maintenance for the 16th BART plaza. Download the poster here.

Past Events

16th Street BART Plaza Workshop - Art (July 15, 2014) 

16th Street BART Plaza Workshop - Safety (July 8, 2014)

16th Street BART Plaza Workshop - Commerce (July 1, 2014)

Plan Open House (February 19, 2014)

Change in the Neighborhood boards

Day in the Life of Mission Street boards

Public Realm boards

 

Community Meeting for Mission Street South of Chavez (November 12, 2013)
Interagency, discussed planning efforts in the South of Chavez area.

 

Related Links

Community Links

  • Mission Community Market [click here for fresh food and music]
  • Precita Eyes Mural Art Center
  • Mission Local
  • Mission Cultural Center
  • MEDA/ MISBA
  • Central Mission Neighborhood Association
  • Mission Merchant Association
  • Arribas Juntos
  • Mission Police Department
  • DPW cleaning program

 

Project Contacts

Ilaria Salvadori
Plan Manager
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9086
ilaria.salvadori@sfgov.org 

Kimia Haddadan
Project Lead
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9068
kimia.haddadan@sfgov.org 

Patrick Race
Urban Design
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9132
patrick.race@sfgov.org 

Diego Sánchez 
Community Outreach
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9082
diego.sanchez@sfgov.org 

 

 
Last updated: 7/30/2014 9:53:25 AM