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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?

thumbnail image of a form 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 )

 

thumbnail image of a survey 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.

 

 

thumbnail image of an interview 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

 

Public Space Survey

The San Francisco Planning Department is asking for your input as a part of its Mission Street Public Life Plan.

Take the Mission Street Public Space Survey


Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. Community feedback is essential to the planning process and we appreciate your support. The survey will be kept open through late January.

The initial results of this survey will be displayed at a public meeting held in the Women’s’ Building at 3543 18th Street #8 on January 21st.

Upcoming Events

Open House: Mission Street Public Life Plan + The New Muni Forward Project

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! PLEASE JOIN US ON / ¡QUEREMOS ESCUCHAR SU OPINIÓN! LE ESPERAMOS EN

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM

at The Women's Building Auditorium
3543 18th Street #8
San Francisco, CA 94110

(download flyer)

The final meeting of the Mission Public Life Plan will unveil the results of the Streetscape Design Survey. The survey results will include priorities for sidewalk amenities and programs to maintain and enhance Mission Street as a vital transit corridor with art, commerce, and public spaces for all people to enjoy.

This meeting will also present Muni Forward, an initiative to make getting around San Francisco safer and more reliable for our customers. As part of this effort, Muni is improving transit corridors throughout the city, including the 14 and 14L Mission.

En la última reunión del Plan de Vida Pública de la Calle Mission vamos a compartir los resultados de la Encuesta sobre el Diseño del Paisaje Urbano. Los resultados incluirán las prioridades para los andenes y programas para mejorar y mantener la Calle Mission como un corredor de transporte público importante, con arte, comercio y espacios públicos.

En la reunión también se presentará Muni Forward, una iniciativa para mejorar la movilidad y aumentar la seguridad en el sistema de transporte público. Como parte de la iniciativa, Muni está mejorando el servicio de transporte público por toda la ciudad, incluyendo las rutas 14 y 14L Mission.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT / PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN CONTACTAR AL

http://missionpublic.sfplanning.org
tel: (415) 575-9086

http://muniforward.com
tel: 311

 

Past Events

3rd Mission Public Life Plan Public Meeting (January 21, 2015)


Sunday Streets: Mission
(August 24, 2014)

Second Mission Street Public Life Plan Open House (August 7, 2014)

Discussed Mission Street as vital transit corridor with art, commerce and new public spaces for people to enjoy.

Discussed the latest community conversations on commerce, art and maintenance for the 16th BART plaza. 

Activity map. 

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: 2/18/2015 12:25:45 PM