Thanks to everyone who participated in the Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, and for your engagement and feedback to help refine the design. You can review the presentation slides here and meeting notes here. (add links to the attached PDFs)
The Western Addition community has been driving a new vision for Buchanan Mall since 2014. A Vision Plan was published in March 2017 and the conceptual design for all five blocks was approved in April 2020. With the passing of the Health and Recovery Bond in November 2020, the SF Recreation and Parks Department has secured funding to renovate the first block between Turk Street and Golden Gate Avenue!
Core Project Goals:
1. Safety, lighting, and beautification
2. Connect all blocks and unify the community
3. Tell the story of the community and the neighborhood
4. Social interaction and multi-generational recreation
5. Skills training and jobs creation
The Turk - Golden Gate block includes new gardens, lighting, and pathways, as well as seating areas, space for a micro-enterprise kiosk, a flexible event plaza, and a space where everyone can get out and play. The Buchanan Street Mall project team is seeking community feedback to inform the look and feel and the specific equipment included in the new all-ages recreation area.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY ONLINE, available January 19 – February 14.
The Buchanan Street Mall Outreach Team will be outside on The Mall, conducting surveys and answering questions about the project, at the following times and locations:
- February 6th Saturday afternoon, Eddy – Turk block
- February 12th Friday midday, Turk – Golden Gate block
- February 13th Saturday afternoon, Eddy – Turk block
Please wear a mask and keep 6’ distance between you and all other persons.
Thank you for helping to refine the design for an all ages play area that lets everyone play, connect, and enjoy
Check the Buchanan Street Mall page on the SF Rec & Parks website for project history and the latest information, and feel free to reach out to me directly with questions or comments at anytime.