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RPD Park Improvements: Japantown Peace Plaza

Posted on: January 5, 2022

Japantown Peace Plaza Project Update January 2022

Capital Project Update

Happy New Year! This year we will bring the vision plan into a buildable reality.

2021 marked a year of investigations, structural testing, materials studies and confirming the permit codes with Department of Building Inspections (DBI) and work on the pagoda with SF Planning Department. With the assistance and coordination with Japantown Garage managers and MTA, the design team comprised of Public Works, waterproofing specialists, structural engineers, historic preservationists and community leads, worked expeditiously to ‘ground truth’ to the vision plan to make this project a reality.

An immediate improvement completed in 2021, was the replacement of the expansion joints along the east and west sides of the plaza. This improvement, implemented ahead of the plaza renovation,  protects the building and lower levels from water intrusion and will remain throughout the plaza renovation.

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