At a Wednesday night Open House, the Dolores Park community gave the complete Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plans two thumbs up–for accurately representing all the community’s decisionmaking and for bringing together everyone’s ideas into a beautiful design. Community members also provided dozens of comments confiming their support and suggesting further refinements.
In 2011, hundreds of community members worked together in 6 workshops, 9 steering committee meeting and over 30 committee meetings to create the best possible plan for rehabilitating Dolores Park. At the Open House, the project team shared the final drawings capturing all that deliberation and illustrating the how Dolores Park will be even more beautiful, comfortable and functional when the project is complete. Below we’ve attached all the drawings shared at the event–including 12 illustrative vignettes showing how key points in the park will look when work is complete.
This meeting also marked the transition from the design phase of the project to the implementation phase. Department of Public Works landscape architects where on hand to explain how they would take the plan created by the community and turn it into final construction drawings and constructed improvements. They also shared the project phasing plan and schedule, both attached below. The rehabilitation will be broken into three phases to assure that at least half of the park is open at all times. The current schedule calls for construction to begin in September, though that start date is still contingent on the completion of the environmental review and approval process.
To extend the open house to the web, we want to invite you to review the attached plans and send us any comments or questions. You can contact Jake Gilchrist, project manager, at Jacob.Gilchrist@sfgov.org or 415-581-2561.