I didn’t think so. I had a follow up conversation with Ilaria Salvadori with SF Planning Department this week. She sent along the renderings seen in this blog posting.
Looks like the rough estimate for the project is $200k-$250k per intersection. Ouch! This cost would include bulbouts and pedestrian refuge treatment with texture pavement and bollards.
The plan for the Dolores streetscape is almost done. It’s part of the larger Mission Streetscape, which includes many more streets than just Mission Street. Have you seen the changes along Valencia lately?
The Mission Streetscape Plan is a community-based planning process to identify improvements to streets, sidewalks and public spaces in the city’s Mission District. The boundaries of the study area are roughly Division Street on the north, US-101 on the east, Precita Avenue, Mission Street and San Jose Avenue on the south, and Dolores Street on the west.
The streetscape for Dolores has already cleared environmental review and is now awaiting funding. Once funding is received, the project should move forward immediately, according to Ilaria. The project info will be released to the community sometime in September and there will be a giant or modest celebration at the Mission Community Market.
One thing that might hold it up, though Ilaria doesn’t think it will be too long, is that the Dolores Street median is considered a historical landmark (who knew?!) and will have to go through a historical impact review – or something like that.
So, what’s next? We’ll keep you posted on events and updates and follow up with Ilaria and Bevan to make sure we get dibs on the dough.