For immediate release: March 15, 2017
Contact: Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Public Works
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY FOR BARTLETT STREET MAKEOVER
One-block Stretch Made Safer and More Inviting for Mercado and Neighborhood Events
San Francisco, CA – The transformation of Bartlett Street in the heart of the Mission District will be celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon, March 16, coinciding with the seasonal opening of the popular Mission Community Market.
The new Bartlett Streetscape Improvement and Mercado Plaza project, on Bartlett Street between 21st Street and 22nd Street, features architecturally intriguing pergolas that bring a distinct look to this residential and commercial block.
Other improvements include wider sidewalks, new bike parking, sidewalk gardens, pedestrian-scale lighting, new trees and a new roadway design to slow traffic to make the stretch safer for people who live, walk and bike here.
The community-driven design involved residents and merchants, the Mission Community Market Collaborative, San Francisco Public Works, the Planning Department, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and design firm Gehl Studio. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and her predecessor, David Campos, have provided key support to bring this project to life.
The reimagined street was built to provide a vibrant and safe public space for the outdoor community market, art fairs, cultural performances and other neighborhood-friendly activities.
“This revitalization of Bartlett could not have happened without the strong partnership among neighbors, community stewards and the City. The realization of our shared vision to create a welcoming place for the community to gather certainly is worth celebrating,” said San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru.
What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bartlett Streetscape Improvement/Mercado Plaza project
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Where: Bartlett Street at 22nd Street
Who: Supervisor Hillary Ronen, community members, City department representatives.
More information on the project can be found at http://sfpublicworks.org/project/bartlett-street-streetscape-improvement-project