Attention all armchair urban planners: now is the time to live your dream and actively be a part of the beautification of part of Castro St, between Market and 19th St.

Using funds allotted from the Road Repaving and Streets Safety Bond, passed by SFians in 2011, the SF Planning Department, Department of Public Works, and SFMTA are seeking feedback from residents for The Castro Street Design Plan.

There will be a workshop on Wednesday, January 23 from 6-8 PM featuring a brief presentation of a preliminary design concept. A main focal point of the plan is pedestrian safety and comfort given the Castro’s high amount of traffic. The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District’s Neighborhood Beautification and Safety Plan have also joined in on efforts to improve the two block area.

Feedback is highly encouraged as citizens and organizers alike look to combine functionality with aesthetics. For more information about The Castro Street Design Plan, visit the

What: Castro Street Design Workshop
When: Wednesday, January 23 from 6-8pm
Where: Eureka Valley Recreation Center Auditorium: 100 Collingwood St, between 18th and 19th St.
Cost: Free, though they do want your two cents on ways to improve and beautify Castro St.

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