Doyle Drive Informational Meeting

"Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2009 at the western end of the project corridor. By the end of 2009, construction activity will be occurring adjacent to the entire existing roadway, including construction of a temporary detour on the eastern end of the project. Traffic is expected to be transferred onto the completed detour in early 2011 and onto the final roadway in early 2013.

Native Plant and Seed Collection: Native plants and seeds will be collected in summer 2009, prior to construction and grown in the Presidio Nursery to be used for post-construction landscaping and wetlands mitigation.

Initial Tree Removal: The area surrounding the construction site must be carefully cleared and graded to accommodate construction activities. Although there will be a visual impact during construction, an extensive landscaping effort is a critical part of the project design. Tree removal will begin as early as August 2009."


BART to Silicon Valley Community Meetings: Milpitas

From The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will provide program and construction updates about the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project, including details about near- term activities. Agenda Attendees will receive a general project overview presentation that includes: program and construction updates, near-term project activities, and details regarding upcoming construction work in the […]

Planners Expect Public-Private Partnership to Lower Doyle Drive Costs

The Presidio Parkway/Doyle Drive project will move into the second phase of construction early next year, but planners are already touting a unique public-private partnership, or P3 in their shorthand, which they say forges a new model for delivering massive infrastructure projects for less money and greater financial oversight. Assuming all the necessary approvals are […]

Mid-Market — SoMa Alleyways Phase 2 Project Update

From Department of Public Works: Update on the exciting improvements coming to your neighborhood soon – SoMa Alleyway Improvement Project Phase 2 includes 6 alleys: Minna and Natoma Streets from 6th to Mary Streets. Tehama, Clementina, Shipley, and Clara Streets from 6th to 5th Streets. Streetscape improvements include:  New sewer main Raised crosswalks and handicap […]

Presidio Parkway Could Revive a Wetland Buried by Asphalt

It may look like a forgotten military landscape, decaying beneath an elevated freeway and overgrown with weeds, but hidden beneath the abandoned buildings and broken pavement, Presidio planners see the potential to regenerate a wetland. Quartermaster Reach is currently so neglected, most people don’t even know it exists. Floating between Lucasfilm’s Letterman complex and the […]