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Market Octavia Living Alley Project Community Workshop

11:47 AM PDT on June 24, 2013

From SF Planning Department:

The Planning Department will be hosting the first community workshop for the Market Octavia Living Alley Project on July 9th from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at the Hayes Valley Playground Recreation Center, 699 Hayes Street. Light snacks and beverages will be available.

The City Design Group is initiating a two-year community-based program to design and implement a network of Living Alleys in the Market Octavia Plan Area. The Market Octavia Plan identified alley improvements as a means of creating shared multipurpose public spaces – traffic calmed environments that contrast the heavy traffic on the surrounding arterial streets. The plan also called for the development of prototypes and a process where residents can participate in the design and implementation of improvements to their alley.

The main goal of Market and Octavia Living Alley Project is to enable residents to engage in place making -- to create a public realm that strengthens the community, creates a sense of identity, and makes a more useful, safe, and attractive neighborhood.

Working closely with community members, SFMTA, DPW, the Planning Department will develop alley design guidelines, conceptual designs for up to 3 alleys, an alley improvement toolkit, and an implementation program that will leverage impact fees and public-private partnerships. The project will also identify opportunities for mid-block alley crosswalks that link the living alleys together. Part of the strategy is to create a secondary pedestrian network for active and passive recreation, socializing, walking and bicycling.

Accessibility Information: To request translation or disability accommodations please contact David Winslow at or 415-575-9159 at least three business days in advance. Please refrain from wearing scented products to this event.

Contact: David Winslow
Phone: 415-575-9159

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