Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field: Pedestrian Safety

  On September 15th, 2017 For Park(ing) day 2017, INTERSTICE Architects created an interactive Park(ing) Day installation on Polk Street at Hemlock Alley.  Visitors experienced the wind-activated Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field (see pics below) to explore questions of pedestrian safety and share their experiences of being a San Francisco pedestrian. Which spaces are prioritized for pedestrians?  Where is there room for improvement?   Recording individual experiences as

2017-09-27T19:55:34-07:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

Construction Forecast: Holes, With a Chance of Sewer Mains

Greetings Polk Street Community Member, This is an excerpt from the official DPW Polk Streetscape Project page. Click here to view all the latest construction information for the Polk Streetscape Project. You may sign up there for important updates delivered directly to your email inbox. REMINDER: San Francisco Water Department crews will be performing work after normal work hours the evening of Monday 09/11/2017 at the

2017-09-12T12:28:38-07:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New Website for Sergeant John Macaulay Park

Lower Polk Community Benefit District in conjunction with La Voz Latina is proud to announce the creation of a new website for Sergeant John Macaulay Park. The new community-supported Macaulay Park website features a listing of park rules, an event calendar, a handy map, Macaulay Park news, and a simple way to contact us. Sergeant John Macaulay Park is named in honor of a local police

2018-12-31T10:29:33-07:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

Construction Forecast: Rocks and Gravel, with a Chance of Fog

Crews performing archaeological potholing on Van Ness Avenue near Market Street to determine the presence of cultural materials in the project area. Photo courtesy of SFMTA. [We are passing along some information from SFMTA about the Van Ness Corridor construction that is happening right now.] Construction Forecast: August 21- September 1, 2017 The following Van Ness Improvement Project construction forecast is subject to change due

2017-08-21T12:16:06-07:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , |

Austin Alley Updates

Austin, as it currently appears. Photo: Courtesy of Carrie Sisto/HOODLINE. The city is accepting public comment on plans to improve Austin Alley as part of the Polk Streetscape project. The plans were presented by the San Francisco Department of Public Works to a meeting of the Lower Polk Neighbors on August 9th. “The concept presented at the meeting is pretty close to the final

2017-08-19T15:56:35-07:00August 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , |

Hemlock Alley Mural Unveiling

Please join us in celebration of the largest and newest mural in the Lower Polk Community Benefit District! Hemlock Alley between Polk & Larkin Thursday, September 7th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Join us in the unveiling of six large- scale murals by a diverse, talented group of local artists, unified around the theme: San Francisco: Its History and its Diversity This ambitious, large-scale mural project

Light Gravel Showers with Tar Flurries

This is a Van Ness Construction Forecast for July 17, 2017 – July 29, 2017. As you may know, major upgrades are underway on Van Ness Avenue to rehabilitate our aging infrastructure. For the latest news, please see: sfmta.com/vanness. Greetings Polk Street Community Member, (UPDATE: There was a schedule error in our previous email and we are re-sending this notice with corrected construction schedule information noted in red

2017-07-20T11:58:49-07:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , |

Warmer with Some Rocks and Scattered Concrete

This is a Van Ness Construction Forecast for July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017. As you may know, major upgrades are underway on Van Ness Avenue to rehabilitate our aging infrastructure. For the latest news, please see: sfmta.com/vanness. Construction Forecast: July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017 Construction crews resurfaced the median of Van Ness Avenue and built curbs around remaining trees that will be protected through construction.This work will

2018-12-31T11:07:55-07:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , |

Sunny with a Chance of Tar and Gravel!

This is a Van Ness Construction Forecast for July 3, 2017 - July 14, 2017. As you may know, major upgrades are underway on Van Ness Avenue to rehabilitate our aging infrastructure. For the latest news, please see: sfmta.com/vanness. The following Van Ness Improvement Project construction forecast is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen conditions. Those who travel in and through the area are advised to

2018-12-31T11:03:22-07:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , |

Polk Streetscape Project Updates

Courtesy of SF Public Works. As you may know, SF Public Works is working on a major upgrade to the entire Lower Polk Corridor. More information is located here: http://www.sfpublicworks.org/project/polk-streetscape-project. In addition, SFPW also has a free email newsletter that you can subscribe to. It contains regular updates about the Polk Streetscape Project. To sign up, just click here and type in your name

2017-06-26T13:58:48-07:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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