A Castro group will pay nearly $122,000 for decorative improvements in the heart of San Francisco’s gay business district as part of a sidewalk widening project expected to break ground in late February.
At its meeting last night (Thursday, February 13) the Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District board voted to allocate the money toward paying for special crosswalk treatments, colored lighting and historical facts in the sidewalk.
The streetscape elements will be added to the work the city is paying for along Castro Street between 19th and Market Streets. As the Bay Area Reporter noted in a January 30 article, sometime on or after Monday, February 24 crews will begin readying Castro Street to widen the sidewalks, upgrade Jane Warner Plaza, plant new street trees, and install other pedestrian-friendly elements.
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