In the Works - Community Newsletter In the Works June 2017 - Page 25

Vintage Muni streetcar from Washington D.C., circa 1946, is a great match for the new colored pavement at Jane Warner Plaza. pavement after spot repairs at the plaza were completed – adding a welcome splash of color to the Castro neighborhood destination. Jane Warner Plaza, named after a Patrol Special Police Officer who walked the neighborhood beat, came to life in 2009. Then, the City, in partnership with the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, closed off the block of 17th Street, just east of the Castro and Market intersection, to private autos and trucks. Born was a public gathering space. Improvements to Jane Warner Plaza, including the blue-tinted ground, are an offshoot of the Castro Streetscape project, which Public Works managed. Completed in the fall of 2014, upgrades along Castro Street, from Market to 19th streets, include wider sidewalks, new street trees and landscaping, new street lights, street furniture and bike parking, decorative rainbow-striped crosswalks and a freshly paved roadway in the heart of San Francisco’s historic LGBT neighborhood. The $4.5 million streetscape improvements were funded with proceeds from the $248 million Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond, which City voters approved in 2011. June 2017 - San Francisco Public Works Newsletter