Construction is now underway between Ellis and Geary on the “Powell Street Promenade,” the City’s latest Pavement to Parks project.
Over an average weekend, up to 100,000 pedestrians walk along this portion of Powell Street, contributing to a highly animated yet often congested sidewalk experience. The Powell Street Promenade will provide extra space for people to walk, sit at a table or on a bench, chat with a friend, or just watch as thousands of people pass by. Wood, stone, and metal trim will provide a rich visual quality to the space, softened by landscaping and pedestrian scale lighting.
Originally expected to be finished by April 2011, we’ll keep you plugged-in. And as that stretch has long appeared: