As plugged-in people knew to expect, the Planning Department’s Castro Street Makeover plan does indeed include a reconfiguring of the crosswalk at Castro and Market Streets to align it with Jane Warner Plaza, bulb-outs on the corners of Castro and 18th Streets, and a mini-plaza in front of the historic Harvey Milk Residence and Castro Camera Shop site.
The detailed final plan and design for Castro Street (click image above to enlarge) also includes additional intersection safety measures between Market and 19th Streets, new street trees, landscaping, and lighting; and the widening of sidewalks up to 24.5 feet:
Special features to be installed include a Rainbow Honor Walk and leaning posts.
And yes, sidewalk sparkles and colored crosswalk markings will be included as well if competitive bids come in low enough to accommodate.
Once again, the Castro Street Makeover project is slated to start construction in January 2014 and last ten months, finishing before the holiday season.
∙ Castro Street Design Plan | Streetscape Design [sf-planning.org]
∙ Castro Street Makeover: Expected Features And Formal Unveiling [SocketSite]