The transformation of Bartlett Street in the heart of the Mission District will be celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon, March 16, coinciding with the seasonal opening of the popular Mission Community Market.
The new Bartlett Streetscape Improvement and Mercado Plaza project, on Bartlett Street between 21st Street and 22nd Street, features architecturally intriguing pergolas that bring a distinct look to this residential and commercial block.
Other improvements include wider sidewalks, new bike parking, sidewalk gardens, pedestrian-scale lighting, new trees and a new roadway design to slow traffic to make the stretch safer for people who live, walk and bike here.
The community-driven design involved residents and merchants, the Mission Community Market Collaborative, San Francisco Public Works, the Planning Department, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and design firm Gehl Studio. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and her predecessor, David Campos, have provided key support to bring this project to life.
The reimagined street was built to provide a vibrant and safe public space for the outdoor community market, art fairs, cultural performances and other neighborhood-friendly activities.
“This revitalization of Bartlett could not have happened without the strong partnership among neighbors, community stewards and the City. The realization of our shared vision to create a welcoming place for the community to gather certainly is worth celebrating,” said San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru.
More information on the project can be found at: sfpublicworks.org/project/bart...
This project is now under construction: www.sfdpw.org/index.aspx?page=...
"The Bartlett Street/Mercado Plaza project lies between 21st and 22nd Street in the heart of the San Francisco Mission District. Building on the ideas of the Mission Streetscape Plan, a 2-year community-based effort led by the San Francisco Planning Department (2008-2010) and the more recent placemaking efforts of the Mission Community Market, the Bartlett Streetscape Improvement Project will provide a beautiful, safe and much needed public space for a wide variety of community programs and bring diverse communities together. The goal for the project is to create a flexible urban space that can provide opportunities for gathering, meeting neighbors and enjoying the vibrant life of the Mission District."
New designs released for the project here:
Great news: Over 50 residents have supported this idea to fund improvements to Bartlett Street and further the efforts of the Mission Community Market!
We're excited to announce that this local project will be awarded the grant from the Mission Repair Fund. We're are currently working on the details for the time & date to make this happen as well as looking for volunteers to create a task force for the project.
If you want to get involved, add a comment below with how you can help.
Thanks & looking forward to hear from you all!
From SocketSite: "The makeover of Bartlett Street between 21st and 22nd in the heart of the Mission is about commence, establishing a permanent Mercado Plaza, a flexible urban space to accommodate the weekly Mission Community Market and other neighborhood gatherings.The Bartlett Street roadway will be narrowed and the sidewalks widened; more trees and greenery will be planted; and a permanent pergola/canopy structure will be installed at the southern end of the street.
Construction of the Bartlett Street makeover is being funded in part by the sales of the 114 condos at Vida (aka 2558 Mission Street), a development which is now officially half sold out. And as part of the project, power and lighting for vendors will be added as well, setting the stage for evening markets and events."
The makeover of Bartlett Street between 21st and 22nd in the heart of the Mission is about commence, establishing a permanent Mercado Plaza, a flexible urban space to accommodate the weekly Mission Community Market and other neighborhood gatherings. The Bartlett Street roadway will be narrowed and the sidewalks widened; more trees and greenery...
Hi everyone, I just wanted to offer an update.
If you've been on Bartlett recently, there is a construction project which began on the block a few months back which will continue for 18 months. This construction site has caused a bit of a delay in the execution of this idea. We're currently working on creative solutions for how to implement this idea so that it doesn't get ruined or removed as a result of the construction.
Thanks everyone for your support, and please bear with us as we work around these unexpected issues!
I haven't heard any news about a meeting to discuss murals, etc. Anyone know what's happening?
>> Adriana and Jose, I'll be contacting you once we figure have further details, thanks for your interest!
And remember, if you'd like to get involved please comment in this thread.
Hi! I have an idea for a piece of installation art: Create a huge chalkboard on the side of a building or wall, saying "I live here because..."
And provide a bucket of chalk for residents and passer-bys to write their answers.
The idea is similar to the "Before I Die" project; you can find examples here: beforeidie.cc/
Part of the reason I suggest this is that I've started a human interest project called "Why I Live Here." In the project, I'm sending letters to strangers all over the nation, asking why they live where they do. The goal is to learn more about people's stories and the country as a whole.
I feel this would be a fun, interactive, neighborhood-based extension of that project....and help us all get a better glimpse into our neighborhood and city!