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Project 12Central Freeway (US 101) Replacement                 and Octavia-Market Neighborhood Plan       San Francisco, C...
Freeway Replacement   Resulted from 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake   Caltrans established improved seismic requirements for...
Freeway Replacement   1989-98: City, Caltrans, SFCTA sought acceptable solution       Multiple public referenda   Final...
Freeway Replacement Project   Develop community-led plans       Market-Fell connector boulevard       Neighborhood plan...
CSS Approach - Connector   Central Freeway Task Force       Project objectives, concept   Extensive citizen involvement...
CSS Features - Connector   6-lane tree-lined multi-way boulevard       4 central lanes       2 access lanes with parkin...
Connector Results   Unique street for city   Award-winning project   Community pride   Highly desirable neighborhood  ...
Neighborhood Plan   Expanded to larger    area                                                                 Former fre...
CSS Approach   Many stakeholder groups       Residents       Businesses       Property owners   At least 15 workshops...
Outcomes   “Transit first”/TOD concept   Discourages auto use   Encourages walk, bike   Restores former street grid  ...
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Project 12 octavia blvd & octavia-market neighborhood plan 092210

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Case Study #12 for UTCM Report #08-14-03 "Making Mobility Improvements a Community Asset: Transportation Improvements Using Context-Sensitive Solutions"

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Project 12 octavia blvd & octavia-market neighborhood plan 092210

  1. 1. Project 12Central Freeway (US 101) Replacement and Octavia-Market Neighborhood Plan San Francisco, California 1
  2. 2. Freeway Replacement Resulted from 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake Caltrans established improved seismic requirements for elevated freeways  North end demolished  Remainder: demolish or reconstruct Source: http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2248&context=ced/places 2
  3. 3. Freeway Replacement 1989-98: City, Caltrans, SFCTA sought acceptable solution  Multiple public referenda Finally decided to:  Demolish freeway north of Market  Build boulevard Market to Fell  Improve street geometrics, operations  Reconstruct freeway south of MarketSource:Google Maps 3
  4. 4. Freeway Replacement Project Develop community-led plans  Market-Fell connector boulevard  Neighborhood plan  Expected redevelopment Source: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2007/01/03/BAG4VNBUJM1.DTL&o=2 4
  5. 5. CSS Approach - Connector Central Freeway Task Force  Project objectives, concept Extensive citizen involvement  Design concept features  Landscaping  Tree selection  Sidewalk textures  Parking configurations Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) – stakeholders  Agencies  Advocates  Architects  Others 5
  6. 6. CSS Features - Connector 6-lane tree-lined multi-way boulevard  4 central lanes  2 access lanes with parking Octavia Blvd. typical cross-section. Source: http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2248&context=ced/places Extensive median landscaping Ped/bike provisions Traffic dispersal via street grid Park Architectural design control (new buildings) 6
  7. 7. Connector Results Unique street for city Award-winning project Community pride Highly desirable neighborhood  Elevated freeway removed Source: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfdpw_page.asp?id=32258 7
  8. 8. Neighborhood Plan Expanded to larger area Former freeway right of way  Expected to change due to freeway removal Octavia Blvd.  Would become much Octavia Blvd. more desirable  Positive impact Source: San Francisco Planning Department 8
  9. 9. CSS Approach Many stakeholder groups  Residents  Businesses  Property owners At least 15 workshops  Objectives  Concepts  Options  Zoning  Impacts  Implementation Multi-disciplinary planning team 9
  10. 10. Outcomes “Transit first”/TOD concept Discourages auto use Encourages walk, bike Restores former street grid New zoning  High density near transit  Appropriate uses  Streetscaping, open spaces  Parking cap  Active block faces  Height rather than density limits RFP process to see former ROW parcels Source: San Francisco Planning Department 10

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