(KTSF by Michelle Yue)
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee joined city officials and local residents to celebrate the completion of the Newcomb Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project in the Bayview.
The project has transformed Newcomb Avenue between Newhall and Phelps Streets into one of the most sustainable communities in the city.
Mayor Ed Lee said, “The Newcomb Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project represents our common unified desire to improve our communities and transform our neighborhoods. If Santa has a choice for which street he is going to visit first, I think he is going to Newcomb first, because it is such a well designed street.”
The Newcomb Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project included sewer replacement, roadway paving, sidewalk replacement, installation of new ADA curb-ramps, landscaping and traffic routing. Additionally this project also included the installation of special brick pavers which not only enhance the esthetics of the block but also improves the drainage capabilities.
The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency led this $1.7 million project. Various city, regional and Federal agencies also contributed to the project, including the Planning Department, the Department of Public Works, the Municipal Transportation Agency, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and the United States Environment Protection Agency.
Resident Sandy Michelotti said, “We did not have any plants. There were concrete and asphalt, and that was it. Now as you see we have gardens, we have streetlights. We don’t have our power lines overhead any longer. The face of the block has changed.”
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