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Potrero Streetscape Improvements


Project Update

After five community workshops, reviewing valuable public feedback and having the neighborhood vote for their preferred option for transforming Potrero Avenue, Option 1 has emerged as the preferred design alternative. This design proposes removal of 65 parking spaces on Potrero from Alameda to 25th streets; 34 of which are between 21st and 25th streets. The possibility remains that 10-20 spaces could be gained on adjacent streets.

Preferred Option Community Letter, Dec. 20, 2013

Final Potrero Streetscape Improvements Concept images 

Potrero Streetscape Improvements will bring a revitalizing facelift to the public space adjacent to the SF General Hospital with pedestrian safety improvements, wider sidewalks, new landscaping and new sidewalk amenities. Potrero will be repaved from Alemeda all the way to 25th Street, and streetscape improvements will be made between 21st and 25th.

All of the upgrades are planned to be developed and constructed to coincide with the completion of the SF General Hospital Rebuild. Construction of the new hospital is expected to be complete in 2015. The Potrero Avenue Streetscape is scheduled to begin construction in 2015 with completion planned in early 2018.


Streetscape - Potrero Avenue, 21st Street to 25th Street
Road Repaving – Potrero Avenue, Alameda to the 101 On-ramp (map)



SFMTA Traffic Engineering Public Hearing held February 14, 2014
SFMTA Board approved the project on March 28, 2014
Design: November 2013 - November 2014
Construction should begin in November 2014.
Completion in 2017.



Total: $3.2 million. This project is funded through the 2011 Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond Program.



Cristina Olea
Project Manager


Community Meetings

Community Open House #4: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Community Open House: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Community Workshop: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Community Meeting #1: Tuesday, March 26th

Last updated: 7/7/2015 11:20:12 AM