The 1979 Mission Street project proposes to place retail stores where there are currently blank walls along the BART Plaza, allowing activity to spill out into the Plaza. We will also be working with BART to enhance the use of the Plaza as public open space. The project proposes to set the buildings back at the ground floor by 15 feet from the property line, increasing the size and feel of the BART plaza by nearly 40%. A few ideas for the enhancements to the Plaza include engaging local artists, who may work with school children of Marshall Elementary School, on various opportunities in and around the Plaza and residential buildings as public art reflecting the cultural diversity of The Mission.
Proposed improvements to streets and sidewalks will be one of the first to implement the planned Mission District Streetscape Plan. We will be working closely with the Planning Department as the design details are further developed.
To make it safer to walk along Capp Street, the project proposes to widen the sidewalks on Capp Street from 9 feet to 12- feet and create pedestrian bulb-outs at the intersection of 16th and Adair Streets. The changes will give Capp Street a more residential feel, slow traffic, and make it more comfortable and safe to walk down. Pedestrian bulb-outs at intersections will shorten street crossing distances as well as provide safer access for children and families going to Marshall Elementary School. To further slow traffic around Marshall Elementary School, another possibility would be to raise the intersection of Capp and Adair Streets so it acts as both a crosswalk and a speed table.