the castro charette
UPPER MARKET COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SERIES & DESIGN PLANFirst Three Community Workshops: are completed
DRAFT PLAN IS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
View the DRAFT Plan on the San Francisco Planning Department Official Website
See the CAPA Comments regarding the DRAFT PLAN
The Workshop series, made possible with funding secured by Supervisor Dufty, will allow the community to address growth and change in the Upper Market Corridor between Castro and Octavia Streets, focusing on several sites where development is planned and many sites that will be rezoned under the Market Octavia Plan. Participants will also be able to address development-related issues that are important to Castro and LGBT community, and community support, as expressed in the final plan, will be crucial to developers since most will involve a public approvals process through the Planning Commission. Thus the resulting plan can include goals addressing communities need for retail, space for community institutions, and types of housing, and will shape land use recommendations for retail uses and housing types; propose community improvements; and result in design and development proposals that will express the unique identity of the corridor and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Workshop #1 engaged community members and workshop participants towards the development of a common vision for the corridor. Part of the workshop involved a "virtual walking tour" of the various sites along Market Street. Sarah Dennis, the Planning Departmentís project leader, says that the workshop results and corresponding reports will be formalized into a Design Plan, which will convey the communityís vision and guide the use, character and design of pending development along the corridor.
The workshops were open for all members of the public to participate. This has been a great opportunity for the Castro community to envision how the Castro can benefit from potential changes over the next couple of years.