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Rendering of Chinatown Green Alley

Chinatown Green Alley Final Design Meeting

Thank you for joining us at the Chinatown Green Alley Final Design meeting! If you missed it, check out the Final Presentation Boards for more information and to see what the final project will look like!

Improving our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community

 Project Materials

Project Factsheet
Project Factsheet (Chinese)
• Workshop Boards (1 of 2)
Workshop Boards (2 of 2)
• Workshop Summary
• Workshop Summary (Chinese)
Final Presentation Boards

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Chinatown Workshop #1 Members of Public at Chinatown Workshop

Photo showing Spoffard Alley

Existing Conditions in Spofford Alley

The Chinatown Green Alley project a partnership between the SFPUC and SF Department of Public Works. This project would feature innovative green infrastructure technologies on Spofford Alley in the City’s historic Chinatown neighborhood. The project will feature green infrastructure technologies including rain gardens and streetscape features to naturally capture stormwater runoff before it enters the sewer system. Green infrastructure uses the natural process of plants and soil to filter, clean, and infiltrate stormwater, reducing the burden on the sewer system. During heavy rains, stormwater can overwhelm the City’s combined sewer system and contribute to neighborhood flooding and discharges into the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. Reducing the stormwater burden on the sewer system will better prepare us to deal with major storm events.

Proposed Green Features

  • Rain Gardens                     

Associated Community Benefits

  • Revitalize Spofford Alley
  • Enhance pedestrian space
  • Create more green space
  • Provide community recreation space
  • Beautify the neighborhood
  • Enrich Chinatown cultural traditions




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Last updated: 10/6/2015 3:14:49 PM