Rain Gardens along Sunset Boulevard Coming Soon
Thank you for your participation
Thank you to all who have participated throughout and more recently attended our community open houses in April 2014 - and to our co-host Supervisor Katy Tang. We hope you continue to be active in this process as it moves forward in design and construction, expected to begin in the Summer of 2015.
April Community Meetings
This April, the SFPUC hosted two community open houses with District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang. Our project team unveiled the project's final design concept including the proposed rain garden locations for each block along the length of Sunset Boulevard from Lincoln Way to Sloat Boulevard. We held our open houses on Saturday, April 12 at the southern end of the corridor and a second open house on Thursday, April 17 towards the center of the corridor. We hope you enjoyed seeing how your comments from the public open house, presentations, and surveys have been integrated into the project design. Please find our open house materials linked at the bottom of this page for your information.
Tiered Rain Gardens at 36th Avenue and Noriega Street
Learning Lab at 37th Avenue and Quintara Street
Wide streets with large landscaped areas provide many opportunities for improving stormwater management in the area. We've asked for your help to identify the community’s priorities for improving the local landscape, such as habitat enhancement, trail and transit access, educational opportunities, and pedestrian amenities. The rain garden design concepts reflect the natural topography and soil conditions of Sunset Boulevard, which are incredibly supportive of stormwater infiltration. Proposed rain gardens along Sunset Boulevard can improve stormwater management for more than 20 acres of paved surfaces in the Sunset District.
Another exciting feature of this project is the Learning Lab that is being designed to provide an educational setting on a variety of related subjects including stormwater and the hydrologic cycle, conservation, ecology, biology, native plants, and other environmental topics. Local schools are helping us program this Learning Lab and create related curriculum.
During the Alternatives Analysis phase, we presented to the following community groups to discuss the public feedback we have received, next steps for the project, and ask for input on project alternatives. We also hosted two coffee talks near the northern and southern project area to raise awareness about the project and collect feedback.
- Sunset Community Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the W
est Sunset Playground, (Ortega Street @ 39th Avenue), from 11:00am - 3:00pm
- People of Parkside/Sunset on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Taraval Police Station Community Room 2345 24th Avenue from 7:00 - 8:00pm
- Outer Sunset Merchants Association on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 2401 Irving Street from 5:30 - 7:00pm
- Inner Sunset Park Neighbors on Tuesday, October 15 at the County Fair Building, Lincoln and 9th Ave from 7:30-9:30pm
- Sunset Residents Association on Monday, October 28 in Garage at 2200 Kirkham at 6pm
- SHARP SF (Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People) on Monday, October 28 at Community Room 1736 – 9th Avenue from 7-8pm
- Project Coffee Chat on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30pm at Java Beach cafe 1396 La Playa Street
- SPUR on Monday, December 2 at 6:00pm at 654 Mission Street
- Project Coffee Chat on Friday, December 6 from 10am-12pm at Java Beach cafe 2650 Sloat Blvd
If you would like to request a presentation for your community group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving Our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community
The Sunset Boulevard Greenway will feature innovative green infrastructure technologies, which may include rain gardens to naturally capture stormwater and allow it to soak into the landscape before it enters our combined sewer system. Because the majority of the City’s surfaces are paved, stormwater has no place to go other than the sewer, which overwhelms the system and may result in neighborhood flooding.
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