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Vis Valley Construction 4 3.2018
Sidewalk and driveway repair work along Rutland Street will occur from May 14th through May 25th. Work will include replacing sidewalk, concrete street base and repaving the entire block.

Work will start at the West side of Rutland Street at the Visitacion end and work towards Sunnydale. Access to garages will be limited during work hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Improving our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community

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30 Day Construction Notice
Leland Rain Gardens Notice

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The Visitacion Valley Green Nodes Project develops two distinct green infrastructure locations that will improve community spaces and accessibility while helping manage stormwater. The mini-plaza on Sunnydale Avenue features rain gardens to capture stormwater from adjacent streets and create community gathering space as well as improve pedestrian crossing safety at the busy intersection. The terraced rain gardens in McLaren Park will manage stormwater from 18 acres of parkland and Visitacion Avenue and provide a pedestrian connection to McLaren Park from Leland Avenue. Construction is expected from summer 2017 – summer 2018.

The Visitacion Valley Green Nodes is one of eight innovative green infrastructure projects being planned and built throughout the City in the next few years. These projects are part of the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), a multi-billion dollar citywide investment to upgrade our aging sewer infrastructure now and for generations to come.

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Construction of rain gardens.    

McLaren Park Community Garden Coordination

The project team is working with the SF Recreation and Park Department and adjacent Community Garden in McLaren Park to integrate our plans into their upcoming garden improvements. The McLaren Park entrance at Leland Avenue and trail along Visitacion Ave will be closed to the public throughout construction. The community garden will remain open to members. Please visit for more information.

Public Engagement

During the planning phase of this project two public workshops and multiple smaller community group meetings were held to solicit public input and feedback on the project. Additionally, location based feedback boxes were posted at potential project locations.

Conceptual Project Rendering: Leland Terraced Rain Gardens  

Plan View Conceptual Project Plan View: Leland Terraced Rain Gardens 

Plan ViewConceptual Project Plan View: Sunnydale Rutland  Mini-plaza

Future Maintenance

Maintenance plans within green infrastructure will include removal of trash and debris, plant establishment and care, and permeable pavement cleaning. The maintenance schedule and frequency of activities will vary based on the site conditions and needs of the green infrastructure technology employed. The SFPUC will monitor the green infrastructure facilities for proper functioning over time and update maintenance needs and schedules as appropriate.

Last updated: 5/14/2018 11:58:23 AM