Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan
Project status: complete
The Plan will build on and enhance the Haight-Ashbury’s unique identity as a diverse residential neighborhood, a thriving commercial corridor, and an international tourist destination.
The Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan will develop a community-supported vision for the neighborhood’s streets, sidewalks, and public places.
Based on this vision, the Plan will propose a series of projects and initiatives that can be built over time. New streetscape designs, parking and circulation plan, and a plan for pedestrian amenities like lighting and signage will make the streets more safe, comfortable, and efficient for all users, whether they walk, bicycle, use transit, or drive, and will promote the streets as a place for vibrant street life and activity.
The Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan will identify both short-term interventions and a long-term vision for the neighborhood. In coordination with MTA's ongoing Muni Forward effort, this project will develop a final design that includes transit and streetscape improvements.
Background and History
The Plan will cover the area bounded by Oak, Center, Frederick, and Stanyan Streets, and the Muni stop at Cole and Carl Streets. View a map of the area here.
The impetus for the Plan was a proposal by the Haight Ashbury Merchants Association (HAMA), which began the conversation about future improvements to Haight Street and the surrounding area. View HAMA’s original document here.
Streetscape Community Meeting: JULY 6, 2016
Open House Materials: FEBRUARY 25, 2015
- Open House Announcement
- DRAFT Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan
- Project Overview
- Survey Results
- Haight Street Conceptual Design
- Next Steps
Haight Street Merchant's Working Group #2: OCTOBER 28, 2014
The goal of this working group was to get feedback on concepts for mid block sidewalk extensions and corner sidewalk extensions.
- Concepts for Mid-Block Sidewalk Extensions and Corner Sidewalk Extensions
- Potential Locations for Mid-Block Sidewalk Extensions
Haight Street Merchant's Working Group #1: OCTOBER 14, 2014
The goal of this working group was to introduce design elements at transit bulbs and get feedback on concepts for the Haight Ashbury intersection.
Public Open House: JUNE 11, 2014
This open house, held at the Park Branch Library, focused on Haight Street. The goal of the meeting was to help define priorities for specific streetscape amenities, ranging from better lighting to more greenery to additional sidewalk space.
- Haight Street Corridor-wide Treatments
- Haight Street Mid-block Spaces
- Haight Street Intersections
- Meeting photos
- Survey Results
Public Workshop: FEBRUARY 27, 2014
This public workshop, held at the Urban School on Page Street, was hosted jointly by the Planning Department and the Municipal Transportation Agency. Meeting attendees provided feedback on preliminary design alternatives for Haight, Masonic, and Stanyan Streets.
- Overall neighborhood
- Haight Street
- Stanyan Street
- Masonic Ave
- Meeting photos
Upper Haight Farmers' Market: OCTOBER 23, 2013
On October 23, the Planning Department set up a booth at the Upper Haight Farmers' Market. Despite the cold, we had some good conversations with market shoppers about the streets and sidewalks in their neighborhood. The input from this and other events this fall will be used to develop design alternatives for key streets.
Cole Valley Fair: SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
The Planning Department and the SFMTA attended the annual Cole Valley Fair on September 29. We had a great time speaking to folks about improvements that they'd like to see in the neighborhood. The input from this and other events this fall will be used to develop design alternatives for key streets.
First Public Meeting: OCTOBER 24, 2012
The first public meeting was held on October 24 at the New Urban School. The meeting was attended by over 75 residents and workers, who shared what they love about their neighborhood and what could be improved.
For general information about the Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan, contact:
For information on transit improvements in the neighborhood, visit http://www.sftep.com/
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency