La Placita on Bartlett Street
Formerly known as the Bartlett Street Streetscape Improvement Project, the planning phase of the project concluded in June 2013 and the construction phase of the project was completed in March 2017. For more information, visit San Francisco Public Works' Bartlett Street Streetscape Improvement Project page.
The Bartlett Street/Mercado Plaza project was between 21st and 22nd Street in the heart of the San Francisco Mission District. Building on the ideas of the Mission Streetscape Plan, a 2-year community-based effort led by San Francisco Planning(2008-2010) and the more recent placemaking efforts of the Mission Community Market, La Placita provides a beautiful, safe and much needed public space for a wide variety of community programs and bring diverse communities together. The goal for the project was to create a flexible urban space that can provide opportunities for gathering, meeting neighbors and enjoying the vibrant life of the Mission District.
A long‐term community‐based design was developed by a local partnership between San Francisco Planning, San Francisco Public Works, and local design/build firm ReBar. The project installed new roadway paving, wider sidewalks, speed tables, and bike parking. In addition, new pergola structures were installed (separately from this project) as permanent shelters for Farmer’s markets and community events. Street trees act as a gateway into the plaza and new lighting will increase safety and visibility. The revitalization of Bartlett Street will serve to be a space for families, local artists, and merchants.
The project was funded by the 2011 Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond.