The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's gearing up for some heavy-duty spackling action in SoMa alleyways near blighty 6th Street. According to the Examiner, construction crews will be trucking in a bunch of street improvement gear starting in March this year, including trees, brick-like paving, street lights, raised crosswalks, and art. There's also a car-free plaza in the plans — perhaps the "Tutubi Plaza" shown at the corner of Minna and Russ alleys in 2008 proposals? Says the agency's project manager: "The alleys are a forgotten treasure in San Francisco. A lot of people spend a lot of their time there." And after all's said and done, they might end up even enjoying their alley time.
· Project is right up SoMa’s alleys [SF Examiner]
· South of Market [SF Redevelopment Agency]