A reader asked us to check into movement on the 2001 Market project, which as you may recall involves 82 condos above a new Whole Foods at the corner of Dolores and Market. Even though it received approvals well over a year ago, the project has been held up with requirements to manage the inevitable traffic shenanigans that the grocery store will cause. Mission Local reports that the developer Prado Group has now come up with a plan, supported by the Planning Department, to expand the sidewalks at the intersection of Market and Dolores streets, forcing drivers to slow down for the wider turn and increase pedestrian safety. The most recent design would expand the sidewalks on Dolores Street by 14 feet creating one-lane sections of Dolores, with smaller bulb-outs at 14th Street. Though neighborhood groups are supposedly split over the plan (shocking, we know), the Planning Commission will likely vote on the sidewalk extensions in a few months. We'll keep you posted on any updates.
· Wider Sidewalk Plan for Dolores St. Satisfies City and Developer, Divides Neighbors [Misson Local]
· Previous coverage of 2001 Market [CurbedSF Archives]
The proposed street plan for Dolores and Market streets - click the photo to enlarge [Photo credit: Mission Local]