The Ocean Beach Master Plan has been released [Photo: smi23le]
The final version of the Ocean Beach Master Plan was released last week, wrapping up a $410,000 process that recommends $350M in improvements and actions over a 40-year period coordinated by SPUR. Funded by the California Coastal Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the goal of the plan is to save money in public infrastructure and preserve the beach itself.
Reroute of Great Highway south of Sloat to north and east of SF Zoo [Photo: SPUR]
The plan, which is merely a set of recommendations and proposals, includes the major change of rerouting traffic from Great Highway south of Sloat to the north and east sides of the San Francisco Zoo. The move would ease contentious arguments over constructing seawalls or dumping boulders onto the beach to control erosion and protect the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant. Other proposed changes include reducing the width of Great Highway from four lanes to two south of Lincoln, restore dunes in key locations, create better connections with Golden Gate Park, and add bike and pedestrian improvements in the area around Cliff House. You can read the whole plan here.
According to the Ocean Beach Bulletin, planners and officials will hold a press conference about the Master Plan with Mayor Ed Lee Monday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. The exact location has not been determined yet, but it will be somewhere along Ocean Beach. [Update: The press conference has been postponed.]
· Final Ocean Beach Master Plan unveiled [Ocean Beach Bulletin]
· Ocean Beach Master Plan [SPUR]