Patchy sidewalks, dead trees and boxy buildings currently make Irving Street one of San Francisco's least picturesque neighborhood retail corridors. Thankfully, the blocks between 19th and 26th avenues will benefit from three million dollars worth of improvements in the coming years. To transform the shabby thoroughfare's look and feel, the San Francisco Department of Public Works will repave sidewalks with colored concrete, install distinctive crosswalks, add bulb-outs at select intersections and install various pieces of public art. Like a good number of the other streetscape improvements happening around town, the project's funding comes from the 2011 Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond. Construction is expected to commence in early 2015 and wrap up by January of 2016.
· Irving Streetscape Improvement Project [SFDPW]
· Updating the San Francisco Streetscape Project Map [Curbed SF]