Lombard Street between the future Presidio Parkway and Van Ness Avenue is a major gateway to San Francisco, but it's also a serious eyesore. Underdeveloped lots, fast food joints, uneven paving and dangerous pedestrian crossings make the street one of the least attractive corridors in town. The sorry state of the street also affects businesses, who face difficulty attracting foot traffic. Thankfully, Caltrans and a host of city agencies hope to transform the thoroughfare with increased safety measures, upgrades to transit stops and streetscape beautification. Lombard is one of 25 commercial corridors being revitalized under Ed Lee's "Invest In Neighborhoods" Initiative. Community meeting notices will be posted on the Planning Department's website as the project moves forward.
· Saving Lombard Street [Marina Times]
· Invest in Neighborhoods [OEWD]
· Invest in Neighborhoods [SF Planning]