Better Streets, Better Business

May 13, 2009 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

The plaza is already being put to good use.

This morning the Mayor, Supervisor Dufty and a large array of City agency staff, community members and general well wishers celebrated the opening of the new 17th Street trial project in the Castro.

In honor of the occasion, the Great Streets Project released “Better Streets, Better Business,” a compilation of studies from around San Francisco and the world linking public realm improvements to business benefits. The Great Streets Project has begun analyzing the 17th Street plaza and will be surveying businesses after a reasonable amount of time to determine if and how the plaza has impacted their sales. Well-executed and managed plazas and other public realm improvements often create significant economic benefits to the surrounding community. It remains to be seen whether the 17th Street plaza will be a boost to the Castro Street commercial area.

Photo courtesy of Jamison Weiser.


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Our Mission

The San Francisco Great Streets Project catalyzes the return of our city’s streets to their rightful place as the center of civic life in this wonderful city by working with government, business, and neighborhood leaders to test, analyze and institutionalize placemaking.


Kit Hodge
San Francisco Great Streets Project
995 Market Street, #1550
San Francisco, CA 94103
kit [at] sfgreatstreets DOT org
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