“Discussion Points: This a long-term project (breaking ground in 2016, at the earliest), and BOMA members discussed near-term concerns for the various department staff to consider as they move forward in the information gathering phase of this effort:
The homeless population. How can you improve Market Street (adding parklets, nodes and general public gathering spaces) without considering the existing homeless population?
Impact of future design and construction on the ground-floor businesses that line and/or are immediately adjacent to Market Street.
Maintenance costs after build out – who pays?
All forms of conveyance should be considered when improving Market Street. I’m sure you’re doing this but East/West travel across Market should be carefully reviewed.
Continuous outreach to the business community and other stakeholder groups to be sure that the City understands the issues of concern before final design consideration and construction.”
Will this so-called Better Market Street effort yield a Market Street that looks anything like this?
No, it won’t.
Still the focus groups continue, still the Project Manager drives forward.
Will the Project Manager ever get around to asking the existing users of Market Street what they think?
As per usual.