POWELL STREET PROMENADE
• Powell Street is one of the busiest pedestrian corridors in the District. It connects the cable car turnaround, Hallidie Plaza, and the BART/Muni Station to Union Square.
• The Union Square Business Improvement District identified the potential for a ‘temporary’ solution to activate the pedestrian realm along Powell Street, called the Powell Street Promenade. A committee proposed a series of sidewalk extensions with seating and planting that elevated the expanded walkway to be flush with the sidewalk.
• Following the approval of the conceptual approach, AUDI stepped forward as a sponsor for the promenade. Audi hired Hood Design Studio to refine the design concept to reflect Audi’s use of aluminum in their automobiles. It replaced nearly 4,500 square feet of street parking with pedestrian space.
• The promenade is in need of ongoing maintenance between now and the implementation of the long-term streetscape vision as the parklet is still in use, three years past its original lifespan.
Landscaping and greenery
Repairs and general maintenance
THE PAPARAZZI DOGS HAVE LANDED!
The Union Square Business Improvement District & Foundation and artists Gillie and Marc from Australia bring Paparazzi Dogs to San Francisco, the first time on the west coast, United States. These bronze statues can be seen one block away from Union Square along the cable car line at the corner of Powell Street and O’Farrell. Capture your moment before they are gone! @UnionSquareSF #PaparazziDogs
SFMTA’S LONG-TERM VISION FOR THE POWELL STREET PROMENADE
The Powell Streetscape Project will design and construct a new streetscape layout for Powell Street between Geary and Ellis streets to enhance the quality and use of the public realm, improve safety for all street users, improve cable car safety and performance, and renew transportation infrastructure. For more information on the City's long-term plan, head to: https://www.sfmta.com/projects/powell-streetscape-project