We are excited to report that we received Community Challenge Grant funds for two SF Beautiful projects and three of our fiscally sponsored projects for 2015. This is what we will accomplish with these funds:
SF Beautiful has partnered with neighbors in the Lower Haight to create a focal point at Fillmore and Haight that will serve to increase safety, encourage walking, connect the neighborhood to other neighborhoods with wayfinding signs, and teach the changing neighborhood about the neighborhood’s history.
Starr King Elementary Green Schoolyard ($93,000)
The parents and staff of Starr King Elementary in Potrero Hill will be implementing their Green Schoolyard Master Plan, which will enrich the campus with educational, ecological, and recreational features. Funds from the Community Challenge Grant/PUC’s Watershed Stewardship Grant will pay for a rainwater harvesting system.
Ocean Avenue Greening ($60,000)
The Ocean Avenue CBD is spearheading improvements to public parcels at Ocean and Geneva. Improvements will include beautification, traffic calming features, and public art.
Art on MUNI ($14,728)
San Francisco Beautiful will work with artists, SFMTA, and other stakeholders to install art in the 11’’ x 28’’ ad spaces on 25 MUNI buses thereby deterring graffiti and creating an uplifting experience for those who commute by bus in San Francisco.
Creative Crosswalk for Broad Street ($34,111)
SF Beautiful has been conducting a community design process for streetscape improvements to the Broad/Randolph corridor. One of the features that the community identified for beautification traffic calming were creative crosswalks. Thanks to the additional funds that we received from the CCG, we will be able to install new crosswalks at two intersections.
Stay tuned for project updates this Spring and Summer!