For San Francisco’s vibrant Castro neighborhood, this $8.8-million streetscape beautification and improvement project included widening the sidewalks, adding leaning rails and landscaping, paving, installing decorative rainbow crosswalks and matching tiles for the entryway to the landmark Castro Theater. Close coordination among the construction team, city officials and neighborhood representatives enabled the project to meet an accelerated schedule and contend with a very congested work zone and long lead times for materials. The project was completed on budget and on time for the annual Pride Parade without a lost-time incident. Contractors performed electrical, sewer and water modifications, and also reconstructed the overhead contact system used by the city’s electrified transit buses.

Castro Streetscape Improvements Project

San Francisco

Key Players
, Design
City and County of San Francisco
Major Stakeholders SFMTA; MUNI; PG&E
Contractor Ghilotti Bros. Inc.
Partnering Facilitator Ventura Consulting Group
Subcontractors M Squared; JDB & Sons Construction Inc.; Phoenix Electric Co.; Naturescapes; Atlas Tree; Sheet Metal Alchemist; Green Environment Landscapes; Asphalt Impressions; Acme Memorial Co.