Phelan Loop & Public Plaza

Project Overview

Drawing showing housing development, public plaza, Phelan Loop, Firehouse, CCSF Bookstore, Ocean and Phelan avenues

The Phelan Loop and Public Plaza projects will transform the existing Muni Phelan bus loop on the north side of Ocean Ave. between Phelan Ave. and Lee St. into a more efficient and pedestrian friendly transit terminal and new public open space.

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Project Details

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The Phelan Loop and Public Plaza projects are key components of the Balboa Park Station Area Plan EIR/EIS, approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2008. These projects will transform the existing Muni Phelan bus loop on the north side of Ocean Ave. between Phelan Ave. and Lee St. into a more efficient and pedestrian friendly transit terminal and new public open space.

The Phelan Loop Project will reconfigure the existing bus terminal loop or buses to enter the loop off of westbound Ocean Ave. (where they do with the existing loop) and utilizing some underused public land go clockwise behind San Francisco Firehouse #15, exiting onto southbound Phelan Ave. north of Ocean Ave. This will free up the rest of the loop property for a 200’ x 65’ public plaza and a 72 unit affordable housing development, built through the auspices of the Mayor’s Office of Housing. The new Phelan Loop will provide Muni with an entirely new transit infrastructure: including a new overhead wire system, pavement, boarding islands, lighting, bus shelters, landscaping and operator restrooms.

The public plaza, just west of the bus loop,  will be mostly hardscape with some seating, trees, pedestrian style lighting and public art. It will serve as a pedestrian pathway between the Muni K-line boarding islands on Ocean Ave., the new Phelan Loop bus stops and the Ocean Ave. campus of City College. It could also be the site of farmer’s markets, community fairs and other community gatherings. The plaza will also serve as the front entrance into the affordable housing development, and as the legal address of that development.

Project Highlights

  • Builds totally new transit terminal for two major bus lines (49 and 8X/BX), including: all new concrete surfaces, boarding islands, sidewalks, bus shelters, overhead wires and poles, lighting, traffic and pedestrian signals.
  • Transforms the complex Phelan/Ocean intersection into a safer and simpler pedestrian environment.
  • Creates a new public plaza with: permeable and impermeable pavers, trees, benches, plants and lighting.

Timeline

Key Dates

Milestones

February 8, 2013 

Begin construction of the Loop

May 6, 2013

Open new loop for service

July 2013

Begin conceptual design for Plaza

December 2013

Complete detail design of plaza 

 

Funding

$6.8M – Bus Livability Grant (federal)

$0.6 M – Transit Enhancement Grant (federal)

$1.2M – Transportation for Livable Communities Grant (federal)

$4.1M – Proceeds from sale of part of Loop property for housing development

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$12.7M – Total

Costs

$0.6M – Conceptual Engineering/ Planning:

$7.5M – Loop including all support cost

$2.0M – Public Plaza, including all support costs

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$10.1 M – total                                                                

Our Partners

  • The Department of Public Works

  • Office of Economic and Workforce Development

  • City College of San Francisco

  • Mayor’s Office of Housing

  • San Francisco Fire Department 

Related Projects

Balboa Park Station Area Plan

Documents

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PDF PhelanPlazaCommunityMtg.pdf1.97 MB

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