Mission Street Public Life Plan


Project Overview

Cover image of Mission Public Life Plan
The Mission Street Public Life Plan is complete! Thank you for participating in the development of this plan. On this page, you can download and read the final plan, in addition to browsing all of the related background project materials. Click here to download the Plan.

The Mission Street Public Life Plan will:

  • Explore Mission Street identity
  • Promote street as vital transit corridor
  • Create opportunities for public space, art and business
  • Test and pilot new ideas

The Mission Street Public Life Plan is looking at how Mission Street is currently used and is exploring new ideas that can express the needs and identity of its users.

Project areaWorking on one of the busiest transit corridors in the City, the Mission Street Public Life Plan team collaborates closely with and builds on the SFMTA Transit Effectiveness Project for the Mission 14 bus line.

The plan will create new opportunities for gathering spaces along the corridor while supporting transit service, and will promote local art and business as expressions of the unique identity of the street. Ideas will be developed for and with the Mission District community and through partnerships newly formed. The Plan will be a resource for community organizations and local stewards to celebrate this iconic street with creative street furnishings, art installations about history and evolving identities, storytelling, and gathering.

We will propose a set of strategies to encourage a blossoming of activities on the street. Pilot projects will illustrate the new ideas emerged from the plan and will support and encourage Mission people to take action.




August - December 2013

Analysis: Surveys and Interviews

January - July 2014

Vision and Design

August - February 2015

Pilot Projects and Installations

PDF of Timeline available here.


What Are We Working On?

thumbnail image of a form Land Use Survey: We just completed a comprehensive survey of uses on the street, illustrating what types of businesses are on each storefront. Our staff is currently creating a database of this survey to create a neighborhood profile. ( Zoning and Supervisor Districts ) ( Community Resources )


thumbnail image of a survey Public Life Survey: We have recruited 20+ volunteers to document what happens on sidewalks of Mission Street. This survey, still in progress, captures life on Mission Street on weekday and weekends from 8 am to 8 pm.



thumbnail image of an interview Stakeholder Interviews: We are talking with Mission Street stakeholders: residents, business owners, community organizations, employees, and anyone who's a part of Mission Street. During one-hour interviews  we capture ideas and hopes for Mission Street by its users.  If you would like to talk to us, please let us know and we will come to you with our voice recorder! (Le habla espanol) [click here for list of interviews]. What we have heard so far



Public Space Survey

The San Francisco Planning Department is asking for your input as a part of its Mission Street Public Life Plan.

Take the Mission Street Public Space Survey

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. Community feedback is essential to the planning process and we appreciate your support. The survey will be kept open through late January.

The initial results of this survey will be displayed at a public meeting held in the Women's' Building at 3543 18th Street #8 on January 21st.

Upcoming Events

None at this time.


Past Events

4th Mission Public Life Plan Public Meeting (January 21, 2015)

3rd Mission Public Life Plan Public Meeting (February 18, 2015)

Sunday Streets: Mission (August 24, 2014)

Second Mission Street Public Life Plan Open House (August 7, 2014)

Discussed Mission Street as vital transit corridor with art, commerce and new public spaces for people to enjoy.

Discussed the latest community conversations on commerce, art and maintenance for the 16th BART plaza. 

Activity map. 

16th Street BART Plaza Workshop - Art (July 15, 2014) 

16th Street BART Plaza Workshop - Safety (July 8, 2014)

16th Street BART Plaza Workshop - Commerce (July 1, 2014)

Plan Open House (February 19, 2014)

Change in the Neighborhood boards

Day in the Life of Mission Street boards

Public Realm boards


Community Meeting for Mission Street South of Chavez (November 12, 2013)
Interagency, discussed planning efforts in the South of Chavez area.


Related Links

Community Links

  • Mission Community Market [click here for fresh food and music]
  • Precita Eyes Mural Art Center
  • Mission Local
  • Mission Cultural Center
  • Central Mission Neighborhood Association
  • Mission Merchant Association
  • Arribas Juntos
  • Mission Police Department
  • DPW cleaning program


Project Contacts

Ilaria Salvadori
Plan Manager
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9086

Kimia Haddadan
Project Lead
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9068

Patrick Race
Urban Design
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9132

Diego Sánchez 
Community Outreach
SF Planning Department
(415) 575-9082


Area Mpa