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Infrastructure Financing Districts up for a vote

Today’s Board of Supervisors full board meeting will consider the establishment and use of Infrastructure Financing Districts (IFD). Rincon Hill is the proposed pilot area for the first San Francisco IFD. Tax increment from buildings entitled to be built in the future could help to pay for three parks, livable sidewalks along Beale, Main, and Spear Streets, and better streets improvements so that the designs of Rincon Hill’s streets reflect the fact that there are thousands of people living along Harrison and Folsom Street these days and we need improved pedestrian facilities in the area.

Not sure if improvements will stop drivers from blocking crosswalks (see below), but traffic calming and some bulb-outs to reduce the distance pedestrians must walk to cross Harrison and other streets would be helpful.

Photo: Jamie Whitaker

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