Spear Street Sidewalk Widens Out for the Holidays
|December 8, 2008||Posted by jamie under Open Spaces||
The sidewalk on Spear Street at the north end (at Folsom Street) by The Infinity towers has been widened out according to the Rincon Hill Plan for quite some time. The benches on that end are lovely, and I can’t wait to try the Nancy Oakes restaurant and whatever ends up filling the vacant Sharper Image store space across the street at Hills Plaza.
This past Saturday, I took a couple of photos as I walked by the construction of the continuation of the widened sidewalks along Spear Street down to Harrison Street. This is a taste of what we have to look forward to using as pedestrians in the future on Beale, Main, and Harrison Streets from Bryant all the way up to Mission.
Around 8:30 a.m. on 12/6/08 from Spear and Harrison Street (credit: Jamie Whitaker)
Around 3:30 p.m. on 12/6/08 from Spear and Harrison Street (credit: Jamie Whitaker)
Another wonderful improvement I noticed was that a new tree was planted in the spot vacated (and very dangerous because there was a hole left for someone to unknowingly step into during the dark of night) near the corner of Spear and Harrison Street. Now if we can just encourage that computer server hosting company on Spear and Harrison (ServePath I think??) to occasionally sweep up the crap on their sidewalks like their neighbor on the other side at Main Street does, we’ll be doing well around that Spear and Harrison block as far as beautification goes.
Before (way before – November 15, 2007 – thankfully, someone had sawed this down to reduce the chance of someone getting gored, but it still left a hole in the middle of the metal grates) … (credit: Jamie Whitaker)
After 12/5/08 … (credit: Jamie Whitaker)