U.S. San Francisco announces renovation project with federal funding

U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced the allocation of 3.9 million U.S. dollars in federal funding to renovate Buchanan Street Mall in the city’s Western Addition.

The funding comes from the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program, administered through the National Park Service, which provides 61 million dollars in awards to 26 cities across the United States to establish or renovate new and existing parks, according to the announcement.

The project is a partnership between the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Citizen Film, Green Streets, The Trust for Public Land, the Exploratorium’s Studio for Public Spaces, and the San Francisco Park Alliance, the announcement said.

“As someone who grew up in the Western Addition, I am proud to see this community-focused project move forward,” said Breed. “Parks and public spaces are critical for the development and well-being of our communities, and as we continue to recover from the pandemic, we need to ensure that we are investing in public spaces for all San Franciscans to grow and thrive.”