97 newly installed street lights unveiled in the Tenderloin
97 new streetlights in the Tenderloin were recently installed as a part of the initiative to make the neighborhood cleaner and safer. Mayor London Breed was joined by community leaders to unveil the newly installed streetlights in the Tenderloin District on January 2nd.
The new streetlights were funded as part of the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Cathedral Hill Hospital Development Agreement in 2013, with $4.25 million provided by CPMC for 97 streetlights in the Tenderloin community. As part of $9 million in funding for public improvements provided under the CPMC Development Agreement, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) was provided a community benefit grant of $4.25 million. With these funds, 97 new streetlights have been installed in the Tenderloin community between McAllister and O’Farrell Streets on Larkin, Hyde, Leavenworth, and Jones Streets, as well as on Eddy Street between Larkin and Mason Streets.
The design of the lights is intended to match the historic style poles along Taylor Street and Golden Gate Avenue. Additionally, by including two lights on each pole, one which lights the street and one which lights the sidewalk, these new improvements will enhance the pedestrian experience in the Tenderloin.