Refurbished 24th Street BART plaza coming soon

Looks like they’re expanding it and making it nicer looking and more useful. Mission Local reports:

Principle planner Rube Warren said he should have the finished designs by May, with construction done by October 2013. The station will remain open throughout construction.

A 2007 project report, authored by Warren and others, stated that “The plaza lacks basic infrastructure and amenities — a stage, vendor stalls, seating and sufficient bus shelters — to support healthy public life.”

Read on.

23 Responses to “Refurbished 24th Street BART plaza coming soon”

  1. Travis says:

    A stage? You mean somewhere the bible-beaters can set themselves up to be even more obnoxious?

  2. Marina Girl says:

    Has anyone noticed that poor people hang out around BART? I hate that. We need to change Mission Street to be more trendy than it is which will make the poor people move. Then we will have another street to get our groove on!

  3. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    I don’t really see that this is needed. It would be great if they fixed the pavement where it is broken, and re-planted trees in the spots where they are missing, but beyond that I don’t see what the plazas need (or, at least, what they need that even this plan would provide)

  4. R says:

    Seems like El Farolito is going to be concreted over to form the stage. Sad.

    • sixtypercenttogether says:

      This is for the southwest corner, not the northeast. Note Osage street on the right hand side of the model.

  5. Drew says:

    So many negative comments…

    I think the new space will be fabulous! The 24th Street BART plaza has been falling apart for years and looks really ugly. It will be great to have a contemporary and relevant plaza for our neighborhood.

  6. Dear BART: maybe your escalators would occasionally work for more than a month at a time if you didn’t insist on station entrance designs that completely exposed them to the elements?

    I’m all in favor of improvements to the 24th St Plaza, but this looks like a recipe for yet another escalator that’s out of service for 2 months out of any given year.

  7. Cuhsandra says:

    I passed by there this weekend. It sure was intense. Where will all of the drum players and homeless go during construction?

  8. gregory says:

    i would love to see another escalator so we can go up AND down! missionmission comments is the place to have these concerns heard, right?

  9. Justin says:

    They should do this at the 16th st station.

    But I always thought the open area with seating above ground was bad. It’s perfect for congregating all the homeless.

    It seems like it’d be better if it either forced you into the bart station or forced you away.

  10. Lauren says:

    I’d be happy if they just cleaned the layers of bird shit off the turnstiles in the meantime.

  11. lurkskatesf says:

    needs more skateable things

  12. D. Jon Moutarde says:

    Old 24th and Mission Station STILL works better than new 16th and Mission Station. Girl you know it’s true.

  13. Kittens says:

    Sounds like a fat waste of money, especially since that’s the nicer of the two plazas. I agree with most commenters fix the escalators instead.

  14. Uhhh what about 16th BART…

  15. No Way says:

    Complete with cellular communications kill switch and lots of places for police snipers to wait for unsuspecting black youth.

    Watch out for the police bullets…

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