San Marco Boulevard Streetscape Construction Update
by Donny Mak
on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 1:00am.
San Marco Streetscape Update - New San Marco Square Rendering By: Alan Aptheker
The roundabout is done, and my, what a learning curve (pardon the pun) it has been for some drivers. All you have to know is this: yield to the driver in the circle. That’s it – that’s all. Now let’s fast forward to the new extended green space that is planned to extend Balis Park into the square, allowing for two one-way streets to pass through San Marco Square, as opposed to the thin and tiny two ways that are inevitably rush-hour clogged.
The San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) has a computer rendering of the future space that shows the final product. SMPS is offering a way to donate to the project, and leaveyour mark on the square for posterity. For $100, you can purchase a brick engraved with your name, or the name of a living or deceased loved one. The bricks will be installed as part of the expanded Balis Park. As it states on the SMPS website, “This is your opportunity to be part of a meaningful public park for all generations.” The park is expected to be finished in either April or May 2013.
San Marco Streetscape Update - Construction
San Marco Streetscape Update - Completed Roundabout