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Remodeling 24th St. BART plaza will add 1,200 square feet to the plaza on the southwest corner, according to planners who met with the community last Wednesday.
“These plazas are important public open spaces … they are gateways to the neighborhood for residents and myriad visitors,” said BART Board Vice President Tom Radulovich. “Everyone I talk to about them agrees they are not working now the way they should.”
Principal 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: “The plaza lacks basic infrastructure and amenities — a stage, vendor stalls, seating and sufficient bus shelters — to support healthy public life.”
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Noah Arroyo covers housing for the San Francisco Public Press. He has also written on government, business and crime for MissionLocal.org, a UC Berkeley-sponsored hyperlocal news publication. He is a 2010 graduate of San Francisco State University.
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