Tag Archives: 17th Street

Community will decide on name for new Mission park set to open in May

A 17-year vision to transform an empty parking lot at 17th and Folsom streets into a recreational park is months away from completion and all that remained to do at Thursday’s final community meeting was to vote on a name. “The park is almost there,” announced Paulina Araica, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department’s project manager, who briefed community members...

More Rain on Horizon, Flood Barriers to Return

Moderate to heavy rains a re on the way and city crews will once again deploy interlinking plastic flood barriers around the intersection of 17th and Folsom streets, where heavy rains often overwhelm the sewer system and cause flooding. The barriers are expected to go up Tuesday on the western sidewalk of Folsom Street south of 17th and the southern sidewalk along 17th...

New Mission Park Opening Delayed Due to Rain

A recent spell of heavy rainfall has caused a delay in the construction of a new Mission District park, was scheduled to open to the public at 17th and Folsom streets at the end of 2016. Construction of the 31,850-square-foot park, spearheaded by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, has been underway since March, although the plans for the...

Car Crashes Into Parked Cars on Mission and 17th

A woman was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after crashing into several parked cars on Mission and 17th streets. The driver of a red Volkswagen hatchback was traveling on Mission Street when she hit several cars, including a Toyota SUV parked near 17th Street. It’s unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the car. An employee of...

Pedestrian’s Pushcart Hit by Driver

A car hit a pedestrian’s pushcart outside Mission Loc@l’s offices at 17th Street and Treat Avenue at 4:30 p.m. The pedestrian was attempting to cross Treat when the incident occurred. “What are you doing?” the woman screamed. The driver honked, backed up and sped away down 17th Street toward Mission Street. The woman appeared uninjured, and after a few minutes...