HAIGHT & FILLMORE
The Lower Haight has been split between “above and below Fillmore” for decades. The split is partially a result of low-income housing on the 300 block of Haight. Those residents, predominantly African American don’t often go above the 400 block of Haight (at Fillmore), while the young, predominantly non-Black residents in the 500 and above, don’t venture below.
Haight + Fillmore is also the epicenter of the neighborhood, which stretches from Market to Divisadero. With the re-opening of the corner drugstore, and the planned bus bulbouts on the southeast corner of Haight, we have a chance to bridge the divide and strengthen community. This project will address a critical need for safe, attractive, innovative opportunities for the community to come together in the public realm.
By creating a safe and welcoming focal point where residents and visitors can access information about the neighborhood’s history, understand how our neighborhood connects with others nearby, and locate nearby landmarks, WalkStops also encourages walking, an activity we need more of as our city continues to grow and develop.