The Geary Boulevard underpass at Fillmore Street, seen looking east toward Downtown San Francisco.

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department


The Geary-Fillmore Community Planning Study will develop transportation and land use concept designs that rethink the urban renewal-era Geary Expressway and advance a high-quality multimodal, mixed-use, transit-oriented area to connect the Japantown and Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhoods and promote community livability. The study will engage neighborhoods through a community-led outreach process to develop goals, evaluation criteria, and scenarios and by establishing a Community Council with representatives of the Black, Japanese, and Jewish communities that were displaced when the underpass was constructed, as well as with newer community members.

Recommendations will include multimodal network connectivity and safety improvements, long-term transportation expansions and enhancements, development feasibility analyses for potential affordable housing sites and economic development strategies, anti-displacement strategies, and concept-level urban design guidance.  We expect the study to launch this Summer 2024.

We will be forming a community led working group to guide the project and support community engagement efforts. Organizations in the study area who are interested in participating in this effort are encouraged to reach out to the project team.



Aliza Paz, Principal Transportation Planner

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The study will focus on the first phase of planning and development.