|Tall enough concept,|
scaled down reality.
|Utilities street mess:|
Anne Stedler, Pacifica’s director of economic development, has been in charge of the project. She recommended a scaled-down version of the streetscape elements when she joined city staff to make the project less expensive than the original proposal worked out by the West Sharp Park Advisory Committee. ... .... The first big step, the undergrounding of the utilities, has already been accomplished.
Pete Yoes, owner of Dial Glass and Window Company, said he’s looking forward to both the cosmetic and the major repairs. 'We’ve got the naked telephone poles. We’ve got patches over the sidewalk. They have been diluting the plan through the years, but it is still worth it to move forward.' ... .... 'The money was there if they had gotten to it sooner when the price was lower, instead of procrastinating.' ..." Read article.
Related article. Pacifica Patch/Christa Bigue, Staff, 8/2/13, "Palmetto street merchants put up with noise, no parking for undergrounding. The project to dig up the pavement and underground the electrical lines on Palmetto Street is now slated for completion by end of December 2013." Note photographs Utilities mess undergrounding by Christa Bigue from the related article. Tall, small, book cover by Mike Shenon, Amazon, Mr. Tall and Mr. Small/Barbara Brenner.
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