A proposal to revitalize Austin Alley as part of the Polk Streetscape project has just been released.
Current plans include 9 new trees & an elevated plaza near Polk Street that would include café-style seating.
The Lower Polk Neighbors Organization's mission for this project is that:
"The Lower Polk Alleyways District Vision Plan represents a set of guidelines and planning goals for improvements to a pedestrian-prioritized area of the city that is defined by the Alleyways in order to create a high-quality, people-focused network within the dense urban grid of the City of San Francisco."
This would be an incredibly exciting pedestrian-friendly addition to those who live and work in the Van Ness neighborhood!