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Harvey Milk Center Re-Opens at Duboce Park: Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 20 (from left to right): SF Arts Commission President PJ Johnston, Recreation and Park Department Project Manager Keith Kawamura, Alex Randolph of the Mayor’s Office, Douglas Woo of Friends of Duboce Park, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, artist Susan Schwartzenberg and SF Dept. of the Environment Director Jared Blumenfeld. (photo: Bill Sywak)

MTA Bicycle Plan to Add Bike Lanes in Castro and Upper Market
The SF MTA Board of Directors voted unanimously at their June 26 meeting to approve the city’s Bicycle Plan that had originally been drafted in 1997. The bike plan adds over 34 miles of bike lanes to the 45 miles already in existence in the City.

New Whole Foods at Market & Dolores Streets Still Faces Hurdles
Mixed use development at shuttered Ford dealership gets merchant support
Running smoothly for about seven months, plans for a major commercial and residential development along the Market and Octavia corridor must now contend with a number of regulatory hurdles in order to break ground.

Repairs, Upgrades to City Water System on Area Streets to Continue through Fall
Apparent to any driver cruising through the streets of the Castro, an ambitious project to improve water transmission systems in the area is underway. Principally concentrated along Noe and Sanchez streets, crews are installing new water mains as the existing infrastructure has been deemed insufficient to provide enough water pressure in the area.

Not too “I-Rey” at Castro Bars: Jamaica Boycott Continues
with Some Exceptions
A boycott of Jamaican products among LGBT establishments, namely bars, in the Castro has garnered attention since its beginning at the end of March although some have refused to buy into it.