I would like to refer the above-referenced item to the March 2021 Neighborhood and Qualify of Life Committee (“NQLC”) meeting to consider the re-naming of Rue Vendome Plaza in North Beach as “Place Vendome.”
Rue Vendome Plaza is currently closed to the public as the City undertook a construction project known as the Rue Vendome Plaza Project (the “Project”). The Project permanently closes the portion of Rue Vendome, located between Normandy Drive and 71 Street, in North Beach for the creation of a vibrant pedestrian-oriented public plaza. The Project redesigns the area to create a plaza for community building and streetscape activations by removing the existing asphalt paving, concrete curb and gutters, adjacent sidewalks and walkways, up to and surrounding the adjacent Normandy Fountain, and raising the area using new white concrete pavement, and permeable pavers. Oolite stone benches, steps, and ramps have been designed to harmonize the elevated plaza with adjacent commercial properties to the west.
In view of the closure of Rue Vendome to accommodate the Project, I propose that the area be renamed as the “Place Vendome.”
Should you have any questions or concerns about any of the foregoing, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my aide Luis Callejas.