Community-vetted preferred designs for streetscape improvements along S Cloverdale St, to the west of 5th Ave S, were completed in 2018. SDOT and SPU have pledged to fulfill the community vision by constructing the project in 2019. The preferred design creates a universally accessible, safe, and pleasant walking and biking route between the residents of South Park and local businesses. The new street improvements add trees, drainage, sidewalks, and bicycle access for people to roll, walk, jog, and hike through the neighborhood. The project will encourage locals to walk or bike instead of drive and connect the community to the City and County trail network.
Friends of 5th and Cloverdale is stewarding the project through construction, updating the neighborhood on project progress, and planning a community celebration to mark the completion of the new streetscape and gateway.