Mission officials, residents look to alternative designs for planters on Hodges Drive

Hodges Drive
The planter at Hodges Drive and West 62nd Street in Mission.

Mission city leaders and residents have developed an initial plan for the large planters blocking the ends of three streets on Hodges Drive.

City leaders last night considered a plan developed by a working group of residents. The design alternative sketched out by a working group of residents and GBA, the architect on the job, will first be tested out at the intersection of Hodges, Juniper and 61st Terrace. It involves installing essentially an “island” in the intersection with a design that also includes pavers and a gate.

Public safety vehicles would have a key to the gate for better accessibility in exiting the area.