SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— It’s some of the most spectacular oceanfront property in California and there are now plans to dramatically change a 3.5 mile stretch of  landscape on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.

Mayor Lee is celebrating the The Ocean Beach Master Plan, which is the result of a two-year study by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. They claim they’ll improve the waterfront by creating a coastal trail that would re-route the Great Highway behind the San Francisco Zoo and reduce its width in other parts to create more space for hikers.

The city and park service also want to manage erosion along the beach since it was a problem during the winter of 2009-2010. According to the park service, bluffs in the area receded 40 feet. Wide trails would be lined with native plants.

KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub Reports:

City residents had mixed feelings about the makeover. Some thought it was a grand plan and appreciated the simplicity of the status quo.

The plan is estimated to cost $350 million, but would be spread over the course of 40 years.

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